Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala

// Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala: A quick and easy recipe that transforms leftover french fries into a flavorful and satisfying Indian dish.



This easy-to-make Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala recipe transforms your leftover fries into a beautiful, delicious, and flavorful side dish that pairs well with any flatbread of your choice.

Have you ever been puzzled about what to do with the leftover fries from last night? Worry not, for we have an ideal solution – Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala.

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a bowl of leftover french fries aloo masala on a cutting board with onions and other condiments in a bowl next to it

Made using simple ingredients and basic spices from the masala dabba (spice box), this indulging Aloo Masala gets done in just 5 minutes. 

On this page, you will get a step-by-step picture and video recipe to make Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala that comes out delicious each time.

About Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala

This Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala recipe is inspired by my Mom’s dry aloo masala recipe, where she used to simply add boiled, peeled, and diced potatoes with a fragrant masala. To me, this aloo masala and some piping hot paratha are the ultimate comfort food. 

It is a perfect recipe for those busy days when you are craving something spicy and delicious but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

This vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, & egg-free aloo masala, makes a wonderful lunch or dinner recipe. For a complete and comforting meal, simply serve it with roti, paratha, dal and raita

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Leftover Fries Reinvented

The one thing I love about this type of aloo masala is that it requires no fancy ingredients. Also, there are no onions or garlic added to this, and yet it comes out so delicious.

I was a fussy eater, but I loved potatoes in any form. So my mom always kept some boiled potatoes handy, and every time she didn’t have much time to cook, she prepared this 5-minute aloo masala for me. And that’s how she converted a fussy kid into a happy one.

Now, whenever I don’t have any veggies, or I don’t have time to spend in the kitchen, I make this quick aloo masala.

Many times, when we have a fast food day at home, I often end up with some leftover fries. So instead of reheating them, I transform them into an easy and delicious side dish.

Do you also find yourself with a pile of leftover French fries and wonder how to give them a new lease of life? Then this mouthwatering Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala recipe is just for you.

With the help of a handful of spices, you can give your fries a makeover.

If you love Indian food or spicy food, then you are definitely going to love it. 

This Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala

  • gives new life to leftover fries

  • is quick & easy

  • gets done in 5 minutes

  • is quite versatile

  • is a perfect lunch box recipe

  • can be served with any flatbread

  • has a tantalizing taste

  • makes a delicious and satisfying meal

  • is vegan & vegetarian recipe

  • can also be made gluten-free

a bowl of leftover french fries aloo masala on a cutting board with a food plate and a plant in the background

Ingredients

  • Leftover French Fries: As the name suggests, it is the base of this aloo masala fry recipe. I have used 1 1/4 cups of fries. You can use them as they are, like I did, or simply chop them into small pieces.

  • Cooking Oil: You will need some cooking oil for sautéing the spices and potatoes. I have used olive oil here; you can use any oil of your choice.

  • Spices: I have used asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, crushed coriander seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, and amchur powder.

  • Green Chilies: I have also added a bit of freshly chopped green chilies for heat. If you don’t like green chilies, then you can surely omit them.

  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves: I have also added some freshly chopped cilantro leaves for freshness and contrast.

Variations

Aloo Matar Masala

If you enjoy aloo matar, add a handful of boiled green peas along with the spices.

Gluten-Free Version

To ensure it’s gluten-free, avoid using asafoetida. Choose a gluten-free alternative if needed.

Protein-Rich Aloo Masala:

Enhance the protein content by incorporating boiled chickpeas or paneer cubes.

Aloo Pyaaz Masala: 

For an aloo pyaaz masala, sauté sliced onions in oil before adding the spices, following the same recipe.

Aloo Masala Chaat:

Transform this aloo masala into a chaat by spreading hot aloo masala on a serving plate. Top it with chilled yogurt, tamarind chutney, green coriander chutney, chopped onions, boiled corn, boiled chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, and sev. Sprinkle it with chaat masala powder and red chili powder for a delicious aloo masala chaat.

Storage Suggestions

Since this easy recipe is made using leftovers, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll have any remaining. In case there are leftovers, store this Aloo Masala in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

When you want to eat, simply reheat it on the stove or in the microwave.

Serving Suggestions

This is a dry sabji which pairs well with any flatbread. Serve it with toor dal, avocado roti, rice, and mango raita for a satisfying meal.

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Tips & Tricks to Make the Best Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala

  1. Spices: This vegetarian recipe results in a spicy stir-fry, so feel free to adjust the amount of spices according to your liking.

  2. Green Chili: You can skip adding green chilies if you don’t like much heat. You can also use mild green chilies for color.

  3. Ghee: I have cooked this aloo masala in oil, but if you prefer a richer taste, you can also cook it in ghee.

  4. Green Peas Aloo Masala: Enhance the dish by adding boiled green peas or boiled corn kernels to this aloo masala recipe.

FAQ

Can I use frozen fries for this Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala recipe?

Yes, you can certainly use leftover fries for making this aloo masala. Simply thaw them and sauté in a pan for 2-3 minutes before preparing this aloo masala recipe.

Can I make this Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala recipe ahead of time?

Yes, making this Aloo Masala in advance is possible. Simply make it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For a refreshing meal, reheat it before serving.

Can I add other vegetables to this Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala recipe?

Yes, you can use any boiled vegetables of your choice.


Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala

  1. Heat a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Add a pinch of asafoetida, cumin seeds, and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
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  3. Add the chopped green chilies and sauté for a few seconds. Then, reduce the heat to low and add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, and crushed coriander seeds.
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  5. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds. After that, add the leftover fries and toss well to combine. Then, add salt to taste, amchur powder, and mix everything together. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. Enjoy your Aloo Masala with roti/paratha and dal for a comforting meal.
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Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala: A quick and easy recipe that transforms leftover french fries into a flavorful and satisfying Indian dish.
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(Rating: 5 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Sides Indian 2
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
304 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala
  • 1 1/4 cups leftover French fries (chopped into small pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 green chilies, chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchur (dried mango) powder
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (for garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Leftover French Fries Aloo Masala
  1. Heat a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Add a pinch of asafoetida, cumin seeds, and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
  2. Add the chopped green chilies and sauté for a few seconds. Then, reduce the heat to low and add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, and crushed coriander seeds.
  3. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds. After that, add the leftover fries and toss well to combine. Then, add salt to taste, amchur powder, and mix everything together. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. Enjoy your Aloo Masala with roti/paratha and dal for a comforting meal.

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NOTES:

  1. This vegetarian recipe results in a spicy stir-fry, so feel free to adjust the amount of spices according to your liking.
  2. You can skip adding green chilies if you don't like much heat. You can also use mild green chilies for color.


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