Alu bhujia is a popular Indian snack made from mashed potatoes and gram flour It is an ideal treat for tea time snacks or entertaining. These snacks are readily available in the shops so making them at home is not a common sight. Well if you are big fan of these nibbles, then making these bhujia from scratch has its charm. Potatoes give a great texture to these munchies and it is rather simple to make. I remember my mum use to make the regular besan bhujia popularly known as sev during holi or diwali. Sweets were common fare but these salty treats added an extra jazz to the fare. Honestly, I am not a fan of these munchies but I love to make them because my husband loves these nibbles and not to mention my boys.
Generally the common variety of Bhujia available is made of Besan (Chickpea flour). Another yummy variety available is made of mashed potatoes. My friend Veena who is an excellent cook shared this alu bhujia recipe made from mashed potatoes. I made the recipe exactly the way she had instructed and it was very yummy and quite close to what is available in the shops. I have added garlic powder and it was delicious. You can add dry mint leaves or Fenugreek leaves for a different flavour.
How to make crispy Alu Bhujia at home