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Masala Chips with mayo and ketchup

Masala Chips

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Masala chips are an extremely flavoursome upgrade to the humble chip. They are coated in a saucy mixture of tomato, cumin and chilli powder.

The default recipe serves 2.


  • 200g / 7oz frozen oven chips/fries
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped (see note 1)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (see note 2)
  • 200g / 7oz passata (similar to tomato puree if you are in the US)

To serve:

  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped coriander
  • Spring onion, sliced


  1. Bake the chips according to the package instructions. (see note 3)
  2. While the chips are in the oven, heat the oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for around 5 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further minute then add the cumin and chilli powder and stir together for another 30 seconds until the spices release their fragrance.
  4. Tip the passata into the pan and season well. Bring to a simmer and cook for around 5 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
  5. Add the cooked chips to the pan and stir everything together until the chips are fully coated.
  6. Serve scattered with the coriander and spring onion and with the lime wedges place around the chips.


  1. You can alternatively use a garlic ginger paste
  2. If you like a lot of heat then increase the amount of chilli powder. Alternatively, if you want a milder taste then use a mild chilli powder or you can swap for sweet paprika.
  3. For best results place a wire rack on top of a baking tray and place the chips on top to bake. This will help them heat more evenly.
  4. Cooked chips are best eaten fresh, but you can make the tomato sauce in advance. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. To use pre-made sauce, cook the chips for a few minutes less than the package instructions then toss the sauce through the fries before returning to the oven to finish baking.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven / Hob / Stove
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 275
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: chips, fries, snack, Indian, side, spicy, hot, easy, quick