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Fried Sun-Dried Potato Chips served in a blue bowl, with uncooked potato chips and 2 potatoes seen in background

Sun-Dried Potato Chips (Potato Wafers)

Sun-Dried Potato Chips is an easy summer special snack that is made using potatoes in many Indian households every year.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Farali, Indian Fasting Recipes, Potato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Soaking & Sun-Drying Time: 2 days 8 hours
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre



  • 1 Kg Potato
  • Water as required for cleaning & for boiling and cooking next day
  • A pinch of Alum -Fitkari in Hindi


Slicing the Potatoes

  • Fill a large pot with water.

Peel the potatoes.

  • Using a Mandoline slicer or a potato slice, slice the potatoes to thin chips.
  • Add the sliced potatoes to the water.
  • Fill the pot with water and add a pinch of alum to it.
  • Add the sliced potatoes and let it soak overnight. (If not soaking overnight, soak for at least 30 minutes)
    Potato Slices Soaking in Water

Cooking the Potato Chips

  • The next day, rinse the potatoes again in clean tap water a minimum of 3 times.
    Peeled & Sliced Potatoes
  • Drain the chips in a colander to remove excess water.
    Potato Slices rinsed and drained with water
  • In a big pot add water and let it boil.
  • Once the water starts boiling add the sliced potato chips.
  • Do not overcrowd add according to your pot capacity
    Cooking of potato slices
  • Once the potato chips start coming up, around 6-7 minutes, they start cooking.
  • Do not overcook them. We just need it to be slightly cooked. They just need a bite.
  • Remove the chips to a colander and let them cool for 1-2 minutes.
    Cooked Potato Slices

Drying the Potato Chips

  • After that, arrange them on a clean cloth side by side and let them sun-dry.
    Sun Drying of Potato Slices
  • Repeat the above steps for the remaining batches of potato slices.
  • Once they are dry for 1 day, remove them on a clean big plate or a tray or a cloth.
  • Sun-dry them again for 2-3 days until they are nice and crisp and there is no moisture left.
  • Once dried completely, store them in an air-tight container.

Frying the Potato Chips

  • Heat the oil. Once the hot is oil, fry the chips for 30-40 seconds until they puff up and are cooked evenly.
  • Do not over fry it or it will burn.
  • Drain excess oil and remove it on an absorbent paper or a strainer.
  • One can sprinkle salt, red chilly powder, black pepper powder or herbs as required.
    Close up look of Fried Aloo Wafers


  • I have included the recipe only for 1 kg, but these can be done for as much as you want.
  • Do read the tips and tricks mentioned above for rolling and sun-drying the papads.
  • Do follow hygiene and all tricks for the best results.
  • If sun-drying is not an option one can dry at home too. I have detailed above in the post.
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