I’ve fallen in love with honey chilli potato since the first time I tried it on a street food stall in New Delhi and after numerous attempts, I have come up with an amazing crispy honey chilli potato recipe which I’ll share with you today. Honey chilli potato is an ultra-addictive snack that will leave you craving for more. If you ever tried this Indo-Chinese street food/snack, you’ll know what I’m talking about!
But first things first…
What is Honey Chilli Potato?
Honey chilli potato is a crunchy yet juicy and flavorful snack that consists of potatoes, onions, bell peppers, honey, and a myriad of different spices and sauces. It’s a dish that if prepared properly, will remain crunchy even after tossing the potatoes in a mix of sauces. Once you get the hold of it, you’ll see that it’s quite easy to master the honey chilli potato recipe but if you haven’t tried making it and don’t want to serve soggy potato on the table, you’re at the right place; we’ll show you how to make the perfect crunchy honey chilli potato.
Where Can You Get Honey Chilli Potato?
This delicious snack originates from China but it quickly became popular in India too. Today, you can find it at street food stalls across India and China but it’s also available in a lot of Indian/Chinese restaurants around the world. In recent years, honey chilli potato is becoming more popular in some Southeast Asian countries too. However, you don’t have to travel to an exotic country or explore dirty street food stalls in order to taste this snack. You can make honey chilli potato in your home with some local ingredients that you can get anywhere.
With that being said, I would like to share a couple of my tricks before getting to the recipe. If you like your honey chilli potatoes to have a golden honey glaze and be extra crispy, keep reading. If not, feel free to scroll down to the recipe.
How to Make your Honey Chilli Potato More Crispy?
After trying out several different methods, I have to say that the key to making extra-crunchy honey chilli potato is batter frying the fries twice. Frying only once can sometimes result in potatoes that get soggy after a few minutes. If you want to avoid this, you should coat the potatoes with a dry mixture, deep fry them, cool them down for a bit, coat them again, and deep-fry them again.
The reason for this is because honey chilli potato is usually served as an appetizer or a bar snack rather than a side dish.
How to Give your Honey Chilli Potato a Golden Honey Glaze?
The secret to the golden glaze is not only the honey but also the corn starch. Make sure you mix the corn starch with the other ingredients and that there aren’t any lumps forming in the process. Once the consistency of the batter starts reducing, only then add the potatoes and mix until the sauce evenly coats the fries. If possible, try to cut the potatoes as evenly as possible, so that they can get cooked as evenly as possible.
- 5-6 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into fingers
- Sunflower Oil
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Paste
- 2 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Paste
- 3 tbsp Corn Flour
- 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 3 tbsp Water
- 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
- 3 tbsp Corn Flour
- Mix of 1/4 Cup Water + 1 tsp Corn Flour
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1 Bell Pepper chopped
- 1 Onion diced
- 1 Garlic Clove chopped
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 1.5 tbsp Ketchup
- 2 tbsp Red Chilli Paste
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 Chopped Spring Onion
- 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
Step 1 - Pressure Cooking
Wash the potatoes, heat up the pressure cooker, and add the potatoes inside with enough water. Cook the potatoes for around 3-4 minutes; they should be soft but not squishy. Peel the potatoes off and cut them into long fries.
Step 2 - Prepare the Batter
Mix some salt, garlic, red chillies, and cornflour in a bowl. Add the potatoes inside and prepare for frying.
Step 3 - Deep frying
Heat the oil and when hot enough, start deep-frying the potatoes.
Step4 - Deep-frying with a second coating
As we mentioned above, you can deep-fry two times if you want the potatoes to be more crispy. Heat some oil in a wok, add 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped bell pepper, a little bit of ginger, red chilli flakes, lime juice, ketchup, and fry for 7-8 minutes. Add the mix to the potatoes, and add some soy sauce, red chillies paste, and honey to the potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
Step 5 - Add the toppings
Top the honey chilli potato with some spring onion and sesame seeds and enjoy this highly-addictive snack.
- Adjust the quantity of honey and red chillis according to your taste;
- Try to cut the potatoes as evenly as possible so that they can cook evenly;
- If possible, try to use a wok for frying.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8.5gSaturated Fat: 0.6gTrans Fat: 0.2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 36gFiber: 12gSugar: 1.6gProtein: 1.4g
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