How to make Homemade French Fries -

Who doesn’t like French fries? Make them at home and enjoy them without any guilt for they are air-fried and deep-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Homemade French Fries Recipe

  • Potatoes peeled and cut into fingers 4 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato sauce

  • Fresh tomato puree 3 cups

  • Honey ¼ cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) ½ teaspoon

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Boil sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Add potato fingers and salt and cook till the potato fingers are almost done. Strain.

Step 2

Freeze the boiled potato fingers for 20-25 minutes. Transfer into a zip-lock bag and freeze again for 2-3 hours.

Step 3

To prepare tomato sauce, heat tomato puree in another deep non-stick pan. Add honey, chilli powder, dried ginger powder and black salt, mix and cook on low heat till the mixture reduces and thickens.

Step 4

Preheat air fryer to 180º C.

Step 5

Add olive oil to frozen potato fingers and toss well. Transfer into the air fryer basket.

Step 6

Put the basket into the preheated air fryer and air cook for 12-15 minutes.

Step 7

Add salt to the sauce and mix. Add vinegar, mix and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 8

Transfer the French fries onto the worktop, sprinkle salt over them and mix well. Transfer into a paper bag.

Step 9

Serve hot with tomato sauce.

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