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Vegan Indian Recipes - Starters and Snacks
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Alu Lache, Potato Straws

  • 4 large potatoes
  • ice cold water
  • oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • half teaspoon chili powder
  • half teaspoon ground cumin
  • half teaspoon curry powder
Peel potatoes and cut into thin slices, then cut slices in matchstick strips. Soak in ice cold water, then drain and dry on on paper towels. Heat oil until very hot and fry the potato straws a handful at a time, until they are crisp and golden. Lift out of with a perforated spoon and drain well on absorbent paper. When they are all fried sprinkle with the salt and spices mixed together.