Farali Batata Chivda (Potato Chevda Fasting Recipe)

A new post, this time again a tea-time snack to munch-on, also a good fasting recipe,an easy recipe to keep kids busy....Batata Chivda!

This chivda is my favorite since childhood. I loved having this as its sweet plus has a occasional spicy bite to it.
This is a very good snack for kids as its not spicy but sweet, also crunchy potatoes give a nice taste  to it along with spicy chili gives a nice kick in taste.
Batata chivda or also called as Potato chevdo is a very good fasting recipe.
All potato lovers like me can try making this and enjoy it :) ,also  pass a bowl full of this chevdo to kids and it will be over in no time :) :)

Try this and enjoy!

Batata Chivda Chevdo Farali Upwas Faral Sweet chivda


Farali Batata Chivda (Potato Chevda - Fasting Recipe)
  • 2 Medium Potatoes
  • Salt as per need (I used 1/2 Teaspoon)
  • 3 Teaspoons Sugar,powdered / icing
  • for deep frying Oil
  • 4 Small Green chilies,each slit into 2-3 pieces
  • 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1/4th Cup Cashewnut,halved
  • 1/4th Cup - 1 Tablespoon Groundnuts / Peanuts
  • 1/4th Cup - 1 Tablespoon Coconut Slices,1/2 " piece
  • 1/4th Cup Sultanas
Firstly to begin,wash the potatoes,peel them.
Then finely chop them into long strips,thinner strips.
Make sure each strip is around 1" (Inch) long.
You can use a grater with bigger holes too.
Soak the potato strips in water for 1/2 hour.
Wash the potato strips twice so that all the starch is washed away.
Dry them on the kitchen towel.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
When its hot,drop the potato strips in batches in hot oil and fry them with slotted spoon.
Once they are about 50% cooked,then reduce the flame to sim.
Let them fry for the rest of the time on sim.
Keep turning the strips till they are golden brown.
Take care not to burn them.
Keep frying them it you hear a crunch when turning them.
When you hear a crunchy sound when turning them that means they are done.
Carefully drain them on tissue paper.
When all the potato strips are fried.
Then to the same oil,add all the ingredients mentioned such as coconut slices,peanuts,curry leaves,cashewnuts and green chilies.
Fry them on a medium flame till they are brownish and fragrant.
Drain them on absorbent paper.
Mix all the fried ingredients.
Add salt and sugar.
Add sultanas.
Toss them well so that all are mixed well.
Store this chivda in air tight container.
Enjoy this with tea!
This is a very good upwas faral.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 Servings

  • You can make potato pieces as per your choice. Try grating them on grater with big holes as it would be faster.
  • I chopped them into shorter strips as I wanted them to be firm potato strips,yet short and bite-size , easy to hold in small tiny hands :)
  • Frying the potato strips on low flame gives them perfect color and crunch.
  • That is very time consuming but the chevda will last longer or the potato will go soft after a few days.
  • This chevda lasted perfect,crunchy for almost 10 days.



  1. Hi. Vanita here. I love this sweet chivda. used to have it in Mumbai.Thks for sharing the recipe. Love all your Post. Thks once again.

  2. Thank you so much for such lovely compliments :)