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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Poori Masala Recipe | Potato Masala | Aloo Masala | Sidedish for Poori

Potato (Aloo) masala goes very well with Poori. And the same masala can be used as a stuffing for Masala Dosa. My mom and mom-in-law are huge fans of the poori masala I make. I learned this recipe from my cook who was with us in Chennai.
Potato - 2 
Big Onion - 1
Tomato - 1 (Small size)  
Green Chilli - 2
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece (cut into tiny pieces)
Coriander leaves - few(for garnishing)
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch 
Salt - as required
For the tempering:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
1. Chop the onion, tomato, green chilli and ginger into small pieces. Pressure cook the potato for 3 whistles. Peel the skin and mash it well. In a pan add a tablespoon of oil, splutter the mustard seeds, add the urad dhal, curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Now add the onion, a little salt and saute till the onion turns light brown.
2. Add the tomato and saute till it is cooked. Then add the green chilli, ginger, turmeric powder and saute well. Also, add a pinch of Asafoetida at this stage.
3. Once everything is cooked, add the mashed potato and half cup water. Bring it to a semi gravy consistency and sprinkle coriander leaves. Switch off the flame.
Serve it with poori or use it as a stuffing for masala dosa. The same masala without tomato can be used as a stuffing for samosas.

Points to remember:
  • Ginger gives a nice flavour to the masala and also helps with digestion. so don't skip it.
  • Tomatoes can be skipped if you don't prefer it. Cooked peas can also be added.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Heyya Divya ! I've been cooking for say for two years now ! Well you know I only do the easy to do stuff... Ma wife and kid have grown tired and of ma routines and I'm forced into newer varieties... Thanks god I've got your site... !


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