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Monday, May 30, 2016

Poori Masala - Potato Masala - Potato Masala for Poori

Potato Masala is an Excellent Combination for Poori.In all the restaurants Poori's are often served with Potato Masala. Potato Masala is also a  good Accompaniment for  Chapathi, Roti & Dosa. I am a big fan of this Poori Masala. At times i get Poori from hotel for lunch. In hotels for parcel, they wrap Poori's in Banana leaf. Between 2 Poori's, they keep this Masala. It will taste divine to have Soggy Poori's with this Masala at lunch time. No we will learn to make Poori Masala with some tricks.

Potato Masala

Poori Masala

 Prep Time : 10 min. 
Cook Time : 30  minutes.
Recipe Category: sides
Serves  :   4 . 


Potato - 4 (Medium Size)
Onions - 3.(cut lengthwise).
tomato - 1 small.
Green chillies - 5 - 6.
Ginger - 1 tsp.(finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 (crushed).
Fried Gram Powder - 1 tbsp.(optional)
coriander leaves - for Garnishing.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dal -  1 tsp.
Chana dal - 1 tbsp.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.

  • Pressure cook the Potatoes for 3 whistles with needed water, till soft. Then peel the skin & mash it, & keep it aside.
  • Cut the Onions lengthwise & chop the tomatoes & ginger finely.
  • Cut the Green chillies into roundels.
  • Crush the Garlic.
  • Grind 1 tbsp of  fried gram(Putnala Pappu) into a fine powder.


  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds , when it splutters add fennel seeds,when you get Good smell of it, add chana dal,urad dal, crushed garlic,Green chillies, Ginger & curry leaves.
  • When dal's turns Golden brown colour, add onions.
  • Saute onions just it turns transparent.Not necessary to saute till it turns its colour.

  • Then add tomatoe, saute for few seconds.
  • Add 3 cups of  water, salt & turmeric.

  • When water starts boiling add mashed Potato, mix well.
  • Cook in a medium flame for 3 - 4 minutes, to get Masala consistency.

  • Add Fried Gram powder by diluting it in 2 tbsp of water for Extra taste & thickness.

  • Just mash the potaotes roughly. Mash it such that potato Pieces be bigger, here & there.
  • Adding Fennel seeds & crushed garlic gives nice flavour to masala.
  • Cut the onions lengthwise.It is just  enough to saute the onions,till it turns transparent.
  • Adding fried gram powder gives Extra taste & thickness to the gravy. This tip was given by my neighbour.
  • you can add chopped carrots while sauteing onions. 
  • you can add handful of cooked peas to the Masala, while adding potatoes.         

Poori Masala


jeenaskitchenrecipes said...

Delicious...I can finish the full bowl with dosa or Puri...

Sundari Nathan said...

All time comforting combo with poori.. Yumm!!

twiggie4u said...

Hi, what's the difference between channa dal & gram powder? In Tamil are they kadalai paruppu?