Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes Recipe

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Crispy honey chilli potatoes are a popular Indo-Chinese appetizer or snack dish. They are made by frying potato strips until they are crispy and then tossing them in a sweet and spicy sauce made with honey, chilli, and other flavorful ingredients.

This dish is known for its perfect balance of textures and flavors, as well as its appealing presentation. Crispy honey chilli potatoes are loved for their delightful contrast of textures— crispy on the outside and soft on the inside — as well as the harmonious blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

Crispy honey chilli potatoes is a very popular dish in Indian restaurants and is a favorite among people who enjoy Indo-Chinese cuisine. It is also commonly served in parties and gatherings as a snack or appetizer.

Main ingredients for making Honey Chilli Potatoes

The dish typically consists of the following components:

  • Potatoes –The base of the dish, these are cut into equal sized strips or wedges and fried to perfection.
  • Cornstarch – Coating the potatoes in a thin layer of cornstarch or cornflour helps them turn perfectly golden and crispy. You can skip this step if you want to make a healthier dish, but the final result won’t be as crunchy.
  • Honey Chilli Sauce – The sauce is the key element that gives the dish its distinct sweet and spicy flavor. The sauce is made by sautéing aromatics like ginger and garlic along with green chillies, then adding a combination of ketchup, honey, soy sauce, chilli sauce, vinegar, and other seasonings.
  • Garnishes – The dish is often garnished with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions, which add additional flavor and visual appeal.

Some handy tips for making honey chilli potatoes

Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind while preparing jalapeño poppers –

  • Use Russet or Idaho potatoes for making the dish to get the perfect fluffy interior and crunchy exterior.
  • After cutting the potatoes, soak them in cold water for some time to remove excess starch which will make them extra crispy.
  • Cook the potatoes in batches and don’t overcrowd the pan while cooking for an even cook.
  • Double fry the potatoes to get restaurant like texture. First fry them on lower heat till they start to turn golden brown. Then flash fry on high heat for the perfect texture.
  • The sauce should be of a perfect consistency to coat the potatoes, not too thick and not too runny. It should be cooked until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

How to make honey chilli potatoes healthier?

While honey chilli potatoes are undoubtedly delicious, they cannot be considered to be healthy due to their high fat & calorie content from deep-frying and the addition of sauces containing sugar and sodium.

However, they can still be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet, specially with a few healthy modifications –

  • Instead of frying, bake or air fry the potatoes with very little amount of oil to significantly reduce the fat and calorie content.
  • Use a heart healthy oil like olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Skip adding the cornstarch for coating the potatoes, or use wheat flour or rice flour as a more nutrient dense replacement.
  • Replace sugar and tomato ketchup with 2 spoons of tomato paste to bring out sweetness and tanginess without the added calories from sugar.
  • Use low-sodium soy sauce if available.

Serving Suggestions

Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes are best enjoyed immediately after tossing them in the sauce. Serve them hot as an appetizer or snack to savor their delicious flavors and crispy texture.

You can also serve them on the side of a main dish like stir fried veggies and rice or noodles. They can also be used to top salads or rice bowls or as filling for wraps.

To make crispy honey chilli potatoes at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Honey Chilli Potato Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes Recipe

Crispy honey chilli potatoes are a popular Indo Chinese appetizer made with fried potato sticks tossed in a sweet & spicy honey-chilli sauce.
5 from 1 vote

Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Category Appetizer
Cuisine Indo-Chinese

Ingredients For Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes Recipe
 

For frying the potatoes

  • 4 Medium Sized Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch)
  • 1 Cup Oil

For the sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Schezwan Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Corn Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes Recipe
 

  • Peel and cut the potatoes lengthwise into finger length batons, similar to how you cut french fries.
    4 Medium Sized Potatoes
    Honey Chilli Potato Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Soak the potatoes in cold water for 15-20 mins. Then drain the water and wipe the excess water off the potatoes.
    Honey Chilli Potato Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • After the potatoes are dry, add cornstarch along with some salt and black pepper.
    2 Tablespoons Cornstarch, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch)
    Honey Chilli Potato Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Coat the potatoes in the cornstarch.
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  • Heat some oil in a wok and add the potatoes one by one in small batches.
    1 Cup Oil
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  • Deep fry the potatoes on medium heat till they are half cooked.
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  • Then remove them from the oil and set them aside.
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  • Heat the oil to high temperature and then add the potatoes to the oil again.
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  • Fry them till golden and crispy. Then place them on an absorbent paper.
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  • Heat oil in a wok and add sesame seeds, ginger and garlic. Fry them for 10 – 15 seconds, then add soy sauce, schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup, honey and salt to taste and saute for a few seconds. Also add corn slurry made by mixing
    1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds, 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste, 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste, 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce, 1 Teaspoon Schezwan Sauce, 1 Teaspoon Tomato Ketchup, 1 Teaspoon Honey, 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, 2 Teaspoons Corn Flour, 1 Tablespoon Oil, 2 Tablespoons Water
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  • Then add the fried potatoes to the sauce.
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  • Toss to coat the potatoes completely.
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  • Crispy honey chilli potatoes are ready. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and spring onions. Serve immediately.
    Honey Chilli Potato Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g

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