How to make Masala Chips / Fries Kenyan style – Jikoni Magic

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Kenyan Masala Chips / fries are cooked in a spicy sauce and finished off with fresh lemon juice for that tangy flavor. It is one of those dishes that are so uniquely Kenyan and is a childhood favorite of many people who grew up in Kenya.

List of Ingredients:

1 medium sized onions – finely chopped
Bunch of Dhania (coriander) leaves
1 table spoon curry powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger root, 2 green chillies crushed to a paste
2 beef cubes (bouillons)
3 tomatoes finely chopped
6 large potatoes – cut into thin fries
Enough oil for deep frying
1 teaspoon garam masala (Optional)
Fresh Juice of 1/4 lemon

0:40 This segment shows you how to make the sauce for the masala fries

2:30 Step by step instruction on how I make my fries to come out super crispy

4:04 How the fries are converted to masala fries.

4:49 Adding tangy flavor for freshly squeezed lemon juice

24 thoughts on “How to make Masala Chips / Fries Kenyan style – Jikoni Magic

  1. I love the fact that your super clear with the instructions, simple recipes👌 and all the food looks yummy. thanks.

  2. Habari jioni. I cooked the masala chips this evening in London and I am lost for words. The Masala chips was easy to cook and the taste was absolutely stunning. I ate the Masala chips with tandoori chicken and Kachumbari. My friend tried some of my chips and they were jealous. I’m definitely going to cook the Masala chips agains because I know all the women will come to me. Astante sana.

    1. Hahaaa! I fell on the floor laughing! All I can say is women beware here!! lol. But seriously, you made me drool, your food combination was wow!! Just thinking about it made me drool, well done! 👏👏👏

    1. Yes, there’s a lot of Indian influence especially along the Coastal area. But in the other parts of Kenya it’s minimal to non existent, the foods there are very different.

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