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aloo kurkure recipe

Do u have Potato, poha and a handful of mint leaves in hand ? Then you can make this yummy kids snack recipe in the next 15 minutes . Its so easy to make and tastes super crispy. I am sure your kids won’t stop with one.I tried this recipe from Tarla Dalal’s site with slight modifications. Last week Raksha was asking for some evening snacks after coming back from school. 

I usually make some bajjibonda varieties as it can be made in minutes easily. But this time, I even felt bored of making the same and wanted to try something different. And I reminded about this recipe which I had bookmarked long back from her site as the title “Aloo kurkure” sounds different & attractive. I never expected such a crispy exterior for just the coating of poha/rice flakes. U can call this as potato-mint croquets too. It was tasting good with minty flavour. Its sure a crowd pleaser and you can make this snack for get together & birthday parties. It stays crispy for long time. Lets see how to make this yummy aloo kurkure recipe.


Aloo kurkure recipe

Aloo kurkure recipe Aloo kurkure - A deep fried snack with minty flavoured potatoes coated with rice flakes!.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

For balls
  • Boiled Potato/Aloo - 2 nos ( 1/2 cup mashed)
  • Maida/ all purpose flour - 1 tbsp ( for binding)
  • Powdered poha - 2 to 3 tbsp ( to make thick dough)
  • Mint leaves - a handful
  • Green chillies – 2-3 nos small sized,(finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder Or Chat masala powder  -  1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
For coating
  • Maida - 1/2 cup
  • Poha/Beaten rice flakes - 3/4 cup 
  • Water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - for deep frying

  • Wash and pressure cook the potatoes in high flame for 3-4 whistles adding required water. Peel the skin and mash it well.
  • To this mashed potatoes, add maida, finely chopped mint leaves, all the spice powders, powdered poha, salt & lemon juice. (use crushed cumin seeds if you don’t have roasted cumin powder). Make a smooth, non sticky dough. 
aloo kurkure step1
  • Mix well. Powder the rice flakes slightly coarse & take it in a plate. Set aside. Mix maida, little salt and water & prepare the batter for outer covering. The consistency of batter should be such that it should be able to coat the balls well. Do not make the batter very thick or thin. It should fall like a ribbon.
aloo kurkure step2
  • Make big lemon sized balls out of the potato mixture and coat it in the maida batter. Again roll it in the ground poha which you kept in the plate. Do it twice for better binding.
aloo kurkure step3
  • Heat oil to deep fry. Add a pinch of ball. If it rises immediately, oil temperature is just right. Now drop the balls in batches and deep fry them till golden brown.
aloo kurkure step4
It tastes crispy outside and soft inside!!
Enjoy with tomato sauce !


  • Grind poha to a slightly coarse powder to make the balls coat well. Deep fry in medium to high flame.  As we are using boiled potatoes,these balls gets cooked quickly. So remove when the outer cover changes to golden brown.
  • U can use bread crumbs if you don’t have poha in hand.
  • U can add 1/4 tsp of ginger garlic paste to the above masala.
  • Make sure you have prepared enough maida batter & ground poha to cover the balls well. It takes more quantity.

Yummy,crispy Aloo kurkure is ready to gobble with tomato sauce !
Aloo kurkure

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Rafeeda AR said...

looks really delicious...

Kurinji said...

delicious and crunchy snack...

Unknown said...

perfect snack to go

jaya's recipes said...

Something new yummy!

great-secret-of-life said...

quick after school / tea time snack

Unknown said...

wow!! lovely clicks and super quick kids snack

Magees kitchenworld said...

Yummy snack!

Unknown said...

yummy.. i too had tried this long back from tarla dalals site.. i was nt blogging those days.. they taste yummy

nandoos kitchen said...

delicious.. looks very crunchy..

madhu said...

Yummy tasty i prepared same by adding carrot n peas with aloo

Anonymous said...

Tempting to taste

prethika said...

crispy and yummy snack

Unknown said...

have you tried any airfryer indian snacks?

Chitra said...

Yes i have posted spring roll recipe using air fryer.please check it.