Chips Masala/ Kenyan Street food/ Potato sticks in spicy gravy

I said this before there is so much Indian influence on this cuisine that the week went by like a breeze. I had multiple options  for this alphabet but the only issue was it did not fit into the day's menu when I cooked the meal for other Kenyan recipes.

I made this on another day as an evening snack.

For late joiners, we are running a blogging marathon for a month on the theme of journey through the cuisines....






Ingredients
2 cups Potato Chips
for masala
1 onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste or puree
1 inch ginger - made into a paste
1 tspn garlic paste
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn whole garam masala (cinnamon, cloves, black pepper) in a muslin cloth
1 tspn red chilly powder
1 tspn coriander and cumin powder
1 tspn lemon juice
salt to taste
Oil to cook


Method
1) Heat some oil in a pan to make the masala. Add the onions, followed by ginger garlic paste, whole garam masala and saute until onions are pale
2) Add the tomatoes and saute them. Then add the puree, and all the spice powders and salt. Cook it until it thickens.
3) Add the lemon juice and set it aside.
4)  When this cools down, blend this using a hand blender to make a smooth gravy - this is optional.
5) Add the potato chips/ fries to the gravy to quickly cover them with the gravy. 

this may make the fries /chips a little mushy but thats the beauty of this dish too....

I served it with a dip - you will get the recipe soon 😉.....until then feel free to combine it with sauce of your choice 





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24 comments:

Usha said...

Masala is mouthwatering and fried must have tasted awesome soaked in the gravy. Looking forward to your dip recipe.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That is one delicious fries. I love sort of soggy, masala soaked fries. So quick to make.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Masala sounds like the tomato chutney we make but with little difference. The combo looks yum..

Srivalli said...

Pradnya, I repeat, you have got us drooling over your pictures and what a bowl you got there!..wow..I can have this right now..very interesting one..

Priya Srinivasan said...

Mouthwatering potatoes in delicious gravy.

Padma Rekha said...

Now you are tempting me that masala sounds so delicious ....

Padmajha PJ said...

Chips in gravy sounds interesting and would also be good when served like how you did. this would be a nice dish as a starter in get togethers at home.

vaishali sabnani said...

Chips ! Anytime Pradnya , and these are super flavorful .

Kalyani said...

Pradnya - U have dug a real gold mine in African cuisine with these offbeat delights .. M keen to try d flavours here .. Yummy dish ...

Sapana Behl said...

That is one delicious and tpting masala.I am going g to try it next one when I am having chips.

Suma Gandlur said...

What a lovely dip to go with the fries. A great alternative instead of munching them with the same old boring ketchup.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

chips with masala.. awesome

Pavani N said...

OMG, what an inviting plate of food you got there Pradnya. Chips with that tomato masala sounds amazing. That plate won't survive 5 minutes in my house -- so yummy.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Sounds interesting and I am drooling over the pictures..

Smruti Shah said...

Amazing masala fries Pradnya. I loved the masalas. Trying it soon!

Priya Suresh said...

Can i get those chips and masala rite now, they are super tempting and am in love with that dip.

Amara Annapaneni said...

Such flavorful fries, love the dip as I'm always looking for ketchup alternatives too. Sure going to try these soon:)

Harini-Jaya R said...

The dip sounds very interesting when paired with the fries!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Was not sure if my earlier comment went through -
The dip sounds interesting with the fries.

Chef Mireille said...

wow - what an amazing masala -very similar to dip from Senegal I made during last marathon - great accompaniment to chips for sure

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Quick and easy to make fries!! great for get together!

Ruchi Indu said...

Thats awesome chips and dip...

veena krishnakumar said...

The dip sounds very interesting and the platter looks very inviting

Nisha Sundar said...

A nice combination Pradnya! Nice variation of chips and dip! :) :)

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