Potato Finger Kurkure Recipe | How to make Potato Finger Kurkure

>>  Saturday, September 3, 2016

We are on the Mega BM, Cooking Carnival, where each of us is either cooking one ingredient or a category or a mix of these two. I have picked up to make Potatoes all of this month, with a subtheme for each week. The first three days are for Fries or Wedges.

For today, I have a desi version of the Potato Fries deep fried with a batter full of Indian spices. I was inspired by the Kurkure snack that kids are so fond of. I do not allow my kids to eat that on a regular basis. They only buy it when we travel, even then most times the lays chips become more interesting or Cheetos. The number of times they must have eaten this is less and even less that I have tasted it. 

I know its tangy and spicy too. I wanted to recreate the same flavour at home. I checked if they are any versions over the net. I came across one made by Nisha Madhulika. It almost looked like a potato bajji but with fingers. I had a different idea for this, wherein the potatoes are cooked and shaped as fingers before being deep fried. I knew it will end up being very oily!
I thought I might stick to this simpler version. After watching one more video I realized that they are calling it kurkure because of the shape and the chat masala that gets sprinkled. I went with my own measurement and gave a good sprinkle. Of course, only Konda and Peddu liked it. Chinnu peeled off the outer layer before eating the crispy fingers. Even Hubby dear loved it. This was the first time he was partaking the sep special and I haven't even though him. He doesn't' really need a reason to enjoy potatoes.

Potato Finger Kurkure

Ingredients Needed:

Large Potato - 2 
Gram flour / Besan - 1 cup
Semolina / Rava - 1/2 cup
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder
Water to make a thick batter

To sprinkle on top
Chat Masala and Kala Namak (so go easy on the salt you add to the batter)

Oil for deep frying

How to make Potato Finger Kurkure

Wash and peel the potatoes. Dice into 1/2 inch thick fingers, keep it soaked in water.

In a bowl add all the ingredients listed for the batter, adjust the spice and heat the Kadai.

When the oil is hot, remove the potato fingers from water, ensure to shake well to remove water and drop into the batter and coat well. 

Gently remove ensuring the fingers are still nicely coated and gently drop into the hot oil. Reduce the flame to medium and continue cooking till it changes colour and gets cooked on all sides.

Remove to a bowl, sprinkle chaat masala, and Kala Namak and toss well.

Serve hot with Ketchup or mint chutney.

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vaishali sabnani September 3, 2016 at 12:20 AM  

These wedges are almost like pakoras , and something that I would love to eat . The kurkere in the market are tangy and actually not good for kids , glad you don't give to kids.

Gayathri Kumar September 3, 2016 at 5:44 AM  

This sounds so much like bajji, but the chat masala and kala namak would definitely change the flavour. Looks delicious. My daughter would surely love this..

Ritu Tangri September 3, 2016 at 7:13 AM  

No body needs a reason to enjoy potatoes that to it they are in the form of wedges or fritters. You just need a cup of tea with this lovely snack😊

Usha September 3, 2016 at 7:13 AM  

Potato kurkure is such a welcome treat during the monsoon. I think I like this version better than the one you had in mind, the mere fact that it is simple and easy

Suja Ram September 3, 2016 at 4:41 PM  

These Potato Kurkure look absolutely delicious Valli. I should try this once instead of regular Pakoras.

Pavani N September 3, 2016 at 6:15 PM  

What a delicious way to enjoy potato fries. Love these finger shaped bajjis. Chinnu is quite creative in eating his fries ;-)

Sapana Behl September 3, 2016 at 6:18 PM  

These potato wedges looks almost like potato bajji.Looks tempting to enjoy with tea.

Nalini's Kitchen September 4, 2016 at 5:00 AM  

Sounds almost like the potato bhaji expect the shape.But sprinkling the chaat masala and kala Namak makes the kukrkure even more tastier..

Archana Potdar September 4, 2016 at 9:22 PM  

Sounds like bhajiya. Love them Valli

Suma Gandlur September 5, 2016 at 1:16 AM  

Loving these potato fingers with that crispy coating. Seems like a cross between fries and bajjis.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan September 5, 2016 at 4:35 AM  

So similar to our bajjis and I love this shape compared to the thin slices. I am sure kids would enjoy this a lot.

Harini-Jaya R September 5, 2016 at 5:40 AM  

Commercially available kurkure are best avoided but I could munch on these any day :)

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan September 5, 2016 at 11:14 AM  

awww.. missing kurkure.. love this idea of kurkure style potatoes.. very nice.

Priya Suresh September 5, 2016 at 11:35 PM  

I can finish a plate of this ultimate kurkure without any fuss anytime of the day. Looks fabulous.

Smruti Shah September 8, 2016 at 7:03 AM  

Wow I love these kurkure potatoes. I am already amazed how well you doing with the potatoes, can't wait to see what you bring us the rest of the month!

Kalyani September 9, 2016 at 11:47 AM  

With the monsoon still hovering here, this makes a great snack to munch on...

Priya Srinivasan September 13, 2016 at 2:18 AM  

Valli you are rocking with your potato theme. What a variety man! Love these cute potato fingers.

Ruchi Indu September 21, 2016 at 11:03 AM  

I loved all your 3 fries with potatoes. This one is very interesting and a nice alternative to our bajji.

Sowmya :) October 7, 2016 at 10:43 AM  

I love this cheese fingers meet potato bhaji version! The husband is a big kurkure fan. I must try this out for him

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