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Make at Home Oil Fried Snack Items for Refreshment

Updated on January 10, 2020
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The author is a villager, M.Phil. in Botany, MBA Marketing, a certificate in IPR and farming in South India. Natural farming is his passion.

Refreshment breaks are common

Refreshing the tired soul and the tired self with evening tea and snacks is a wonderful idea for almost every hard worker. Probably this is the reason why evening tea and snacks have become a routine in day to day life.

Usually, the refreshment items will be of a quick consuming type of preparations are fast food items. Some of the items which have a longer shelf life after preparation will be helpful without much work involved just before serving.

Tastes and flavours can be determined based on the occasion. For hot summer, it will be always preferable to have a mild item with low salt and spices.

Potato fry ribbons
Potato fry ribbons

Role of refreshment

The agricultural field workers and the field staff get tired because of the harsh climate outside as less hard work. Once you are out there in the field your goal is to finish the work as quickly as possible. With the limited time and labour resources, it is always a shortage of time and seasonal limitations force field workers to do extra work almost every time.

  • Serving the refreshment allows taking a short break, chat for a while, get rid of the clusters of the monotonous work and refine and rethink the strategy in between the heavy tasks.
  • Refreshment serving idea of friendship or cordial thoughts to another person.
  • A short rest during the hard work for refreshment gives room for regaining the strength for further work.
  • It allows for adding personal feelings when there is mechanical work involved in the strenuous fieldwork.
  • Unlike the complete meals refreshment, snack light refreshment uses an opportunity to exchange words of discussion while you eat.
  • Eating something relieves you from tension.
  • For a manager or a task force leader, taking a short break reminds and gives him time for preparing for the strategies for achieving the day's short term goal.

Oil fried recipe

Potato oil fried ribbons

Potato fried ribbons are a sort of extrudate snacks, which is easy to make, apt for all, mild and crunchy recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves up to twenty people.


  • 50 grams potato, whole
  • 500 grams flour, free from allantoin
  • 5 grams salt
  • 5 grams cumin seeds
  • 5 grams chilli powder, for very mild spiciness
  • 500 milliliters coconut oil
  • 500 milliliters water
Flour ready for steaming
Flour ready for steaming
Steamed flour ready
Steamed flour ready


  1. Boil potato in water. Take it out, peel it off and mash it into a uniform paste-like consistency, while hot.
  2. Keep it aside.
  3. At first, keep the flour for steam baking by tying fast in a muslin cloth. The flour solidifies while baking. It has to be disintegrated to make powder. Sieve it for uniform size.
  4. Make a mixture of potato and the flour to form your frying mix. If required add water for the proper form of the dough consistency.
  5. Now keep the oil in a frying pan and heat it for frying.
  6. Prepare dough balls and press it in a kitchen press how was the hot oil.
  7. Slit shape and thickness of press determines the success of the oil-fried item.
  8. When the potato fry ribbons turn to golden yellow colour, lift it out from the oil and spread it over the blotting paper.
  9. Serve it after cooling. Store excess in an air-tight container.
Steamed lumps of flour
Steamed lumps of flour
Flour and potato mash balls
Flour and potato mash balls

This snacks item is liked by, kids, children, adults and age-old alike. It is neither too hard nor too soft and crunchy and tasty for all age groups. As such, there is no restriction for different seasons or moods. However, it suits well for tea time. It will be good to carry for outings and tours as well.

Here is a recipe for the home maker to prepare oil fried snacks for the hard workers farming field. It can also be served for guests visiting your farmhouse for some interaction.

Kitchen press
Kitchen press
ribbons ready to fry
ribbons ready to fry

Energy-rich snacks

Healthy oil for diet for hard workers is good. It gives plenty of energy and nutrition to the body. Some of the natural oils also have antioxidants and fatty acids useful for the body. During digestion this year and plenty of energy because of their higher calorific value. For those who are having light work and less exercise will need light snacks mostly without oil content.

Final words

Realising most of its benefits and without much worries, the housewife prepares oil fried snack food items in rural households and store them for quick serving. Each serving will be filled with love, affection and relationship building attitudes which ultimately benefit with the easiness of completion of the difficult tasks.

Oil fried items are not good for those who have some health problems. So take it only if you are sure of its suitability for your health.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Halemane Muralikrishna


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