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MASALA CHIPS

Easy Masala Chips are an East-African Indian speciality. These Kenyan Masala Potato Chips or Masala Fries are made from frozen oven-chips for ease and use only pantry ingredients so that you can have a delicious meal ready in no time at all.

Serving of Kenyan Masala Chips

EASY MASALA CHIPS

So you’ve eaten portions upon portions of plain chips with salt and vinegar, gorged on chips with ketchup, ventured out into loaded fries and now I’m guessing you’re looking for another way to love the humble potato chip? Especially when chips and curry sauce isn’t hitting the spot anymore.

These absolutely delicious Kenyan Masala Chips are just the way to do that. Oven-cooked potato chips are tossed in a delicious Indian masala to give a warming and finger-licking finish.

Easy Masala Chips are so quick to make as you do not need to spend ages with peeling fresh ingredients. The base is made from a mix of spice powders and passata so that you can have a delicious meal in minutes.

These Masala Fries are readily available in Kenya as a snack food and are now recreated in homes all around the world.

Btw, when I say “chips”, I’m talking about the British version of chips and not American chips which would be “crisps” here!

This recipe is:

✔️Gluten-free (if using Gluten-free oven chips)

✔️Vegan (check oven chips packaging)

✔️Easy, guilt-free and ready in less than 30 minutes

✔️Perfect snack

✔️Mildly spicy but have a delicious Gujarati twang with the hot and sour flavour

✔️Great for get-togethers

My Grandma would regularly treat the family to East-African dishes and so my Dad now asks my Mum to recreate so many of those recipes! Luckily, my parents have many old family friends who also previously lived in East Africa so my Mum was easily able to learn the recipes. Masala Chips is one such dish that we all now absolutely love!

Also sometimes we love to treat ourselves with this Air fryer Indian Masala Chips/Fries and Masala Mogo Chips too.

East African Indian Recipes:


Kasoli nu Saak – Sweetcorn Curry in a Peanut Gravy

Sweetcorn and Red Kidney Beans Curry

Masala Mogo/Cassava

Mogo Chips

Instant Pot Mandazi/Mahamri

Kenyan Style Chevdo

Original Maru’s Bhajiya

serving of masala fries

🥔Indian Masala Chips Ingredients 



layout of masala chips ingredients




Potato Chips – we have used oven chips but you can also make your own. We find that using slightly thicker cut works better than thin fries to hold the masala.

Onion and garlic granules – you may use fresh onion and garlic

Tomato puree – we have used passata

Oil – vegetable or sunflower

Sugar – regular granulated sugar

Lemon Juice – fresh or bottled. Do not skip this step – adding the lemon or lime juice makes all the difference!

Red chilli powder – Kashmiri red chilli powder will lend great colour but won’t be very spicy.

Ground cumin and coriander

Garnishing – optional

Finely chopped coriander

Lemon/lime wedges

Can I use stale chips?

This recipe is a great way to revive chips that have been previously cooked and have gone a little hard. The process of recooking makes them perfect again.

Can I use fresh onion and garlic?

Yes, but the recipe will take longer. Cook minced onion and garlic before adding tomato puree

Serving Suggestion


Best to serve straight away, if left then cook again on low heat until chips get crispy again.

These Masala Chips can be served with vegan mayo, guacamole or green chutney

Serve with cold drinks such as Cardamom Mojito or Mango and Lime Lassi also great with a cold beer for adults.

Storage:

These chips are best eaten immediately whilst hot as they will lose their texture once they cool.

📝Method


Note- Follow these step-by-step pictures, video is just above the recipe card below. For exact measurements and full method see printed recipe card below.

1. Oven or air fry frozen chips or make from scratch (First pic)

2. Heat oil in a frying pan (Second pic)

3. Add tomato puree (Third pic)

4. Cook on medium heat and reduce the sauce (Fourth pic)

5. Add onion and garlic granules and keep cooking for another 3-4 minutes (Fifth pic)

6. Tip in red chilli and ground cumin & coriander (Sixth pic).

 

recipe of indian masala chips

Other Starter/Snacks Recipes

1. Batata Vada Gujarati Style

2. Kothimbir Vadi Waffles

3. Best Ever Bhel Puri

4. Mamra Upma

5. Maddur Vada

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🖶 Recipe Card 
Masala chips served in a plate

MASALA CHIPS

Hayley Dhanecha
These spicy finger-licking masala chips are far better, quick and easy to than take away. Bonus point is that these are inexpensive and guilt-free too.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine East-African, Indian, Kenyan
Servings 3
Calories 151 kcal

Equipment

  • oven
  • Baking tray
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients
 
 

  • 600 g frozen oven chips
  • 250 ml tomato puree or passata
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. onion powder/granules
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder/granules
  • 2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin and coriander
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped coriander
  • Lemon/lime wedges

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven and bake chips according to package instructions.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add tomato puree and cook on low heat for 5 minutes or it’s raw smell go away.
  • Then add onion and garlic granules and keep cooking further.
  • You’ll see the sauce leaves moisture and thickens.
  • Then add red chilli powder and ground cumin-coriander.
  • After a couple of minutes add lemon juice and sugar.
  • Mix well and add baked chips.
  • Mix through and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander.
  • Serve with lemon/lime wedges and consume immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You may make chips from scratch and use it too.
If you want to use fresh onion, garlic it may take longer time to cook.
You can use amchoor powder if lemon juice is not available.
 
 
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
MASALA CHIPS
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
151
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Sodium
 
1
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
5
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
1
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator/plugin. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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Thursday 25th of June 2020

Awesome