Bursting with Indian masala flavors, our air fryer masala fries are crispy and SO easy to make! No more paying expense restaurant prices for Indian fries, you’ll be making your own! Perfect as a tasty snack dipped in your favorite dipping sauce or to spice up a main meal, you’re going to LOVE this easy recipe!
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Why you’ll love air fried masala fries
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Bite into one of these air fryer masala fries and you’ll be treated to crispy, tasty fries. Perfectly balanced, you’ll find it hard to eat traditional French fires again!
What do I serve with air fryer masala fries?
Air fryer masala fries are great as a tasty snack or appetizer.
But you can use your favorite dipping sauce.
Whichever way you eat them, we know you’re going to love them!
What is masala?
You won’t find a set recipe for masala.
Masala is a delicious blend of many different spices that can either be in a paste or powder form.
For this air fryer masala fries recipe, we’ve used two different blends of masala.
Garam masala is a blend of cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, and cloves.
And we’ve also used chaat masala, which is a very different spice blend that is usually made of spices including coriander, cumin, red chili powder, asafoetida, and amchoor.
Play with the flavors
Make your masala fries the way YOU want them.
Play with the spices, make your own garam masala using the spices YOU love.
Make your own chaat masala and ensure that the spices are perfectly suited to YOU.
Throw a curve ball and melt some cheese on top of the fries – they taste awesome!
Can I use frozen French fries?
Yes, you can!
Frozen French fries work perfectly.
Don’t defrost them before air frying them as they tend to go a little soggy.
How do I store leftover fries?
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 – 3 days.
Reheat them in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375°F/190°C.
If you’ve used fresh russet potatoes, then they will freeze for up to 3 months, but don’t freeze if you have used frozen fries.
Recipe notes and expert tips
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How to make air fryer masala fries with step by step instructions
Making our air fryer masala fries recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/205°C.
If you are making homemade French fries
Peel and cut your russet potatoes into long fries, approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Then, place them into a large mixing bowl full of water to soak for a minimum of 10 minutes, but preferably longer, to remove any excess starch.
Drain your French fries and pat them dry.
If you are using frozen French fries
You can air fry frozen French fries, please see the packet for instructions.
Add the dried potatoes to a dry mixing bowl.
Then, add olive oil, cornstarch, Kashmiri red chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala, ground turmeric, garlic powder, lemon juice, and kosher salt.
Toss so that the fries are evenly coated with all the spices.
Now, place them in your air fryer basket in a single layer to ensure they cook evenly.
Air fry for approximately 20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
When cooked, the masala fries will be lovely crispy fries.
Remove them from the air fryer basket and serve them immediately.
Enjoy your masala French fries!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer French fries with masala flavoring and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Masala Fries AIR FRYER
- 2 medium Russet potatoes washed and dried
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 4 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- ¼ tsp Garam masala
- ¼ tsp Chaat masala
- ¼ tsp Ground turmeric
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 2 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/205°C
- Cut your potatoes into long fries, approximately ½" thick, then place them in a mixing bowl filled with water and soak for a minimum of 10 minutes2 medium Russet potatoes
- Drain your fries and pat them dry. Add them to a dry mixing bowl, add oil, cornstarch, chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala, ground turmeric, garlic powder, lemon juice, and kosher salt, and toss until the fries are evenly coated2 tbsp Olive oil, 4 tbsp Cornstarch, 1 tsp Chili powder, ¼ tsp Garam masala, ¼ tsp Chaat masala, ¼ tsp Ground turmeric, 1 tsp Garlic powder, 2 tsp Lemon juice, 1 tsp Kosher salt
- Cook for approximately 25 minutes until the fries are crispy, remove from the oven, serve immediately and enjoy!
If you are using frozen French fries then don’t defrost them before using them, as they go soggy Don’t have to peel
Leave the potato skin on your fries for extra flavor Soak them
Don’t skip the soaking as this makes the fries crispier Prefer slices?
Have masala potato slices instead, you may need to adjust the cook times Dry them
Make sure you pat dry them, if they are still moist, then they won’t make crisp fries Cheese
If you want cheesy masala fries adding cheese will give the perfect cheesy flavor combination! Please note
Air fryers differ, and so do the size of your fries, so keep an eye on them, you may need a longer or shorter time to cook them
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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