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Feb 4, 2014

Potato Poppers Recipe / Potato Pops Recipe / Fried Potato Poppers Recipe / Mashed Potato Poppers Recipe

Another one inspirational recipe which i got from the mall, i have already posted a inspirational recipe of chicken strip burger. But this is from a shop called Chic King in that mall. When i tasted it first time, it was like amazing. I started thinking about the ingredients and stuffs which were there. I know it had potatoes, but it was so fluffy like a sponge. When i came back home, i thought of imitating the same one with my own recipe and to my surprise t some out so good and fluffy like that. The reason behind the fluffiness is from the flour baking soda and lemon juice. And it was so yummy, we finished the entire plate in 5 mins..So try this out and let me know how it turned for you..


Preparation Time : 20 to 30 mins
Cooking Time : 2 to 3 mins per batch + extra for cooking potatoes
Serves : 4 to 5


Potato - 2 large
Green Chilli - 1 chopped finely
Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves minced
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro - 4 tblspn Finely Chopped
Salt to taste
Sugar - 2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 to 4 tblspn + extra for rolling
Oil for Deep Frying


Cook potatoes with skin till they are cooked, Let them cool down. Peel the skin and mash them.

Now take the mashed potatoes in a bowl. Add in all the ingredients except oil.

Mix well and shape it into a dough. It should be soft, not so sticky dough. Add more flourif needed.

Now dust your work surface with flour. Take a portion of dough and roll it into a log.

Cut it into small bite size portions. Roll those portions in flour to make small poppers. Repeat this with the remaining dough.
At this point You can arrange them in a baking sheet and pop it in freezer. When it is frozen, gather all of them in a ziploc bag and freeze.So you can fry them when you want.

Or you can fry them straight away.

Now heat oil for deep frying. The oil shouldn't be too hot. Drop the poppers in oil and fry till they turn golden, these poppers will puff a little in oil.

Now drain them in paper towel.

Serve these poppers with ketchup or mayo.


1)If your dough is sticky, then add more flour to make it smooth.
2) Cooking potatoes with skin will ensure that your potato dont absorb the cooking water.
3)After making the potatoes into pop shape. You can arrange them in a baking sheet and pop it in freezer. When it is frozen, gather all of them in a ziploc bag and freeze.

Take all your ingredients

Take mashed potatoes in a bowl

Add in chopped green chilli, chilli flakes and minced garlic

Add in some sugar, salt and baking soda

Add in lots of chopped coriander leaves

A squeeze of lemon juice

Mix it up

Add in flour

Mix and form a dough

Dust your cutting board with flour

Roll it out

cut it out

Roll it again in flour

All done...You can freeze this at this point.

Heat oil for deep frying

Drop the poppers in

Fry them till golden

Fried and golden

Drain it

It is beautiful right



  1. Arthi,

    do we have to add soda for this or It can be made with out soda

  2. Ps I was just on pinterest searching for potato poppers! I already follow you ps thanks for all the creative am/indian food recipes my favorite are the classics and the unique inspirational types! Xo

  3. My favorite first recipe I saw: your homemade indian hotel paratas. I'm going to make them! Always wanted to

  4. Its wonderful to look at... My mouth is drooling to taste it now... Happy cooking...! Thank you for being a blessing in the lives of many...!

  5. @Sarithaa SamyAdding soda will make the balls soft and fluffier. So you have to add it

  6. Yummy potatoes.My all time favourite.The recipies are really useful for beginners like me.I recommend this site to my colleagues too..Thanks aarthi.Keep going.

  7. Thank u aarthi. Pictorial representations helped me a lot. I found it as greatest advantage and made me to refer ur recipes again & again.
    This recipe came out well and fluffy too.

  8. Hi Aarthi.... Can v add baking powder instead of baking soda?
    Thanks Reka

  9. Whole familay loved it..... but i didn't add coriander and garlic... instead I used organo.... pops rocks... :-)

  10. what should I use to replace the coriander ? :)

  11. same amount of baking powder or little more than baking soda

  12. I tried it today. It came out yummy. My kids liked it too. Thanks.

  13. thanks for the rce. give us more

  14. Is it must to freeze the balls before frying Bcoz when the time I put the poppers Into the oil it started breaking down :(

  15. @Anonymousi think then u should add more flour then, there is no need of freezing it.

  16. Shud i fry them without any coating??n u havnt even coated potato smilies..m lil confused that without coating they may spread or break up during frying in the oil?plz make it clear.n thnks alot for sharing yummy recipies in an easy way.lov u

  17. @Anonymousu dont need to coat it with anything.

  18. Can u bake them?

  19. @Anonymousi haven't tried it so far, so not sure about it

  20. I am gonna try this today....



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