Spicy French Fries | Masala Fries





A white plate with a pile of masala french fries on it, along with a small bowl of ketchup. In the background are masala french fries as well.



Sharing an Indian and Pakistani road meals traditional – masala fries or spicy French fries. Crispy French fries are tossed in a spicy and tangy spice mix and served scorching with ketchup. This fast potato recipe is lip smacking scrumptious and is sure to be your subsequent favorite snack.

What are spicy chili French fries?

This type of French fries are additionally known as masala fries or thelay walay fries in India and Pakistan. The phrase thela means roadside stall and these spicy chili French fries are bought at roadside stalls across the nation. The particular factor about these fries is that they’re tossed in a spicy and tangy spice mix, additionally known as a masala. The French fries are then doused with ketchup that’s extra candy than tangy. You get the crispness of the fries, the spice from the masala, and the sweetness from the ketchup multi function chew. The masala is scorching, and it could make your lips burn, nevertheless it’s so addictive that you could’t cease consuming.

A pile of masala fries on white parchment paper. On the top left is a bowl of ketchup, and on the bottom right is a bowl of chaat masala.
Be certain to serve the masala French fries with ketchup and chaat masala

How one can make masala French fries?

  • Make the spice combine: Step one to creating these fries is making the spice combine. Add all of the powdered spices in a medium sized bowl and blend nicely. In case you are not a fan of spice, you possibly can lower the amount.
  • Make the French fries: I choose to make use of frozen French fries due to comfort, however you should utilize uncooked potatoes to make French fries from scratch. Fry the potatoes until golden and crispy.
  • Combine and toss: Add the French fries into the bowl with the spice combine, cowl with a plate and toss vigorously for 30 seconds. Maintain onto the plate as a canopy and switch the bowl the wrong way up to shake. Be certain the French fries are scorching, as it will imply that the spices will keep on with the fries.
  • Serve: Take off the plate, add lemon juice and provides the fries one other toss. Serve scorching with ketchup and chai. Ketchup is important to steadiness out the spiciness of the fries.
A pile of masala fries on white parchment paper. On the bottom left is a bowl of ketchup.

Spicy chili French fries – the substances:

  • Chaat masala: Chaat masala is an Indian and Pakistani spice mix with a salty, tangy, and spicy flavour profile. It’s added on prime of sliced fruit, or added in fruit chaat, a candy and spicy Pakistani fruit chaat. I exploit the one by Shan Meals, however you should utilize no matter model is obtainable to you or make your personal.
  • Pink chili powder: The quantity of chili powder might be adjusted as per style. Or you possibly can substitute with paprika or cayenne powder which has much less of a kick as in comparison with pink chili powder.
  • Dried mango powder: Dried mango powder or amchur powder is constituted of uncooked unripe mangoes often known as kairi / keri and has a bitter fruity flavour. The unripe inexperienced mangoes are peeled, thinly sliced, and sun-dried. The dried slices might be bought on their very own, or they’re floor into powder and bought as amchur powder. Amchur powder might be bought from Indian and Pakistani grocery shops. If not out there, then enhance the amount of chaat masala within the recipe.
  • Lemon juice: Recent lemon juice is one of the best, however you possibly can substitute with a packaged model as nicely.
  • Potatoes: This recipe is tremendous versatile, and might be made utilizing uncooked potatoes or frozen French fries. The truth is, you possibly can even use different forms of frozen potato merchandise resembling potato wedges, curly fries, or crinkle fries. I personally use frozen French fries which I prepare dinner within the air fryer or oven for this recipe as minimal oil is used, and it’s additionally handy.
  • Ketchup: Technically not an ingredient however a obligatory dip to be served on the facet of those French fries. These masala fries are spicy, and also you want the sweetness from the ketchup to steadiness out the spiciness.  

Another Pakistani and Indian snack recipes that you could check out are:

  1. Paneer Tikka Sandwich
  2. Potato and Hen Croquettes
  3. Daal and Aloo Bun Kebab
  4. Keema Samosa
  5. Hen Field Patties
  6. Vegetable patties (Spicy potato puff pastry)

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A pile of masala fries on white parchment paper. On the top left is a bowl of ketchup, and on the bottom right is a bowl of chaat masala.

Spicy Chili French Fries | Masala Fries

Sharing an Indian and Pakistani road meals traditional – masala fries or spicy French fries. Crispy French fries are tossed in a spicy and tangy spice mix and served scorching with ketchup. This fast potato recipe is lip smacking scrumptious and is sure to be your subsequent favorite snack.

  • 750
    grams
    potatoes
    sliced into French fries (or similar amount of frozen fries)
  • ½
    teaspoon
    chaat masala
  • ½
    teaspoon
    pink chili powder
  • ½
    teaspoon
    dried mango powder / amchur powder
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt
  • ½
    teaspoon
    lemon juice

  1. Place the chaat masala, pink chili powder, dried mango powder and salt in a medium sized bowl. Combine the spice combine and put aside.

  2. To make contemporary French fries: Peel the potatoes. Wash and minimize into French fries. Soak the sliced potatoes in water, and allow them to sit for about 5 – 10 minutes. This step removes the surplus starch in potatoes. Drain the potatoes, and flippantly pat dry. Warmth the oil in a karahi, wok or shallow frying on medium excessive warmth.

  3. As soon as the oil is prepared, add the sliced potatoes and fry until the potatoes are golden brown in color.

  4. Use a slotted spoon to take away the fries from the new oil, and place them on kitchen towel to empty the oil.

  5. To make frozen French fries: Frozen French fries might be made on the range, within the airfryer or the oven. Put together the frozen fries as per the directions behind the packet. I choose making frozen French fries utilizing the air fryer.

  6. Place the cooked French fries within the bowl with the spice combine. Be sure that the potatoes are scorching, as that can assist the spice combine stick correctly. Cowl the bowl with a plate, or a lid after which shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Take off the quilt, add lemon juice after which give the French fries one other toss.

  7. Serve the spicy chili French fries / masala fries scorching with ketchup and chai.











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