Desi Poutine

Poutine is quite popular in Canada and America. This recipe is with a twist and has the Indian touch. Instead of brown gravy we use the gravy of Paneer Butter Masala and replace the cheese with grated paneer, and it is 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. Grated Paneer – 1/4 cup or required
  12. Cream – 1 tbsp
  13. Butter – 1/2 tbsp
  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 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai. Add onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Saute until onions are translucent
  2. Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are soft. Turn off the flame and let it cool. Grind it to make a fine paste and keep it aside
  3. Heat butter in a pan or a kadai. Add the paste and water. Mix and cover, cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame
  4. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi. Mix and cover, cook for 5 mins
  5. Add cream and cook for a min. Your gravy is ready, turn off the flame. Keep aside
  6. Meanwhile heat oil in a deep pan or a kadai. Deep fry the french fries as per the instructions on the pack. Keep aside
  7. Take a serving plate. Place the french fries, pour the butter masala gravy and top it with some grated paneer. Serve immediately and enjoy!!!


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