Masala French Fries

About two weeks ago, we went out to watch a movie after work. As the movie was to start at 10, we had little time to go home or out and have dinner so we decided to eat at the multiplex itself. Being a fairly new and the best multiplex in town, we expected the food to be above average.  However, the first bite into the Mexican salsa sandwich and it threatened to take off the flavour of the much looked-forward to movie :-/  The french fries were just okay and Prash couldn’t eat the chilly cheese toast beyond the first slice. Well, that inspired me to write about the masala french fries that I frequently make. The cheese chilly toast and my version of the mexican salsa sandwich follow as well, all dedicated to the brilliant movie and the super-excellent performance by my favourite actress since 2005: Vidya Balan!

Masala French Fries

A slightly healthier, Indian version of oven-baked french fries…


Potatoes 1 kg

2 small Onions chopped

1 Tomato chopped

2 Green Chillies chopped

Coriander Leaves chopped



Chaat Masala

Red Chilli Powder

Parmesan cheese (optional)

How to go about it:

Wash and remove skin of the potatoes. Cut them into sizes of 1/4th inch thickness. Remember, if the potatoes are cut into thick slices, they may not crispy fry. Boil the sliced potatoes in some water and one tablespoon of salt till they are 75% done. Boiling the potatoes before frying or baking them will get you crispy, golden french fries. Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a bowl. Drizzle some salt and olive oil before you bake them in a 450 degree F oven for 25 minutes, flipping twice until crisped, cooked through and golden.In another bowl, mix together the vegetables, add fries, pepper, red chilli powder and chaat masala. You can also add some parmesan cheese and send them back into the oven for 5 more minutes. Serve hot with some ketchup and green chilli sauce. It’s a favourite and easiest-to-cook starter during parties at my place!


One thought on “Masala French Fries

  1. I’m salivating! Thanks for the recipe. Shall try to make this and send you a report of how i did. p.s- You should send this to the multiplex so that they understand the meaning of good food!


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