Double fried spicy chips

There is something special about double fried chips. I just love the crunchiness and texture. Spiced up, they taste even better and here is my recipe for a delicious dish.


  • 400 grams potatoes, cut into chunky chips.
  • Handful of cashew nuts
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Rapeseed oil for deep frying


  1. Fill a large deep saucepan or kadai 2/4 full of oil and heat on low-medium.
  2. Add the chips in batches and fry until cooked for about 6 minutes per batch.
  3. Place each batch on a piece of kitchen towel to drain off any excess oil.
  4. Once cool, re-heat the oil and fry the chips again in batches for another 4-5 minutes per batch, until they are golden and crispy. Dry on a kitchen towel again.
  5. In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil on medium heat.
  6. Add the cumin seeds and when they sizzle, add the cashew nuts.
  7. Let them fry for around 3 minutes and then add the sesame seeds.
  8. Now add all the spices and seasonings except the sea salt. Mix well for a few seconds and then add the chips.
  9. Stir regularly for around 3 minutes until everything is mixed well.
  10. Take off heat, sprinkle the sea salt evenly and enjoy hot.


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Nice idea adding cashews, it’s my 2 basic state pub dishes – nuts and chips!

    Posted 7.5.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Thanks lovely 🙂 xx

      Posted 7.6.16 Reply
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