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Potato Masala (poori masala)

>> Thursday, July 29, 2010



Simple & spicy curry made with smashed potatoes often served with dosa, chapathi or poori.  Any leftovers can be used as a stuffing inside the samosa or as the breakfast sandwiches.  Potato masala occupies the most prominent role in the south indian breakfast menus at home, hotel & in celebrations.  Its been little long time wish for my DH to serve him complete breakfast like dosa, potato masala, chutneys, sambar & vada for any weekends.  Hope I bring his dreams true shortly :)  

Ingredients :

  1. Potato - 2 large sized
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Channa dal - 1 tsp
  4. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp
  6. Green chillies - 3 to 4 nos
  7. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  8. Onion - 2 nos
  9. Tomato - 1/2 
  10. Green peas (or) carrot - little less than 1/4 cup (optional)
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  12. Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  13. Cashewnuts (roasted) - 1 tbsp
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Corriander leaves for garnishing

Direction to cook :

1.   Boil, peel & smash the potatoes.  Add salt & chilly powder (optional) and keep aside.

2.   Heat oil in the pan, add channa dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, chopped ginger & onions.  Saute till tender.

3.   Add green peas (or) carrot & turmeric powder.  Cook till done.  

4.   Add tomato & smashed potatoes.  Adjust the salt.  Cook for 5 mins on low-medium flame.

5.   Garnish with corriander leaves & roasted cashewnuts.


Serve warm.

7 comments:

Suja Sugathan July 29, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

Love potato masala..especially with puris..looks delicious.

Aruna Manikandan July 29, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

looks very tempting dear :-)

Satya July 29, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

looks soooo delicious ...its my all time favorite

Priya July 29, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

Yummy potato masala, makes me hungry..

Suman Singh July 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

WOW..what a great recipe of this potoato mixture..very simple yet the delicious one..thanks for sharing!

Chitra July 30, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

I add lime juice instead of tomato..will try ur method next time..Looks mouthwatering :)

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