Desi Poutine

Poutine is very famous in Canada and America. This recipe is the modified version and has the Indian touch. Instead of brown gravy I have used gravy of Paneer Butter Masala and replaced the cheese with grated paneer, and its simply delicious.

Course: Snacks or Starters

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 3-4


  1. French Fries – 2 cups (you can use the ready-made one)
  2. Onion – 1 small (cut into cubes)
  3. Tomato – 1 medium (cut into cubes)
  4. Ginger – 1/2 inch (chopped)
  5. Garlic – 1 clove (chopped)
  6. Green Chilli – 1 small (chopped)
  7. Kasuri Methi – 1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Paneer – 1/8 cup or required (grated)
  12. Cream – 1 tbsp
  13. Butter – 1/2 tbsp (unsalted or salted)
  14. Oil – 1 tbsp + for deep frying the fries
  15. Water – 1/4 cup or as required
  16. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Desi Poutine:

  1. Heat oil in a deep pan or a kadai. Deep fry the french fries as per the instructions on the pack. Keep aside
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai. Add onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Saute till onions are translucent
  3. Add tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are soft. Turn off the flame and let it cool. Grind it to make a fine paste. Keep it aside
  4. Heat butter in a pan or a kadai. Add puree and water. Mix. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame
  5. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi. Cover and cook for 5 mins
  6. Add cream (you can add more water at this step if gravy looks very thick). Cook for a minute or two uncovered. Turn off the flame. Your gravy is ready
  7. Take a serving plate. Place the french fries. Pour the butter masala gravy. Top it with some grated paneer. Serve immediately and enjoy!!!


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