How to make Gujarati Aloo Chiwda - A crunchy potato snack enhanced with nuts.

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Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

Gujarati Aloo Chiwda Recipe Card

Gujarati Aloo Chiwda

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


For more recipes related to Gujarati Aloo Chiwda checkout Dilli Aloo Kachalu Chaat, Batata Vada - Street Food, Aloo Ke Sooley, Katori Chaat . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Prawn Onion Bhajji, Snowball Cookies, Crunchy Mustard Chicken, cheesy sandwich .

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gujarati Aloo Chiwda Recipe

  • Potatoes grated 5 medium

  • Cashewnuts broken 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Dry coconut (khopra) sliced 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies seeded and chopped 3-4

  • Curry leaves 10

  • Raisins 1/4 cup

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tablespoon

  • Powdered sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Soak grated potatoes in salted water for ten minutes. Drain and pat dry on a towel. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Drop a handful of potatoes in hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Deep-fry the remaining potatoes in the same way. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

Fry one after the other cashewnuts, coconut slices, green chillies and curry leaves till light brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper and set aside to cool.

Step 4

Combine all the fried ingredients in a big bowl. Add raisins, roasted cumin powder, garam masala powder, roasted fennel seeds, powdered sugar and rock salt. Mix well.

Step 5

When completely cooled, store in an airtight container.