Alu 65, chilli potato

Indo-Chinese snacks are very popular. Among the many varieties Alu 65, or chilli potato  is one of them. A dry snack , it is tasty and loved by all. It can be of different kinds as with cauliflower,paneer or tofu. I have used potato as it is liked by kids and I had prepared it on my daughter’s birthday.

Alu 65 is easy to make. What is essential  in this dish ? Hard boiled potatoes is needed. If they are soft, you will not be able to cut them into cubes and fry. Hence, boil whole potatoes and you will get them the right way.


  • potatoes  boiled 3
  • self raising flour or maida 2 cups
  • cornflour 1/4 cup
  • chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder 1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • soya sauce 2 tsp
  • chat masala 1/2 tsp
  • water for mixing
  • oil for frying
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Hard boil the potatoes. To get this keep them whole in the pressure cooker. Remove skin and cut into cubes. Mix all ingredients except oil to  batter of thick consistency. Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip the potatoes in the batter and slowly ,let them in the oil. Deep fry till brown in colour. Serve hot with a dip or tomato ketchup.

MAKE A NOTE : Red colour is usually added to the batter for all Chinese dishes but I have not used it. Artificial colours are not good for health.

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  1. shubha says:

    Pass me the plate J:) they look so good!!

  2. Kids it…yumm

  3. PIYALI says:

    Jayashree dear this is indeed a very interesting addition to finger foods at any party. Just one look at the plate and I know that everything will vanish in a jiffy. I so wish that I could get my hands on that crunchy munchy, flavour loaded plate. Loved it.

  4. Anu Nagaraja says:

    again the flavors catch my attention here Jayashree. truly would be a hit at my home too. love your platter with the noodles and alu 65 – YUM! hope your daughter had a wonderful day!

  5. Padma says:

    Very delicious platter..can finish all of them..I love Indo-Chinese food:)

  6. These look so tasty. I am going to feature them next week on my round up of Meatless Meals from Tasty Tuesdays Link Up.

    Thanks for linking up!

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