Hello friends, today we are going to learn how to make homemade yam chips / yam fries using Ratalu which is known as Yam in English. These yam chips are so crispy and delicious that is really impossible to resist oneself. Ratalu / purple yam chips is a crispy chips recipe which is super easy to prepare is equally loved by both kids and elders because of its crunch and tangy flavor due to the chaat masala that we sprinkle on it after frying.
For this quick and easy snack recipe, I am using purple yam, which in English alone has many other common names, such as Dioscorea alata, greater yam, white yam or simply Yam. It is a tuberous root vegetable. These tubes may be of vivid violet or bright lavender in colour but sometimes it may be plain white.
Purple yam is a healthy and delicious, earthly vegetable which has a grayish brown skin and light purple flesh. Purple yam nutritional value is very high and is very healthy vegetable.
So let’s quickly see how to make this crispy chips recipe or yam fries recipe.
- Purple Yam (Ratalu) – 500 gms
- Chaat Masala – 2-3 tsp or more as per liking
- Oil – For Frying & greasing hands
- Take medium size long purple yam (ratalu) for making chips.
- Apply oil on your hands/palms before peeling/ cutting/ washing yam to avoid itching that is caused due to the sticky saliva released from yam.
- Peel the yam using a peeler or a knife and then wash them.
- Using a kitchen towel or a paper napkin pat dry the washed yam thoroughly.
- Yam should be completely dry before cutting into chips, so if I have time then after wiping the washed yam, I prefer leaving them for few more minutes to dry completely.
- Cut the dried yam into medium thickness chips of your desired pattern.
- While cutting chips if you are using a chips cutter then grate the yam from them from upwards to downwards motion.
- Heat oil at medium heat and carefully drop one by one few chips into it.
- By flipping occasionally fry until chips turn golden and crisp.
- Keep the flame from medium to low.
- Take out the fried chips in a plate lined with a paper napkin.
- Sprinkle chaat masala on the fried chips and mix well.
- Our yummy and crispy yam/ ratalu chips are ready to serve.
- If stored in an air-tight box it stays fresh for up to a week.