Indian Cuisine,  Snacks

Spicy Potato Tornado

There are some days when you crave for a spicy side dish with dinner or a late evening snack. Potatoes come for a quick rescue at this time and spicy Potato Tornado is one dish I swear by! They taste amazing with a variety of dips, but Mint dip works wonders like no other. I agree its a bit tricky to start with cutting the spiral Potato but just like with everything else, you get better with a little practice and it ends up looking way too easy in the end. You can bake these as well, however I prefer frying it to retain the crispiness. I do make it a point to however, dab the extra oil which makes it taste truly appetizing!

Spicy Potato Tornado

Recipe by Gunjan SawhneyCourse: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 5 large Potatoes

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • 1/4 cup All purpose Flour

  • 1/4 cup Corn Flour

  • 1 tsp Chaat masala

  • 1 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp salt


  • Wash the potatoes with water.
  • Use metal tongs or wooden skewers to pierce through the potatoes gently. Cover the skewers or tongs in a little to ensure the process is easy.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the potato into a spiral shape with each curve edge having a width of a 5 rupee coin roughly for an estimate. Repeat this process for all potatoes.
  • Now, gently loosen up the spirals of each potato to make sure there is a gap between the slices.
  • Soak them in water to ensure they don’t turn black while you proceed to making the marination.
  • Take a large bowl and add all purpose flour, corn flour, chaat masala, red chilli powder, salt and water in it. Mix it well to ensure no lumps are to be seen.
  • Now dip each potato in it and ensure all of its edges are coated well with the marination mixture.
  • Let them rest for 5-10 minutes until you keep the oil for heating in a thick bottomed pan.
  • When the oil is hot, fry the potatoes until they turn crispy brown in color from all sides.
  • Transfer them to a plate and dab the excess oil using a tissue.
  • Garnish witth chopped Coriander, cottage cheese and serve hot with a dip of your choice!

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