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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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    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      10 months ago from South India

      Thank you, Mrs Sneha, for going through my article. Fried items are liked by many and are good for a change once in a while. My role in preparing the recipes is too minimum and same is the condition with my eating also. So, this was for a change.

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      Sneha Bhat 

      10 months ago from India

      Wow, my husband favourite snacks... Even though oily food is not good for health, tastebud is very much greedy.. thanks for sharing our favourite snacks recipy with pictures...

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      MG Singh emge 

      12 months ago from Singapore

      Pretty interesting stuff. With the present lock down it could be a help

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      12 months ago from South India

      Thank you Ms Meenal for your appreciation of my article. I occasionally share the vegetarian recipes done at home. We don't buy fried items from bakery, mainly because we have no idea of what oils and fats they use.

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      12 months ago from Singapore

      very yummy. I am suprised to see you sharing a food recipe.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      13 months ago from South India

      Thanks Ms Shaloo Walia for your keen interest and spending your valuable time on my article. You can try different extrudate shapes for fun. Nice appearance attracts the guests more on to the snacks. However, I don't want to tell you to add colour, as that may be harmful to your health. Try it out and enjoy. Best wishes.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      13 months ago from India

      Seems like a delicious snack...thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      14 months ago from South India

      Thank you @ Mr Ranjan Singh Jolly and @ Ms Devika Primić for reading through my article and commenting. The flour is steamed for baking and leavening for crispiness Mr Ranjan. Hope you would like to try and enjoy the crispy item well.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Different recipe. What is the purpose of steaming the flour? Would be interesting to try although I do not prefer oil fried snack that much.

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      Devika Primić 

      14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like this recipe and looks yummy

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      14 months ago from South India

      Thank you, Ms Abitha, for taking your valuable time to read my article and give your feedback.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      14 months ago from South India

      Thank you, Mr Nitin, for taking your valuable time to read my article and appreciate.

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      14 months ago from Chennai, Tamilnadu

      Lovely homemade recipe with excellent step by step pics. It will be a crunchy joy for kids especially.

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      Nitin Khaire 

      14 months ago from Mumbai

      Thank you, Mr. Murali, for this beautiful recipe.

      The images are great and inviting.

      The recipe is simple and easy to understand.

      Good to know new recipes from all parts of India and the world.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      14 months ago from South India

      Thank you very much Ms Suchismita for spending your valuable time to read my article. It's important to be healthy. When you are making it home, it's sure that it's made out of healthy ingredients. That's how snacks find prominence in hospitality.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile image

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      14 months ago from India

      Snacks can play an important role in managing kids hunger and boosting nutrition. A well-timed snack can even out spikes in hunger and provide a much-needed energy during the office hours.Best part of your article is its a home made snacks and easy receipe to try .Thanks for sharing.Keep writing.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      15 months ago from South India

      Thank you Ms Devika, it is very good that you have spent time to read my article. Too much oil fried items alone is not good. But once in a while, it is nice to enjoy fried items for tea time. Try and get appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      15 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like your idea of snacks and the recipe is easy to follow.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      15 months ago from South India

      Happy to know that you are a very foodie person, Mr Jnanesh. Crunchy and tasty evening tea will keep you away from boredom and refreshing till you go fo dinner. How's the idea for the coming days? Keep liking my recipes, thank you.

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      Jnanesh Sharma H 

      15 months ago from South India

      As always you have published something very interesting for me, food

      especially fried food I keep munching them all-day Its been wonderful reading another fried dish for me to eat. Fried ribbons seem very compliment but the way you have described i will ask my mother to prepare it as well. Thank you again.

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      Nirlep Joshi 

      15 months ago

      Wow.... Wonderful snack recepie. I will try this.

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      15 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Refreshments are needed for refreshing the mood after work, serving the guests, carrying in the picnic, munching while reading books or watching sports or movies, serving to the guests, and the list in endless. Potatoes are liked by most people, and the recipe that you have shared is mouthwatering. Potato fry is one of my favorite dishes. I will try your recipe as I find it amazing.

    • hmkrishna profile imageAUTHOR

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      15 months ago from South India

      Yes, Mr Prateek, we are unknowingly putting a lot of effort to satisfy our belly, but we give a little to our mind. But here I tried to answer the other side of it through this article. Thank you for finding time to read it.

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      Prateek Jain 

      15 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Such an amazing article sir. It's a must to serve some refreshments to the guest and I think that everyone loves the potetoes. And your recipe for making potatoes fried oil ribbons are looks amazing. You have put alot of effort in this articles as seen from your images and videos. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information sir.


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