Masala French Fries

READY IN: 50mins


  • 2
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1
    teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste for step 4
  • 12
    teaspoon dry mint powder (sukha podina)
  • 14
    teaspoon black pepper (kali mirch)
  • 14
    teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 18
    teaspoon citric acid (tatri)
  • oil, to fry


  • Wash potatoes, peel, and cut into French fries (we use our Mandolin slicer with the French fry blade).
  • Toss potato fries with salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the salt water resulting from step 2 and lightly pat the fries dry.
  • In small bowl mix cornstarch, salt, mint powder, citric acid, red and black peppers together.
  • Sprinkle the spice mix over potatoes and mix well so all the fries are covered with spices.
  • Heat 1 ½ - inch oil in frying pan on medium high heat.
  • Test readiness of heated oil by placing a potato strip in frying pan. The frying pan is ready when the potato strip sizzles.
  • Fry the fries ‘til they become golden in color all around. Turn the fries a few times while frying.
  • With slotted utensil, transfer fries from oil and drain on paper towel.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!