If there’s one thing that I could eat for the rest of my life, it’s Potatoes. Why? One, they’re so freakin delicious! Two, one can have tons of different types of dishes with this one amazing ingredient. Three, why are we even counting! Let’s just jump into the list of Top 15 Potato Appetizers that can make you drool!
1. French Fries
How could French Fries not make it to the top of this list. They’re rightly the most popular thing out there. People of every age relish having fries. Potatoes taste best when fried; and with this recipe, with right balance of crispness, softness and the perfect seasoning, they’re sure to taste divine.
2. Potato Wedges
Another lip smacking delight, and a childhood favourite, Potato Wedges. The perfectly cut, deep fried goodness won’t let you stop eating. The way these are made, with that delicious outer covering and the melting soft inside, it’s an absolutely delectable experience! Also, this one has to be super hot and just out of the fryer for the real joy.
3. Potato Tornado
Whenever I see this appetizing treat, I get mesmerized at its beauty. Whenever I eat it, I can’t stop myself from admiring it. And this is legit that good. What an innovative way to strike the right chords to make a dish that has the crispiness of potato chips and mild softness of potato wedges. A must must try if you haven’t already. It’s a rising street food since a while.
4. Potato Cheese Balls
Potato Cheese balls have this delicious cheese filled inside a mix of boiled potatoes and mild seasoning. Sometimes they also have corn. Immensely beautiful, made in heaven combination of potato and cheese. A pure melt in mouth experience. Being slightly bland and cheesy, best served hot with a hot sauce.
5. Aloo Tikki
Aloo Tikki is a highly appetizing delicacy that can be made basic, or with different fillings. Some versions are plain, like only seasoned and having some flour for binding. Some have stuffing, such as Soyabean or Chana Dal inside the boiled potatoes. Shallow or deep fried until golden brown.
6. Potato Vada
Potato Vada is a delicious potato mix coated in gram flour batter, and deep fried. The well known Maharashtrian combination Vada Pav has this as its core. Also, some South Indian eateries serve this Potato Vada with Sambhar and Coconut Chutney. It’s a quick, very renowned street food (especially in Mumbai) and best relished with chutney and fried green chillies.
Samosa also has potatoes as its core ingredient. It’s very unique in the way it is prepared. It has a triangular shape. The potato mix is sealed with a dough made of refined flour. People usually have Samosas with some ketchup or chutney. They’re hugely popular and a favourite of many.
8. Sabudana Tikki
Sabudana refers to sago or tapioca pearls. These pearly white food is a sought after ingredient, especially during fasts in India. Sabudana Tikki or Sabudana Vada has boiled potatoes to bind with the soaked sabudana. With the right spices and a salty or sweetish hint as per taste, the mix is then formed into tikkis and fried until golden crisp on the outside, and moist on the inside.
9. Aloo Bhajiya
Potato Bhajiya, Pakoda or Fritters are again hugely sought after as a street food. Most people also prepare them at home as an evening snack to go with Chai. Round, thin slices of potatoes, dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. Equally delicious, whether had with some bread or all by themselves.
10. Pohe ki Tikki
Poha is flattened rice. They’re soaked and mixed with boiled potatoes and seasoned with basic spices, chillies, cilantro and most importantly, Amchur (dried mango powder). Made into round or oval shaped flat tikkis, and usually deep fried until done. They’re super crisp due to the Poha, and super tasty owing to the seasoning.
11. Aloo Kachori
Kachoris are very unique in the style of preparation, and consequently in the end result. Disc shaped, fluffy outer with different stuffing inside. Very crisp, heavy and filling, but really one of their kind. Aloo Kachori has a basic potato stuffing. Many a times, it is used as a base for making chaat. Adding different chutneys, some onion, curd and Sev.
12. Aloo Chaat
Aloo Chaat is so delicious, that words cannot be enough to describe its awesomeness. There are multiple variations, as everyone has their own way of making it. The top 2 recipes are with boiled potatoes, and fried potatoes. Topped with spicy, sweet, tangy chutneys. And even some sour yogurt, and crunchy Sev. Truly one of its kind.
13. Potato Bread Rolls
These are very easy to make, and equally awesome to taste. A mashed potato mix is made with some onions and spices. And portions of this stuffing are covered in soaked, presses slices of bread; to make rolls out of them. Deep fried to get that brownish colour and a crunchy crust. Best served hot, with a sauce or green chutney.
14. Potato Toast
This is a sandwich with not a lot of stuff, but just a mash potato and onion mix. The seasoning should be spot on, for it to taste well. Make sure you make it as spicy as you like. Toasted on a grill pan or regular griddle, with some vegetable oil on both sides. An easy DIY snack you can enjoy on the go as well.
15. Potato Chips
Potato chips are everyone’s favourite. Thinnest possible slices of potatoes, deep fried or baked until perfectly crisp, and seasoned with just the right amount of salt. Chips can either be store bought, or even homemade. They’re highly crunchy, absolutely delectable and a perfect all time snack.
Though we might be having another whole lot of stuff with potato as their core ingredient; these were the Top 15 Potato Appetizers of all time. Now that you’re craving something out of this list, make sure you go and grab a bite!