Crispy Potato Balls (Potato Nuggets)

Crispy Potato Balls (Potato Nuggets)

Crispy Potato Balls, Potato Nuggets

These bite-sized appetizers are the perfect snack to serve as a tea time snack or starter at a dinner party. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these potato balls are just what you need to satisfy your taste buds. This recipe is my younger sister Kumkum’s recipe, and I am so glad to be sharing it today.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Boiling Potatoes 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cup potatoes boiled, peeled and finely shredded
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger finely shredded
  • 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped
  • 2 tsp oil


  • In a bowl mix potato, about 2-1/2 tablespoons corn starch, and salt. Oil your palm and knead the potatoes, making into very smooth dough, if needed oil your palm again. Add the ginger and green chili and knead it again to incorporate all the ingredients together. If needed oil your palm again and dust the corn starch over the dough as needed.
  • Divide the dough into 20 pieces and roll them between your palms, making them into smooth balls.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put little batter in the oil. The batter should raise to the top but not change color right away.
  • Drop the potato balls slowly in the oil making sure don’t overlap them.
  • Fry the potato balls until they turn golden brown, turning them occasionally. This should take about 6-8 minutes.
  • When they are golden brown, take them out with a slotted spoon. Place them on a paper towel to absorb the extra oil.
  • Crispy Potato balls will be crispy outside and soft inside, that is texture you are looking for this recipe.


Serving Suggestion, 
Serve with tamarind chutney, recipe is on my website.
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How to make Crispy Potato Balls Recipe 

Crispy Potato Balls is a culinary masterpiece that combines the crispiness of a golden exterior with an irresistibly soft interior. Elevate your snacking experience with this easy-to-follow How to Make Crispy Potato Balls recipe formulated at Manjula’s kitchen that transforms humble potatoes into crunchy delights. In the world of culinary delights, few snacks match the universal appeal of Crispy Crunchy Potato Balls. This appetizer recipe is a testament to simplicity and sophistication, as simple ingredients transform into a crispy exterior enveloping a soft, flavorful core. 

Step 1: Preparing the Potato Dough: 

In the first step of how to make crispy potato balls recipe, we work on crafting the foundation of our Crispy Crunchy Potato Balls. Potatoes, boiled to perfection and finely shredded, lay the groundwork for the following gastronomic delight. To this, we add enigmatic corn starch. This culinary secret weapon bestows the coveted crunchiness upon our crispy potato balls.

The process begins with a harmonious mingling of potato cornstarch with a dash of salt in a mixing bowl. Facilitate the cohesion of these elements with a touch of oil to our palms. Kneading the potatoes with the gentle guidance of oiled hands, we sculpt them into a velvety-smooth dough, a canvas ready to absorb the nuanced flavors we will introduce.

The stage is set, and with meticulous care, we incorporate the finely shredded ginger and finely chopped green chili into the potato dough. Each addition contributes to a symphony of flavors, infusing the dough with layers of complexity and a subtle kick that promises to tantalize the taste buds. 

Step 2: Shaping into Smooth Balls: 

With our potato dough now a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, we move to the second act of our culinary performance. Dividing the dough into twenty equal portions, shaping them into uniform balls. The palms become the instrument, delicately rolling each part to perfection, ensuring a seamless and consistent experience with every bite. As the balls form, anticipation builds, for they are destined for the sizzling embrace of hot oil.

Step 3: Frying the Potato Balls 

Put oil in the frying pan generously filled with approximately one inch of oil. As we gently release a tiny droplet of batter into the oil, we see the silent cues of readiness – the batter should ascend to the surface. The potato balls descend into the oil with precision and care, a symphony of sizzles marking their journey to golden perfection. The medium-intensity heat caresses the balls, coaxing them to transform into golden brown perfection. Occasional turns in the oil ensure an even, golden-brown hue.

Step 4: Golden Brown Perfection: 

Our potato balls appear transformed after a brief time in the hot embrace of oil. The once unassuming dough has metamorphosed into golden, crispy, crunchy potato balls on the outside and lusciously soft within. This moment, marked by a divine golden-brown hue, signals the culmination of our culinary alchemy. With the grace of a culinary maestro, we retrieve the golden orbs from the pan, employing a slotted spoon as our instrument. Placing them on a paper towel-lined stage, we allow the excess oil to gracefully exit the scene, leaving only the essence of crispy perfection.

Step 5: Serving Crispy Potato Balls 

Finally, the Crispy Potato Balls, now adorned in their golden glory, await their moment on the dining table. With a promise of a crispy exterior and a soft, flavourful interior, each ball invites us to savor the fruits of our culinary endeavors. The symphony of textures and tastes, meticulously crafted through each step, culminates in a dish that transcends the ordinary and is best served with tamarind chutney, hari chutney, or mint chutney

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13 thoughts on “Crispy Potato Balls (Potato Nuggets)

  1. 5 stars
    Hi madam,
    I really liked your crispy potato balls recipe. Its so simple with few ingredients and looking yummy. Definetly will try this.

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