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Crispy Chilli Potato Recipe (Vegan)

Crispy chilli potato are a super addictive Chinese starter or snack with potatoes. Most popular Chinese snack or starter. Here you have crispy fried potatoes tossed in delicious max sticky sweet and spicy sauce and finished with a generous dose of toasted sesame seeds. Addictive is the word!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, sanck, starter
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Indo chinese
Keyword: Chilli Potato, honey chilli potato
Servings: 3
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Harini


For Frying Potatoes

  • 3 large potatoes Peeled and sliced into medium thick fingers
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Sweet and Spicy Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil toasted preferably
  • 2 teaspoons cminced ginger garlic preferably fresh
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli paste
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bellpepper thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped spring onions


  • Rinse and scrub the peel off the potatoes. Cut into medium sized fingers. Soak them in cold water for 20-30 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse 2-3 times thoroughly in cold running water. Spread on a plate for 5 minutes.
  • Toss the potatoes in a wide bowl. Add corn flour, red chilli paste, pepper powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add 2 -3 teaspoons water and mix well.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Add the batter coated potatoes in small batches and deep fry in medium flame until golden.
  • Spread on a tissue as single layer until we make maple or honey chilli sauce. To make chilli sauce heat sesame oil in a broad wok or pan. Add minced ginger garlic and red chilli paste. Saute and fry well for a minute.
  • Add sliced onions and thinly sliced green bell peppers.
  • Mix well and saute for a minute. Add the ingredients for maple or honey chilli sauce one by one quickly. I have used maple here.
  • Add maple or honey, rice vinegar, salt, soy sauce, tomato ketchup. we have added red chilli paste and ginger garlic earlier.
  • Saute all the ingredients in high heat for 3-4 minutes until the sauce bubbles. If you want a thicker sauce, you can add 1/4 cup corn flour slurry here.
  • Mix well and toss in high heat for 2 minutes. Add toasted sesame seeds.
  • Mix well, add chopped spting onion greens and serve chili potatoes immedietly.


Maple substitutes for chilli sauce– In this chilli potato recipe I have used maple syrup in the sauce as sweetener. Instead of maple syrup you can use brown sugar or even regular sugar.
How to make honey chilli potato- on the other hand, if you want make traditional honey chilli potatoes recipe just use honey instead of maple in this recipe.
Tomato ketchup substitutes– A small quantity of tomato ketchup is used for color, slight sweet taste and flavor. If tomato ketchup is not available you can use tomato paste or sauce.
Instead deep frying the potatoes you can use air fried potato or even bake them in this potato recipe. You can refer this oven fried potatoes recipe for baking instructions.
To make this recipe gluten free use tamari instead of soy sauce.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 230kcal