Growing up in Indian households, it is not uncommon for us to crave for something chatpata all the time. Our cuisine has always been full of flavours owing to the usage several herbs and spices in our sapid dishes. To satisfy ourselves, we always try to experiment with various ingredients, or try to revamp a dish, to give it a whole new level of deliciousness. The recipe of aloo poha fingers is a fine example. This recipe can be your go-to snack whenever you are tired of the same aloo chips, pakodas, tikkis, and all the usual desi titbits. Aloo poha finger is just what you need to whet your evening hunger along with a piping hot cup of chai. It only needs a couple of minutes to be prepared.

The prime ingredients involved in this dish are quite easy to figure out- you only need poha (flattened-rice) and aloo (potato). This finger snack is then seasoned with coriander powder, black pepper, garlic and a few other spices. It is a perfect crispy snack which is crunchy from outside while silky soft from inside. To relish the flavours of the snack, do pair it with the classic hari chutney. Here’s the recipe for aloo poha fingers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup poha (flattened rice)
  • 3 potatoes (boiled and mashed)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 nos. garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Oil

Preparations:

1. In a blender add poha and blend it to fine powder.

2. Then in a bowl add potatoes, chillies, garlic clove, chilli flakes, black pepper powder, salt and coriander leaves. Mix all of them well.

3. Add all-purpose flour and ground poha powder into the mixture and start combining them. Mix them together to make a smooth dough.

4. Take out a small portion from the dough and roll it to make long finger strips. Try to make them in equal sizes.

5. In a skillet, heat oil for deep frying.  When the oil is hot enough, gently add the prepared finger strips into the oil.

6. Fry them until they are golden brown. If you like you can sprinkle some chaat masala before gorging upon them.

Your scrumptious aloo poha finger is ready to be devoured.