Vegan Chilli Garlic Potatoes - Cook Republic


  • Author: Sneh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Snack, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
  • Diet: Vegan


A highly addictive snack dish inspired by Indo-Chinese flavours and the humble potato fries! This healthier version involves air-frying or roasting the potato fries and then stir-frying them with spices. Yummy!


For the potatoes

  • 4 large potatoes (700-800g)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper


For the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (78 large cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 small brown onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha or Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour mixed in ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup finely chopped spring onion (green only)
  • White and black sesame seeds


  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into ½ inch thick batons. Place them in a large bowl along with the oil. Mix well. Add the cornflour, salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat thoroughly.
  2. To Cook The Potatoes – In an Airfryer, cook them at 200C for 18 minutes OR In a pre-heated oven, cook them at 200C for approximately 28-30 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. In a medium wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on high. Add garlic, ginger, chilli flakes and onion. Stir-fry while tossing rapidly for a minute until the onion starts turning translucent. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for another minute. Add potatoes and mix well. Cook for a few seconds.
  4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, Sriracha and tomato ketchup. Mix well until potatoes are coated. Reduce heat to low and add the cornflour mix. Mix well and cook for a minute until heated through.
  5. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with spring onion and sesame seeds. Serve hot.


This recipe has a lovely bite to it. If you prefer it to be less spicy, skip the red chilli flakes.


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