Masala Chips
Masala Chips
5 from 10 votes
This spicy masala chips recipe is made from simple spices and is ready in less than no time. Addictively good, these masala fries are so easy to make at home. Packed with flavour and spice, spicy chips are the perfect comfort food.
Masala Chips

Welcome to the world of tantalizing flavors and crispy delights with my recipe for Masala Chips! Originating from the vibrant streets of India, this dish infuses the humble potato chip with a burst of aromatic spices, creating a snack that’s as addictive as it is delicious.

Despite its exotic name, Masala Chips are surprisingly easy to make, making them perfect for both beginner cooks and seasoned chefs alike.

These chips boast a rich history, originating from the Indian subcontinent where spices are celebrated as the heart and soul of cooking.

The blend of spices used in Masala Chips, including garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and tandoori masala, adds layers of complexity to the familiar crunch of potato chips.

Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or simply craving a flavorful snack, Masala Chips are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spice blends and adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.


Chips: Where would we be without these thick slices of potato? These are the canvas on which we will paint our flavours. The choice of potatoes is crucial here.

Corn Flour: Here’s the secret to our crispy chips. Corn flour, when fried, creates a wonderful, light, and crispy texture. The contrast between the crunch of the exterior and the soft, fluffy potato inside is something to relish.

Gram Flour: This flour adds a hint of nuttiness and gives our chips a beautiful golden colour when fried. It’s a popular ingredient in Indian cooking and pairs wonderfully with the spices we are using.

Salt: Often underappreciated, salt is like the invisible thread that ties all our flavours together. It elevates the taste of every other ingredient, making sure the spices really shine. In the realm of alternatives, you can try sea salt or even pink Himalayan salt for a touch of gourmet.

Garlic Powder: Ah, the aromatic, earthy flavour of garlic! This ingredient deepens the flavour profile of our chips, adding an extra dimension that keeps your taste buds guessing. If garlic powder is unavailable, you could finely grate some fresh garlic into your batter.

Chilli Powder and Crushed Chillies: These two are our spice warriors, bringing the heat to our chips. They give a delightful kick that contrasts beautifully with the mellow potato. For those of you who like it less spicy, you can reduce the amount used or even opt for a milder chilli powder.

Black Pepper: Not to be overshadowed by the chillies, black pepper brings a warm, spicy flavour to the table. It adds a nice bite and complements the heat from the chillies perfectly. White pepper can be a suitable substitute if you’d like a slightly different flavour.

Tandoori Masala: This spice mix is the heart of our Masala Chips. It brings that authentic Indian flavour, imparting a warm, smoky note. Finding tandoori masala should be quite easy in Indian grocery stores or online, but if you’re in a bind, a combination of garam masala and paprika can come to the rescue.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying the chips to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve Masala Chips hot and crispy alongside tangy green chutney for a burst of freshness.
  • Pair with a cool yogurt dip to balance out the spice and create a refreshing contrast.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves or chopped green onions for a pop of color and added flavor.
  • Enjoy Masala Chips as a standalone snack or serve as a flavorful side dish to your favorite Indian-inspired meal.
  • For a festive touch, serve Masala Chips in decorative cones or bowls at your next party or gathering.

Expert Tip: For extra crispy chips, ensure the oil is hot before adding the chips to the pan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How spicy are Masala Chips?

Masala Chips can be adjusted to suit your spice preference. Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of chili powder and crushed chilies according to your taste.

Can I use store-bought potato chips for this recipe?

While homemade potato chips are preferred for their freshness and crispiness, you can certainly use store-bought chips as a shortcut. Simply skip the battering step and proceed with seasoning the chips with the masala mixture.

Can I make Masala Chips ahead of time?

While Masala Chips are best enjoyed fresh and crispy, you can prepare the batter and masala mixture ahead of time and fry the chips just before serving for optimal crunchiness.

Are Masala Chips gluten-free?

Yes, Masala Chips can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free corn flour and ensuring all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.

Can I bake Masala Chips instead of frying them?

While frying yields the crispiest results, you can certainly bake Masala Chips in the oven at a high temperature until golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.

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Masala Chips

Masala Chips

by Nabeela Kauser
This spicy masala chips recipe is made from simple spices and is ready in less than no time. Addictively good, these masala fries are so easy to make at home.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetiser, Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 289 kcal


  • 400 g Chips
  • 50 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tsp Tandoori Masala


  • In a large bowl whisk until all the ingredients are well combined
  • Peel the potatoes into thick slices before adding into the batter and evenly coating each chip
  • Heat up a large pot of oil until hot then add in the chips – if the batter gets too runny add in more gram flour
  • Allow the chips to cook for 2 minutes undisturbed then gently break the chips apart before cooking for a further 5 minutes
  • Serve alongside green chutney and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1196mgPotassium: 493mgFibre: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 153IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cooking, Food, Kids Snacks, Potato, Ramadan, Recipe, Snack
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