Quick Masala-Spiced Fries are flavorful. First deep-fried and then mixed it with homemade masala. They make a great Pakistani apprizer.
WHAT ARE MASALA FRIES?
Crunchy and flavorful, our Quick Masala-Spiced Fries feature deep-fried potatoes infused with a delicately crafted homemade masala blend, elevating them to a culinary masterpiece. Originating from the vibrant culinary traditions of India and Pakistan.
These Masala fries hold a special place in my heart, especially during my visits to Pakistan. On the inaugural day of my trip, I indulge in the irresistible combination of Golgappay Chaat and Zinger Burger, and Masala fries are an essential part of this culinary experience. This authentic Pakistani recipe not only serves as a delectable appetizer but also complements appetizer and Main dishes like Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Zinger Burgers, or Mutton Chops flawlessly.
ARE THESE MASALA FRIES SPICY?
WHICH MASALA TO ADD TO MASALA FRIES?
- Red Chili Powder- To adjust the spice level.
- Garlic Powder- I personally use the one from Costco, I think it's better quality but you can use any garlic powder.
- Onion Powder- I personally use the one from Whole Foods but you can use any onion powder.
- Amchur Powder- This seasoning add that tangy kick which every masala fries needs.
- Black Pepper- Just to give that sudden subtle warm spice kick.
- Oregano- I know this ingredient seemed off especially when making a traditional Pakistani recipe but trust me.
- Chaat Masala Powder- I used my Homemade Chaat Masala but you can use store-bought one.
- Potatoes- It's better to use golden potatoes for this recipe.
- Olive oil- any neutral frying oil would work.
- Powdered spices- This will take care of tangy-ness, spice level, and warmth in your masala fries.
HOW TO MAKE MASALA FRIES?
Cut the fries, pat them dry. Fry the fries until golden.
Take them out after that place them on a paper towel and sprinkle the masala on top.
HOW TO MAKE FRIES CRISY?
Achieving the perfect crispness in fries involves cutting the potatoes into elongated shapes resembling traditional fries and spreading them over a layer of paper towels. Using another paper towel, gently tap the fries to remove excess moisture from all sides. Remove the top paper towel and allow the fries to air-dry, uncovered, for a duration of 15 minutes. This method ensures that the fries attain an ideal texture for a delightful culinary experience.
WHAT TO PAIR WITH MASALA FRIES?
Pair the Masala Fries with some delicious Green Chutney.
Let's Make Masala Fries!!!
Quick Masala-Spiced Fries
- 6 cups olive oil or any neutral oil for frying
- 2 potatoes cut long like fries
- ¼ tsp red chili powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp amchur powder dried mango powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp oregano
- 1 tsp chaat masala powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Achieving the perfect crispness in fries involves cutting the potatoes into elongated shapes resembling traditional fries and spreading them over a layer of paper towels. Using another paper towel, gently tap the fries to remove excess moisture from all sides. Remove the top paper towel and allow the fries to air-dry, uncovered, for a duration of 10 minutes.
- In a medium wok, on medium heat, add olive oil, and let heat up.
- Add the potatoes and fry them until they are golden on all side.
- Take them out in a plate lined with paper towel.
- Make the masala mixer by adding the masala ingredients in a small bowl.
- Transfer the fries in a bowl and sprinkle the homemade masala on top.
- Toss it around as shown in the video.
- Now masala fries are ready.