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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Poori Masala Recipe-Potato Masala for Poori

Poori and potato masala (potato masala curry) go hand in hand. In most of the restaurants, puri is usually served with poori masala. It is a fantastic combination for poori. This potato/aloo bhaji goes well with chapati also.Today we will learn how to make poori masala following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. I am also sharing with you tips and tricks to make a good potato masala. 

Poori Masala

Poori Masala-How to make Poori masala

Poori Masala

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Potatoes - 5 medium size (as seen in the pic above)
   Onion - 3/4 cup thinly sliced
   Tomato - 1
   Green chilli -3 slit
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 4 tsp
   Mustard - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
   Channa dal /kadalai paruppu/bengal gram - 1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves - few

   For garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Wash and pressure cook potatoes for 3 whistles or until soft. After it cools, peel the skin and mash it up well.(but not to a paste) Keep it aside.

Thinly slice onions, chop tomatoes and keep it ready.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add channa dal and urad dal. When dal turns golden brown, add onion, green chillies and curry leaves.

steps to make potato masala

When onion turns pink, add finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and saute till tomato gets cooked well.(you can add a little salt while sauteing the onions)

aloo masala recipe

Once the tomatoes are cooked, add 1 3/4 - 2 cups of water and salt needed.You can check for salt now by tasting the water. It should be slightly salty. Once we add potatoes, it will be perfect. Let the water boil. Then only you should add the mashed potatoes. If you add potatoes before adding water, the whole thing will become a mass when it cools. So the trick is to add water first and then add mashed potatoes to the boiling water.

How to prepare Poori masala

After adding the potatoes, keep it in medium flame and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Switch off the stove and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve with hot pooris. It will take your taste buds on a trip to heaven!!

How to make Poori masala

This aloo/potato masala can also be had as a side dish for chapati, stuffing for bread toast or sandwich.

You have the poori masala recipe, here is the poori recipe

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  1. Looks so tempting and mouthwatering....

  2. Great, padhu. I tried your potato side dish for poori and it turned out perfect. Earlier I used to add aloo and then water so, the subji turned messy and thick. My husband always complained about this. First time it turned out well after your post.thank you. Your posts are very useful for me and I have learnt the nuances.

  3. Great padhu. Thanks a lot.i have tried earlier this side dish but it turned out messy and thick. After reading your post understood that water has to be added first and then aloo. Your regular posts are useful for me and I have learnt the nuances, which makes a great difference.

  4. Super Padhu!! I thought to ask you yesterday while you posted Poori. thanks

  5. I tried it.it was jst supr padhu.thank u..

  6. I am a student in the US and this was the first time I tried out this dish. It turned out to be awesome !! Thanks a lot :)

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  8. I tried this.. It turned out so good .. Thanks a lot :-)

  9. I prepared it...turned out good.... Thank u padhu...

  10. I made this. It's so tasty. Thanks prabhu

  11. I made this dish sticking strictly to your recipe and it turned out yummy! Thanks for posting this recipe!!!

  12. I made it today.. my husband liked it so much..thank u

  13. I made this dish today. It tasted just like my moms cooking. Thank you so much :)

  14. I made this today. Almost everything I cook I do it ur way. My MIL passed away 2 years back and I am a complete novice at cooking so ur recipes are a hit at my home with my Hubby and 2 three year old kids thank you Padhu

  15. I'm going to tell my mom to do this dish

  16. Just prepared and it came out very well. I really appreciate your hard work in helping us to prepare delicious food at home. Thank you for that.

  17. I tried your recipe and it came out very well..

  18. It was really very simple but awesome. am newly married am learning cooking mostly with d help of ur website and my husband appreciated me for this recipe.. I was really happppppy. Thanks a lot padhu mam :)

  19. Came out too good and thank u so much paddu

  20. This recipe is too good...Loved it....

  21. Superb ..i tried this receipe...


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