Try This Easy Potato Chips Masala Recipe

written by African Kaya 10th July 2019


Potato chips masala was a childhood favourite for most Kenyans growing up. It’s the dynamic spicy flavour to it that perhaps drew people to the meal. You can prepare this at home if you’re not planning on eating out or make the potato chips masala at home and invite your friends for a movie viewing party. Potato chips masala can be enjoyed with beef stew or just as it is.


8 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into “chips”
2 cups of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (you can use more or less depending on preference)
1 teaspoon of garlic paste
2 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 tablespoon of garam masala
small bunch of coriander
salt to taste
some water (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and when hot, place the sliced potatoes and cook till they are soft.
  2. Remove from the oil, drain and let cool for about 5 mins
  3. Reheat the oil and put back the chips to cook through. This makes them crispier (works with any food your deep frying)
  4. As the chips are cooking for the second time, place the butter into a larger pan and melt it. Once it has melted switch off the heat.
  5. Add all the other ingredients (except the water and coriander) into the melted butter and mix well.
  6. Turn on the heat and cook till the sauce thickens.
  7. You can add the water if you like your chips saucy. If not, do not add the water.
  8. Once the chips are cooked, place in a kitchen towel to drain excess oil then toss them into the sauce and mix until well combined.
  9. Turn off the heat and add the coriander.
  10.   Serve hot. HAPPY EATING!

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Nicole 10th July 2019 - 3:57 PM

Such a simple recipe and looks so tasty. I’ve never prepared chips masala so I’m going to try out this recipe.

Anonymous 18th September 2016 - 3:08 PM

when i made dis recipe it was really amaizing and tasty…♥💜💙💛💟

fathima 13th July 2015 - 7:16 PM

I was feeling for masala chips and decided to google a recipe. I came across this one and since I am Indian,I had all the ingredients at home! It came out divine, everyone at home loved it. The flavours were amazing.

Shailen 23rd November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thanks hope they come out like the ones at Exotica


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