Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The week before diwali and the diwali week was a visual treat to me viewing and drooling over the wonderful preparations made by fellow bloggers all over Google Plus and Facebook. I wish I could prepare every single recipe I saw. It was not impossible but I could not. I bookmarked a few recipes which were of most interest to me and prepared them. One such recipe is Aalu Bhujiya. It was so so tasty. One thing for sure is that I will never buy this snack ever again as I can now make it right at home and that too very easily.

I was not too sure how this would taste but I was pleasantly surprised and felt happy that I chose to give this preparation a try. It was so crunchy and tasty. We loved it. Try to make these and you will not regret.

You need a murukku press to make the aalu bhujiyas and if you do not own one then unfortunately I am not aware of any alternative to make these.

Here is the recipe..

Potato - 1 medium
Besan / Gram Flour - 1/2 cup
Garam Masala - 1/4 Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon or as per spice level
Lemon Juice - 1/2 Teaspoon (optional)
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying
Chat Masala as required (Optional) 

Method :
1. Boil the potato till it is well cooked and soft.
2. Once cool, Peel the potato and mash it completely. Keep aside.
3. In a mixing bowl add the mashed potato, gram flour, salt, lemon juice, red chilli powder and garam masala and mix well to form a soft dough. Sprinkle some water if needed. The dough may be sticky but it is fine.
4. Heat oil for deep frying.
5. Take the murukku press with the plate that has several small holes. This is used to make karasev, idiyappam etc.

6. Add the prepared dough into the murukku press and keep it ready.
7. Once oil is hot reduce the flame and press the dough into the hot oil in circular motions.
8. Turn the flame to medium and fry on both sides. This cooks very quickly so you need to work fast.
9. Remove from oil once the sizzling sound stops which indicates that the snack has been fried.
10. Remove onto absorbent kitchen towels.
11. Prepare aalu bhujiya in the same way with the remaining dough.
12. Once it cools down break it into small pieces. It breaks very easily.
13. Store in air tight container.
14. You may sprinkle some chaat masala or have it as is.

Enjoy Aalu Bhujiya.

Recipe adapted from www.jeyashriskitchen.com

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  1. Love this crispy and crunchy bhujiya.... beautiful color and very tempting...

  2. like this yummy crunchy bhujiya....

  3. really tempting.......

  4. Bhujiya looks tempting.I too feel sometimes why did I buy the tasteless one when I could learn to make at home.

  5. these looks so tempting... i could keep munching them for my chai...

  6. Delicious! That looks like a wonderful snack, bookmarking it to try out soon!

  7. Potatoes for this lovely crunchy snack? Awesome and its really a great invention. I am loving it so much.

  8. Wow...very tempting and addictive snack...looks delicious!!

  9. Lovely one,these are my favorite snacks,perfectly done

  10. Happy to follow you via gfc,would appreciate if you follow me back :)

    1. Harini I have been following you for quite sometime now. not sure if it is gfc or G+

  11. Hi,
    Love to eat Aalu Bhujiya. Love this crispy and crunchy bhujiya beautiful color and very tempting. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Want to taste this very soon. Hope your next recipe will published soon.