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Kenyan Masala Chips

by Kiano Moju, Matthew Johnson and Alix Traegerfeatured in Fries Around the World

Under 30 min

Under 30 min


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 french fries (455 g), cooked, hot
  • salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 200
    Fat 10g
    Carbs 24g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 1g
    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 sauce clings to the potatoes and they soften slightly.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro, then add the fries and salt. Toss well to coat. Serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!