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When we were in high school my friends and I discovered Burger Hut in Westlands that by far has the best Masala chips and cheese burgers I have ever tasted. In fact I think I should do a story on them soon 🙂 I was taught how to make masala chips a few years back by a cook who worked for my mum. I tried it a couple of times but I was never really happy with the results. I got this recipe last week on Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun and I decided to try it out the same day. I added garam masala which was not in the original recipe because most people say to add this and trust me it was delish, soo delish that I made them twice again on the weekend. I honestly LOVED it, it is not burger huts masala chips but it can compete and I am sure it would win with some people. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. HAPPY COOKING!!



Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4


  1. 8 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into “chips”
  2. oil for frying
  3. 2 tablespoons butter/margarine
  4. 1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
  5. 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper ( or red chilli powder) – you can use more or less depending on preference
  6. 1 teaspoon of garlic paste
  7. 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  8. 2 tablespoon tomato sauce
  9. 1 teaspoon turmeric
  10. 1 tablespoon garam masala
  11. small bunch of coriander
  12. salt to taste
  13. some water (optional)
  14. lemon (I did not use this because I had none)


Heat the oil in a pan and when hot put in the potatoes and cook till they are soft, remove from the oil, drain and let cool for about 5 mins

Reheat the oil and put back the chips to cook through. This makes them crispier (works with any food your deep frying)

As the chips are cooking for the second time place the butter/margarine into a larger pan and melt it. Once it has melt switch off the heat.

Add all the other ingredients (except from the water and coriander) into the melted butter/margarine and mix well.

Turn on the heat and cook till the sauce thickens

You can add the water if you like your chips saucy if not do not add the water.

Once the chips are cooked place in a kitchen towel to drain excess oil then toss them into the sauce and mix until well combined.

Turn off the heat, squeeze in the lemon and add the coriander

Serve when hot. HAPPY EATING!

Written by David Mwakodi
  • me

    looks delish

    • Wangeci Wandere

      thanx. HAPPY EATING!!