Co-founder Aashi’s recipe: Masala Fried Potatoes


Check out this recipe from our co-founder Aashi as part of our Asian-inspired Thanksgiving theme this week! Easy to prepare, this masala fried potatoes recipe would make a delicious addition to any table. Aashi’s passion for cooking shines through — she’s both a skilled businesswoman and a great home cook!

Read on for her recipe on how to make mouthwatering masala fried potatoes.


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Masala fried potatoes


2 large russet potatoes, peeled and julienned into french fry strips approximately a 1/4-inch wide, or cubed
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and julienned into thin strips
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 to 1/2 tsp Indian red chili powder or cayenne (depending on desired spice preference)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet on high heat
  2. Add mustard seeds to oil and wait until the seeds start to split
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add cumin seeds, ginger and turmeric, stirring for 20-30 seconds or until fragrant
  4. Add potato and sauté until potatoes are half-cooked, about 10-15 minutes
  5. Salt to taste (potatoes typically require generous salting)
  6. Add chili powder, ground cumin and ground coriander and stir
  7. Let the potatoes cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until fully cooked. Stir only occasionally, allowing the potatoes to crisp on the the pan. Serve and enjoy!

Thank you, Aashi, for sharing this unique take on a popular Thanksgiving dish! For more innovative meals like this one, visit one of our local hosts around the world that you can book through Traveling Spoon

Co-founder Aashi’s recipe: Masala Fried Potatoes