• Airfryer Masala Sweet Potato Fries are a delicious crispy treat. A generous sprinkling of Indian masala takes these sweet potato fries to another level!

  • air fryer crispy masala sweet potato fries

You guys are already enjoying our air fryer masala mogo chips (different masala recipe) 😎👌 So I thought I'd share this crispy masala sweet potato version too.


  • I love sweet potato in all forms but undoubtedly, the best is sweet potato fries! They go great as a side for so many different meals or delicious as a treat served with a selection of dips. 

  • These sweet potato fries have an Indian seasoning of various ground spices, mint and lemon juice to create a hot and sour flavour that you will want to try again and again!


✔️Vegan, Guilt and Gluten-free

✔️Packed with goodness and flavours

✔️Takes only 15 minutes

✔️Only needed a handful of ingredients 

✔️Perfect as a snack for all 

  • If you don't have an air fryer check out my oven-baked potato masala chips recipe. 

  • Air fryer sweet potato fries

  • How to get crispy fries in Airfryer

The trick here is to use a bit of cornflour in the seasoning which will crisp up the outside of the fries and still keep them soft in the middle. 

  • The air fryer is such a handy way to get a crispy texture without the unhealthy oil that's needed for deep frying. 

  • Ingredients

Sweet potatoes - try to buy large ones. 

Spices - red chilli powder, black pepper powder, and chaat masala powder

Herbs - dried mint

Flours - cornstarch 

Lemon juice - use fresh or bottled

Oil - we used olive oil but you can use sunflower or vegetable oil too 

How to make Air-fryer Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe made in two steps, first step to cut the sweet potato into uniformly into fries/chips then in second step to season them and air fry them.

How to cut sweet potato fries/chips

Wash and clean sweet potato to get rid of the soil, if any. Lightly scrub the sweet potatoes when washing. If the sweet potatoes are organic no need to peel. 

You'll need a large and sharp knife. Take off the end bits from both sides. 

If the sweet potato is small in length cut across lengthwise otherwise cut right through to the thickest part of the potato in the middle.

Then carefully sit one-half side on the board and start cutting slices. I did two slices. Try to keep the thickness same sizes.

Now cut into 1/2" thick chips. 

Second step season and air fry the fries

How to season sweet potato fries

Place all the cut sweet potato chips in a large bowl and sprinkle it with salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala powder, black pepper powder, lemon juice and dried mint. 

Nowadays dry mint is my go-to herb for many dishes including my instant pot Cypriot stuffed peppers

Then sprinkle some cornflour/starch and mix well, now add oil and give it a good stir using a spoon or hands. If you want to use any cooking spray, go ahead but spray before seasoning the fries.  

Let it sit while you preheat the air fryer.  

Our air fryer manual recommends preheating the fryer before baking anything.  

I  preheated the fryer for 5 minutes to 195C or 380F, once it's preheated carefully remove the basket as it will be very HOT 🔥

Using a tong arrange all the fries in the basket, make sure fries are not overlapping each other in the air fryer basket.  

Then select same temperature fry for 12 minutes, when air fryer beeps for SHAKE remove the basket from the unit and shake it for even cooking.

I did shake the basket at 6 minutes and 10 minutes.

Once done remove from the basket and serve. 

Oil-free sweet potato fries 

Although air-fried sweet potatoes don't need a lot of oil, but if you prefer totally zero oil fries, skip the oil and cornflour. They'll still taste so amazing, my parents love these fries. 


These fries are best eaten immediately for the best texture. 

What to serve with sweet potato fries

We served ours with vegan chilli yogurt, also these are so good as they are.

They also taste delicious with tahini, mayo or even green mint and coriander chutney

Serving as an appetizer or snack, pair it with virgin cardamom mojito or non-alcoholic green apple martini

Or for a full meal serve it with a fresh colourful salad and sun-dried tomato chickpea cakes with cashew and oats 

Handy Tips

Make sure to cut all the fries same thickness, so they cook evenly. If cut into very thin adjust time accordingly.

Don't add too much seasoning and masala, if you want you can sprinkle once cooked.

Do not overcrowd the basket, try to keep portion sizes small and make sure the fries are laid in the basket in a single layer. Our fryer makes around two portions. 

Keep a watch on around 9th minute of the cooking, it can be burned so quickly. 

Air fryer crispy masala sweet potato fries

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Yield: 1 SERVING
Author: Hayley Dhanecha


Airfryer Masala Sweet Potato Fries are a delicious crispy treat. A generous sprinkling of Indian masala takes these sweet potato fries to another level!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 17 Min


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. chilli powder (red)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chaat masala powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. corn starch/flour
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mint
  • Air fryer
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board


  1. Wash and clean the sweet potato. 
  2. Cut the potatoes into 1/2" thick chips.
  3. In a big bowl mix cut chips, all the spice powders, salt, lemon juice, cornflour and oil.
  4. Give it a good mix.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 195C/380F for 5 minutes.
  6. Place the seasoned chips in the air fryer basket.
  7. Air fry it for 12 minutes in total.
  8. Serve hot. 



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