Potato Sali Potato Matchsticks

How to make potato matchsticks (sali) from scratch


How to make Potato Matchsticks  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 

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) 

Potato Sali by ParsiCuisine.com

Enjoyed best when fresh with salt and pepper.

Suggestion: Serve these potato matchsticks as a garnish with chicken & gravy :


Other 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

About Rita

About Rita Jamshed Kapadia Rita has authored "Parsi Cuisine The Manna of the 21st Century" and individual "Parsi Cuisine" series cookbooks with matched digital e-cookbooks.  Rita teaches and demos Indian Parsi Cuisine at Libraries, Museums in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Rita's books are listed on her website at http://parsicuisine.com/cookbooks   Rita's Author page on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/Rita-Jamshed-Kapadia/e/B00I2V9KKA  

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