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Add some heat to this week's menu with these Fiery Loaded Masala Fries. This recipe is a play on one of my favorite South Asian street foods. Crispy homemade fries are tossed in a spicy masala coating and are paired with colorful toppings and a creamy garlic-yogurt sauce.  It is a perfect share-able snack or side that will leave you reaching for seconds. 

These homemade fries offer a nutritional spin and are easily customizable. They are baked or air fried in stead of deep fried. You can also customize the toppings to your liking.  It pairs well with any colorful veggies that you may have on hand like shredded carrots, cucumbers, and lettuce for added crunch and fiber.  You can also choose protein like leftover chicken or seasoned chickpeas which can make these fries even more satisfying and filling.  

Loaded Masala Fries

Servings: About 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: about 35 minutes

Total Time: About 45 minutes

Author: Huma Naz

Ingredients: (Adjust ingredients if you prefer less or more spice)

  • 4 small russet potatoes, cut into 1/2" thick pieces

  • 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic 

  • 1/2 small onion, diced

  • 1 tsp. tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup

  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala

  • 1/4 tsp. coriander powder

  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp. water

  • Salt/ pepper to taste 

  •  Oil 

Toppings: Choose 1, 2 or all!

  • Shredded cheese of your choice

  • Pre-made seasoned ground beef

  • Veggies like diced cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded carrots

  • Dried or fresh cilantro and/or serrano peppers

  • Garlic yogurt sauce

Garlic-yogurt sauce recipe:

  • 1/3 cup yogurt

  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil mayo

  • Pinch of black pepper/salt

  • 3 tbsp. water if you want the sauce to be thin/runny


  1. Toss the cut potatoes in a mixing bowl along with a drizzle of oil and salt/ pepper.  If using an oven, preheat oven to 375°F  to roast potatoes for about 40 minutes or until cooked well/golden brown, tossing in between time.  If you are using an air fryer, air fry for about 15 minutes or until golden brown, tossing in between time.

  2. To make the masala coating. In a skillet, add 1 tbsp. oil, minced garlic, and onions on low-medium heat. Saute until the onions start to turn a bit translucent. Then, add tomato paste and spices. Cook for about 30 seconds since spices can burn quick. Add tomato ketchup, water, and lemon juice, stir well. 

  3. Toss your cooked fries them into the skillet with the masala mixture. 

  4. For the sauce topping: add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. 

  5. Plate the masala fries and add your toppings before serving & enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • To prevent sogginess, the cut potatoes can be soaked in ice water for about 30 minutes. You can then pat them dry before cooking.

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