How to make potato matchsticks (sali) from scratch
The Indian Parsi community calls “Potato Matchsticks” – “Potato Sali”. Sali is a Gujarati word meaning “straw” or “sticks”.
Enjoyed best when fresh with salt and pepper. Bon Appetite!
Step 1: Peel and wash Potatoes
Step 2: Shred potatoes into thin strings (I used my old Oster)
Step 3: Salt Shredded Potatoes
Step 4: In a electric fryer or a large pot, heat oil for frying. I prefer the electric deep fryer, so the temperature of the oil stays even. Choose the max and lower if needed :
Step 6: Prepare Potato Matchsticks for straining, use a large straining spoon with holes
Step 7: Strain fried potato matchsticks on paper towels (to absorb extra oil). Immediately sprinkle salt on. This keeps the Potato Matchsticks crispy.
Cool and store in airtight container. (In my house they get eaten away very fast for a snack! Potato Matchsticks will stay for 15 days)
Enjoyed best when fresh with salt and pepper.
Suggestion: Serve these potato matchsticks as a garnish with chicken & gravy
Sali Marghi – Chicken with Potato Matchsticks
Khari Margi – Meats with Potato Matchsticks
Sali par eeda – Eggs with Potato Matchsticks or wafers
Sali Kheemo – Spicy Hamburger garnished with Potato Matchsticks
Britannia Sali Boti – specialty of famous Britannia restaurant in Mumbai