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Masala fries

Masala fries

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These masala fries are so addictive! Crispy oven roasted/air fried French fries tossed in a spicy and tangy sauce and topped with the most fun garnishes, what's not to love! They are made from everyday pantry ingredients and make the perfect appetizer, side or snack.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine American, Indian, Indo American Fusion
Servings 4
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

To garnish and serve

  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions
 

  • Wash and scrub the potatoes well. Pat the potatoes dry and peel the skin using a peeler (this step is optional, feel free to leave the skin on if you like). Cut the potatoes into ⅓-inch thick sticks that are about 4 inches long. Make sure that they are all around the same size.
  • Soak the potatoes in a large bowl filled with water for around 15-20 minutes. After 15 minutes, drain the potatoes and dry them thoroughly on a clean kitchen towel.

Oven instructions

  • Preheat your oven at 425F/220C.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking tray and drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the top. Now sprinkle a generous pinch of kosher salt all over the potatoes and spread the potatoes into a single layer. Bake the potatoes for around 30-40 minutes, tossing halfway through or until they are nice and crispy.

Air fryer instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer at 380F/193C.
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl and drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the top. Now sprinkle a generous pinch of kosher salt all over the potatoes and toass them to combine. Transfer the potatoes in a single layer into your pre-heated air fryer. Air fry the potatoes for around 20 minutes tossing halfway through or until they are nice and crispy. Keep an eye on them as it may take slightly more or less time.

To make the masala coating

  • In the meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat. When it gets hot, add in the ginger- garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Now add in the dry spices (turmeric, chili, coriander, cumin, garam masala and chaat masala) and sauté for about 15 seconds. Add in the ketchup and water and mix well to combine. Cook this masala for about 1-2 minutes on medium high heat or until it thickens nicely. Turn off the heat.
  • Toss the crispy fries in this masala and toss well so each fry is coated well in the masala. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Finally, toss the masala fries with chopped onions, green onions, cilantro and jalapeno and sprinkle more chaat masala and lime juice before serving.

Notes

If you'd like to make these fries even quicker and cut down on prep time, use store bought frozen oven ready fries! Follow the instructions on the package to either bake or air fry them and while they are cooking, make the quick masala sauce. Then toss the fries in the sauce and you are ready to serve! Perfect hack to make these fries at a moments notice as all the other ingredients are commonly found in the pantry.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Masala fries
Calories
228
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Sodium
 
56
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
989
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
42
g
14
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Calcium
 
47
mg
5
%
Vitamin C
 
53
mg
64
%
Vitamin A
 
408
IU
8
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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