Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Today  I am a giving my son a treat. I am preparing "Dry garlic chips" for him . It's a kind of appreciation for coming 4th place in the cross country run in school. I know about garlic potato wedges but not this one. Thanks to Nairobi. You can find this chips in the "starters" column of every Asian restaurant in Kenya. Kenyan potatoes are very soft and gets cooked very quickly. Especially the Meru potatoes. The softness of the potatoes makes the chips more delightful.

This chips is very simple. It is just like preparing the normal french fries but later saute in some pan roasted garlic, chilly powder and salt. Every week my sons would love to go to a restaurant to just eat this fries.This time I have tried to prepare it at home. Definitely a "deep fried sin", but once in a while it is fine.

Dry garlic chips


French fries/potato chips- 3 cups

Oil- 1 tspn

Chopped garlic- 1 tbspn

Chilly powder/ paprika- 1 tspn

Salt to taste.


1. Prepare french fries/ chips.

Preparing French fries/ potato chips

2. Drain it in a paper towel.

Drain in  a paper towel

3. Heat the pan, add the oil and the chopped garlic. Wait for the garlic to turn light brown in colour.

Roasting garlic in the pan to mix with the chips

4. Put the chips in the pan and mix well with the garlic. Now add the paprika/ chilly powder and salt . Toss the pan twice to thrice to mix everything uniformly.

Bagicha Restaurant(opp. Amani plaza) in Parklands

If you are in Nairobi or you are visiting Kenya shortly try out this chips at this restaurant in Parklands(opp. Amani plaza) very close to Diamond plaza. Even though many restaurants serve this chips I like the way this restaurant prepares the chips. This restaurant serves vegetarian and  Jain food. Very good food at reasonable prices.

Absolutely a great starter as well as a quick snack but please watch on how much you eat? won't you?

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