Crispy Dry Masala Chips

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Serves 2-3

Here is a twist to ordinary chips/fries. This recipe gives excellent crispy fries that are well-coated with a fantastic yummy spicy seasoning. It's a lovely snack to have, or can be an accompaniment to a meal instead of regular fries for that added extra kick of flavour. 

Ingredients for Seasoning
4 tbsp
sieved gram flour (besan/chickpea)
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
red chili powder or to taste
1 tsp
red chili flakes
1 tsp
tandoori masala
1/4 tsp
cumin powder
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
juice of half a lemon
Extra Ingredients
500 gm
potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
2 tbsp
corn flour
oil for deep frying

Wash the potato strips and drain the water, then blot them dry with a towel. Put them in a bowl, then add all the Seasoning Ingredients. Toss everything together until the chips are well coated with the ingredients. Set aside for 5 minutes. Then give them another toss and fry until almost done. Remove into a strainer

Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp. of corn flour onto the fried chips, toss them a little and re-fry them in hot oil for a few minutes until crisp and golden. Remove and drain on some kitchen towels. Enjoy your yummy crispy dry masala chips! :)


If i dont sprinkle corn flour will that be ok? thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes that would be ok, although you may lose out a bit on the crispiness. The cornflour/cornstarch helps dry up any excess moisture from the potato strips making them crunchy/crispy.

can these fries b stored for a longer time..???

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Storing them will reduce their crispiness.

the quantity of potatoes is not mentioned in recipe

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes it is, please go over the recipe one more time.

Salaams Fauzia,
Jazakallah for the efforts of developing this website. It is very useful.
A quick question, is it ok if I fry the chips once and store them for the next day and re-fry them with the cornflour before serving?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, best made fresh.

this is awesome . how to make french fries , the one made in kfc's or in pizza huts

what is tandoori masala? can I avoid it? can it be made at home?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

A type of spice, normally easily available and sold in most supermarkets but you can leave it out.

Assalam o Alaikhum,

Can I use chappati flour instead of corn flour?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, I guess you can but the results will not be the same. You see corn flour sort of absorbs moisture from the fries thereby making them extra crispy. Chappati flour will not give the very same results. But you CAN use it if you do not have cornflour. :)

Hi Fauzia AOA,

just wanted to know whether i can use the frozen chips after defrosting them for applying dis masala ??

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Hi and yes you can.