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sun dried potato chips, how to make potato chips at home

by dassana amit updated September 28, 2013

sun dried potato chips - how to make sun dried potato chips

potato chips are an all time favorite in the household whether they are sundried or not.

i have been addicted to the sun dried ones from my school days. there were days when i did not want to take the chapati-sabzi for tiffin or the idli-dosa just coz i wanted to have these chips from the school canteen.

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they used to be laden with so much of chili powder that even at that age i would love them. and when sometimes they would get over in the canteen, i would feel not so nice…

typical emotions of a tender age…..  so i would make it a point to rush to the canteen as soon as the bell rings so that i can have them…. lol…

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these potato chips are not made by me. they are made by my mom in law. i recently met up with my in laws at sadhguru jaggi vasudev’s ashram.

there, she got a lot of things for us, some being food stuff like potato papad, punjabi wadis and these sun dried potato chips, which were not many.

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i also took the details on how to make the potato chips at home. when we arrived back home, it was pouring so heavily here plus it always dark.

there is virtually no sign of sun. so i gave up the plans of making the chips at home.

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so here i am sharing mom in law’s recipe again of making the sun dried potato chips at home. you can read the details below on how to make them. once they are dried completely then store them in an air-tight container.

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the only good part of these dried potato chips are you can make them as many you want. then whenever you want you can fry them & they are ready to be served in no time.

after you fry them, sprinkle some salt and red chili powder… yummy chips are ready to be devoured… both salt and red chili powder does wonders to the chips….

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these potato chips can be had plain or as an accompaniment with dal-rice or even sambar-rice. you can also serve them as starters.

to make these chips all you need are good quality large or medium sized potatoes, water, salt and a good sun light. once they are dried you have a nice jar of potato chips ready to be made any time.

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this is really not a recipe but more a method of making the chips at home. the quantity of water and salt can be easily adjusted while preparing the chips.

details on making sun dried potato chips below:

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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Ingredients
ingredients to make the chips:
  • potatoes as much as you want
  • water
  • salt
equipments:
  • mandoline or slicer
  • a plastic sheet or a clean cotton napkin
  • a large tray
ingredients for frying the chips:
  • oil for deep or shallow frying
  • salt or black salt
  • red chili powder or cayenne pepper
Instructions
making the chips:
  1. wash the potatoes well in water.
  2. peel the potatoes.
  3. in a huge bowl mix some salt with water and keep aside.
  4. now start slicing the potatoes with a slicer and as you slice them let the slices fall in the salted water.
  5. you can even slice them with a knife.
  6. the slices should be neither too thick nor thin.
  7. we are adding the slices in the salt water so that they potatoes don't darken.
  8. finish off like this with all the potatoes.
  9. now in another large pan take water and add salt to it.
  10. the quantity of water should be so such that all the potato slices should get immersed in it.
  11. bring this salt water mixture to a rolling boil and switch of the gas.
  12. now add the potato slices to the hot salted water.
  13. keep the potato slices for 1 or 2 minutes in the hot water.
  14. remove the slices with a slotted spoon and arrange them on a tray lined with a plastic sheet.
  15. keep them in the sun for 1 or 2 days till they are dried completely.
  16. change the sides of the slices when one side is dried.
  17. store in an air tight jar in a cool & dry place.
to serve:
  1. shallow or deep fry the potato slices.
  2. drain on kitchen tissues.
  3. sprinkle some salt and red chili powder before serving.
  4. serve them potato chips hot as if you keep them out for a longer time, they become soft.
Notes
you can either shallow fry or deep fry the chips.

you can also spice the chips with your favorite choice of spices or herbs


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Carrie McIver November 16, 2013 1

if you have a mailing list for your blog, please add me!
i found you by looking for banana chips. In Guatemala they make them for sale, very thinly sliced, only salt on them… thank you for helping me know how to do myself

I am trying to find your Thoran recipe, no luck so far

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dassana November 17, 2013 2

carrie, i have added you in the mailing list. please use google search button to search for recipes in the blog. thoran recipe is already posted.

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deepti June 14, 2013 3

hey,I tried ur sun dried potato chips they turned into brown in colour. My children they say that these chips they r burnt.pls kindly suggest me for tasty & colourful chips.

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dassana June 15, 2013 4

if you have followed all the steps correctly than the chips should not become browned. we make these often at home and they don’t turn brown. also its important to slice them directly in salted water and then later add them to hot salted water. also i don’t know how the chips are colored. you can check google and hopefully someone must have posted a method.

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pooja March 26, 2014 5

hey Deepti, I think i have the answer to why your chips turned brown in colour. It was because they were not boiled enough and were still raw.While making sun dried potato chips it is very important to see that the potatoes do not remain uncooked, otherwise they will not last long …at the same time they should not be overcooked otherwise they they will be difficult to separate and dry.

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dassana amit March 31, 2014 6

thanks a lot pooja for your apt answer and tips.

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Gauri Kasautyar March 12, 2013 7

it was amazing i love your tps thankuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mariya khan July 3, 2012 8

Hi dassana..Thanks 4 sharing such lovely nd yummy recipes.. dear need ur help..wl be very grateful to u if u could tell me some easy recipe by which i can make red sauce pasta at home..

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dassana July 3, 2012 9

when you say red pasta sauce, i hope you mean the sauce made with tomatoes. this is how i make pasta at home with the red sauce very much similar to the recipe posted here: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/penne-with-tomato-mushroom-and-olives/

when you make the pasta from the above recipe, just do not add the mushrooms… thats it. you can add some cayenne pepper or red chili powder if you want. add dry or fresh herbs, mainly – basil & oregano

you can also add mix herbs or italian seasoning if you have them. if the tomato mixture looks too dry, then add some veg stock or water.

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Asmita July 2, 2012 10

These chips looks great! Would love a big bowl of those.

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suhani July 2, 2012 11

i love a little thick potato chips and that too freshly deep fried..hot and crispy..laden with lots of red chili powder..and when u have the recipe in ur hands what else could u wait for..

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dassana July 2, 2012 12

hey suhani… do make these chips at home. i hope it is still sunshine where you live.

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Richa@HobbyandMore July 2, 2012 13

Can i broil these with a little oil! i think they will work well that way too. now if only i can get 1-2 day of bright sun :) we will probably get a month of continuous hot sunshine:) someday.. someday soon! love the chili sprinkle on the tower!

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dassana July 2, 2012 14

yes richa, you can broil them. even i sometimes heat little oil and then fry these potato chips adding a few at a time.

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sreebindu June 30, 2012 15

love the story and the recipe too =) hope to sunshine’s high for you soon =)

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dassana July 1, 2012 16

thanks sreebindu :-)

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riyas June 30, 2012 17

even okra and brinjal are sun dried and prepared like potatoes chips.

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dassana July 1, 2012 18

i know about okra, bitter gourd/karela but never heard about sun dried brinjal chips. thanks for sharing this riyas.

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safiya June 29, 2012 19

hi….
Didn’t knew potatoes could be dried n stored..so this recipe is very new to me..will surely try dis as my both kidz r huge fans of potato chips …
thank u vry much for sharing recipes like dis bcoz i am a vry confused mom wen it comes to the fooooood of kidzz..

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dassana June 29, 2012 20

your kids will love these. avoid adding chili powder. just sprinkle some salt. i know it is not easy to understand to children and their ever changing food habits.

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Anamika @ madcookingfusions June 29, 2012 21

Hey Dassana. these chips took me back to my childhood, loved reading about it…my grandmaa and maa both use to make these at home and we use to see them doing it but never exactly knew what all was happening then but now after reading it felt so nice :)! Thanks for sharing this, really loved it!

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dassana June 29, 2012 22

thanks anamika :-)

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radha June 29, 2012 23

Yummy. Unfortunately summer is over.

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dassana June 29, 2012 24

summer is over in the southern and western parts of india, but the summer is at its peak in north india.

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shruthi June 29, 2012 25

Dassana,these chips reminds me of childhood memories. Every summer my grandmom used to make these chips and other things and we used to enjoy them with Palak daal & rice..Yumm!!!…Thanks for sharing.

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familycook June 29, 2012 26

They chips look delicious and with the given heat here, they would dry up in an instant. I have to make them soon.

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Ansh June 29, 2012 27

I Love how you manage to bring about so many good memories of food we ate as children and capture the essence of the times gone by!! Beautiful post.

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dassana June 29, 2012 28

thanks ansh

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Maria June 29, 2012 29

Dassana they look yum and best part is you can store them and fry anytime :)

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