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How to make delicious chips masala at home

This is a common type of Kenyan fries with a different touch. Masala chips are not like ordinary fries. They are known to be spicy, saucy and are served well with barbeque dishes like ribs, chicken, pork, kebab, nyama choma. Just to mention a few.

Here are the ingredients for masala chips:

  • 1 kg of potatoes peeled and cut into the fries strips.
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika or tandoori masala,
  • 1 teaspoon of salt,
  • 2-3 tablespoon of tomato sauce,
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste,
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder,
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic paste,
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin powder,
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder,
  • 1 chopped green chillis,
  • Juice of half a melon,
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing,
  • Oil for deep frying.
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Instructions on how to cook:

Fry the onions till they are translucent.

Translucent onions.
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In a pan, heat the butter. When it melts, turn off the heat, add the Spanish paprika or tandoori masala, salt, red chili powder, garlic paste, tomato paste, and tomato sauce (or chili sauce if you prefer them extra hot). 

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To play around with the flavour, add cumin powder, chopped chilies or red chili flakes for extra heat.

Turn on the heat again and cook these ingredients until they are well combined and starting to thicken (you can add a splash of water if you prefer your chips saucy).

Turn the heat to low, and throw in the fries. Toss them around so that the sauce covers them properly. Turn off the heat and squeeze in half a lemon and add coriander.

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It’s ready to be served!

Chips masala ready to be served.
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