How to make potato matchsticks (sali) from scratch

Salli
Parsi Sali
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 

Related  recipes

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


Author: Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Rita Jamshed Kapadia's Mega cookbook "Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century" and individually published cookbooks of the "Parsi Cuisine" series are available on our Amazon.com Shop - https://www.amazon.com/shop/parsicuisine

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