How to Make Sun Dried Potato Chips – Crispy Potato Chips

post modified on July 24

Written by Puja

Potato Chips are commonly served as a snack and loved by all and in this post, we will learn how to make Sun Dried Potato Chips at home easily, with my easy step-by-step instructions.

Potato Chips

About How to Make Sun Dried Potato Chips Recipe:

The Potato chips recipe is one of the most common snacks served along with hot tea or coffee. Since it is homemade and there are no preservatives in it, this is a great snack box recipe Idea for Kids.

This recipe requires very minimal ingredients and if you are making it in a small batch it does not require much time as well.

These Homemade Potato Chips are so addictive that you just can’t stop eating them. I still remember my childhood days when I would keep eating it again and again, once I started.

The best thing I like about these potato chips is that you can make them in a big batch, store them, and fry them whenever you want and serve them.

I love aloo chips, sprinkled with some salt and chili powder. You can even add some chaat masala to it before serving.

Potato chips can be eaten as it is, as a tea-time snack or you can serve as an accompaniment with dal-rice or even sambar-rice, khichdi, etc.

No rules. Just eat whenever with whatever you feel like. 🙂

So what are we waiting for let us learn how to make sun-dried potato chips at home.

Potato Chips Recipe

My mom used to make a big batch of potato chips, sabudana papad, aam ka achar, wadis during the summers.

I remember how I used to help my Mom make aloo chips. And we used to guard them against birds or, monkeys coming and eating or spoiling them.

During summers, our big terrace used to be fully covered with sarees on which papad, aloo chips, dal vadis, sabudana papad , mango pieces for aam ka achar, and aam papad. Yes, that’s right.

My mom used to make aam papad too. So she used to spread ripped mashed mango pulp for that also. Everything on the terrace!

So, it was a full utilization of the terrace and the summers.

Anyway, those days are gone now, we rarely get to see all these things being done at home since all items are available in stores throughout the year.  The fun of getting together and doing these things is all lost.

I feel bad about these new generation kids because they didn’t get a chance to see all this. Miss those days.

My Mom used to make two types of sun-dried potato chips. One was the plain one and the second was with the crisscross patterns. For making the crisscross pattern you need a potato slicer with a serrated blade.

Aloo Chips

But today I am sharing the recipe for plain potato chips which you can make with a potato slicer, mandolin, V slicer, food processor, or even a sharp knife.

Making chips at home requires three things, sunlight, enough open space for drying under the sun, and lots of patience.

So during summer if you make a big batch of potato chips, you will be free for the rest of the year.

All you have to do is spread hot chips on a muslin cloth or plastic sheet in a single layer, avoiding overlapping. Let it sun-dry for 2-3 days till fully crisp. When they become fully dry and crisp store them in an air-tight container and use them until the last.

And simply deep fry them whenever you want. Sprinkle some black salt and chili powder for a great taste.

Sun Dried Potato Chips

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Why you should Make this Recipe?

Potato Chips is a very tasty kid’s favorite snack recipe. In fact, even adults will enjoy it with a cup of tea. Here are some reasons why this Potato Chips Recipe is an ideal recipe for you.

  1. Homemade
  2. No added preservative
  3. Gluten-free
  4. Crisp and addictive!

Looking for some more Dry Snack Recipes?

Looking for some dry snack recipes for Chai/Tea, then you might want to try some of these dry snack recipes that I published some time back. These snacks are also so addictive and tasty that you just can’t resist eating more and more.

And the best part is that all these three snacks are enjoyed by kids too.

By the way, you can check out my Best Masala Chai Recipe also, to enjoy these addictive crispy chips.

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Bihari Nimki Recipe

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Basic Ingredients & Equipment Used to Make Potato Chips:

To make these chips all you need are fresh, good quality large or medium-sized potatoes, water, salt, and of course good sunlight. The quantity of water and salt can be easily adjusted while preparing the chips.

And, we would also need certain things like a mandoline or slicer, a large tray, a plastic sheet, or a clean cotton napkin or muslin cloth. You can also use a cleaned bedsheet or saree if these are unavailable.

potato chips recipe

Potato Chips Recipe

Potato Chips is commonly served as a snack and loved by all and in this post, we will learn how to make Sun Dried Potato Chips at home.
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Potato Chips
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Calories: 1160kcal
Author: Puja


Ingredients to make Potato Chips:

  • 2 kg Potato large
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for washing & boiling chips


  • Slicer
  • Plastic sheet/clean cloth napkin
  • a large tray

Ingredients to Fry Potato Chips:

  • Vegetable oil/mustard oil to deep fry
  • Black Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder to taste


  • Wash the potatoes well in water.
  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Now start slicing the potatoes in such a way so that the slices falls directly into the salt water. (this will prevent the potato slices from getting brown).
  • The water should cover the slices completely.
  • After you made chips of all the potatoes wash all the chips thoroughly under running water to take all the starch off or else your chips start appearing yellow after being dried.
  • Now heat a large pan full of water and add salt to it.
  • The quantity of water should be enough for potato slices to be fully submerged.
  • Bring this salt water mixture to a rolling boil on a high flame.
  • When the water starts boiling add 1/4th of the chips we have sliced out of 2 kgs potatoes. Stir it slightly.
  • Cover and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until they are close to cooking but not completely cooked like we cook the vegetables. (the water may ooze out of pan hence to avoid this you can keep the lid open from one side.
  • Now seave them using a big strainer. You can save the hot water to be used in the next batch. Repeat the same boiling process for the rest of the chips. If hot water is not sufficient you can add some more water. Bring it to boil & then add remaining chips.
  • While you put the next batch in boiling water, you can start spreading boiled chips from the previous batch on a clean muslin cloth under the sun for 1 or 2 days or about 7 to 8 hours in the sun. (for better drying some people turn the chips upside down for better, but personally, I and my Mom doesn’t do it because the chips get dried on its own if it gets proper sunlight)
  • Once completely dried store them in airtight plastic or steel containers.
  • Deep fry the potato chips.
  • Sprinkle some red chili flakes and black salt.
  • Serve them along with hot tea or coffee after deep frying.


Look for big size of potatoes, in order to get big slices of chips.
Do not slice potatoes into very thin chips, which may cause broken chips.
Do not sun dry them, directly on the tray, it will stick to the tray after drying. Prefer drying chips on plain white cloth.
If you don’t have muslin cloth you can use some cleaned old bed sheet or sari. But avoid using plastic sheets I would say.
If you don’t have access to sunlight spread them in your room & keep your fan on for 7-8 hrs and in between, after 4-5 hrs if you see chips are drying you can turn them upside down for better drying.
You can use a chips cutter or food processor for slicing the chips.
Make sure to keep the chips soaked in water all the time until you boil since it changes color if left without water.
And of course, since it is homemade you can also give these chips to your kids as a snack without hesitating.


Nutrition Facts
Potato Chips Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1160 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 8260mg236%
Carbohydrates 248g83%
Fiber 50g208%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin C 228mg276%
Calcium 600mg60%
Iron 64.8mg360%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Potato ChipsRecipe:

What if we don’t get enough sunlight? Are there any other ways to dry them?

Yes, you can dry them in the shade.

What potatoes are best for chips?

Chipsona and Kufri Surya Potatoes are good for potato chip making. These varieties have high dry matter and low reducing sugars. And always look for fresh, firm, and non-sprouted potatoes for making chips.

You Might Also want to Try:

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Kadumanga Achar – How to make Instant Mango Pickle

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Aam ka Achaar Recipe

Aam Ka Achaar Recipe is a tangy and spicy recipe made from raw mangoes that adds an extra taste to the meal. Aam ka Achaar is served as a side dish along with food in most Indian households.
Check out this recipe
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Happy Cooking!!! 

This post was last updated on 25th January 2024.

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