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Kenyan Masala Chips

Golden, crispy fries are seasoned with an aromatic blend of spices including cumin, coriander, and turmeric, then topped with a spicy tomato and sauce for a snack with a kick.

Tasty Team
93% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lb cooked French fries (455 g), hot
  • kosher salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 206
  • Fat 10g
  • Carbs 25g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 3g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, then add the red onion and cook for 5 minutes, until browned.
  2. Add the tomato, serrano, and garlic. Stir well, cover, and cook for 5 minutes, until the tomatoes have softened.
  3. Add the garam masala, turmeric, and cumin. Stir, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the spices are fragrant and the tomatoes have broken down into a sauce.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro, then add the fries and salt. Toss well to coat. Serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!
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