poori masala recipe, potato masala recipe for pooris

poori masala recipe

poori masala recipe with step by step pics – hotel style potato masala for pooris.

sharing one more potato side dish that goes very well with pooris. you can also serve this south indian potato masala with dosa or neer dosa or even chapati.

the dish is one of those potato gravy dishes that i make on sundays. not that i make poori everytime. i also make chapatis or dosa to go along with this dish.

poori masala makes for a good breakfast or lunch or brunch. when i took the pics, i had also made aamras to go along with the pooris. the combo of aamras and any potato sabji with pooris is too good.

you can serve potato masala with pooris or chapati or with a side of chopped onions or coconut chutney.

poori masala recipe card below:


step by step poori masala recipe:

1. boil or steam 2 large potatoes in a pressure cooker or steamer. if pressure cooking, then pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles.



potatoes for poori masala recipe


2. when the potatoes are still warm, peel and crumble them. you can also chop them and keep aside. you should be able to get 2 cups tightly packed crumbled potatoes.



aloo for poori masala recipe


3. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai/wok. lower the flame and add 1 tsp mustard seeds. crackle them.



mustard for poori masala recipe


4. then add 2 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp urad dal (optional).



chana dal for poori masala recipe


5. stir and saute till the dals become golden.



making poori masala recipe


6. add 2 tsp finely chopped ginger, 2 to 3 tsp chopped green chilies and 10 to 12 curry leaves. you can reduce the amount of green chilies if you want. the chilies i used were very mild, so i add 2 of them.



ginger for poori masala recipe


7. then add 8 to 10 cashews, which have been chopped.



kaju for poori masala recipe


8. stir and then add 1 cup tightly packed thinly sliced onions (1 large onion, sliced).



onions for poori masala recipe


9. add a pinch of asafoetida and ⅓ to ½ tsp turmeric powder.



turmeric for poori masala recipe


10. stir very well and saute the onions till they turn translucent.



onions for poori masala recipe


11. now add 2 tsp besan or gram flour.



besan for poori masala recipe


12. mix the besan very well with the rest of the ingredients.



making potato masala recipe


13. add ¼ cup chopped tomatoes (about 1 small to medium tomato, chopped). adding tomato is optional and you can skip it. stir and saute the tomatoes for 2 minutes.



tomatoes for potato masala recipe


14. then add 1.25 to 1.5 cups water.



water for potato masala recipe


15. stir very well.



making potato masala recipe


16. bring this mixture to a simmer. about 4 to 5 minutes on a low to medium flame.



making potato masala recipe


17. now add the crumbled or chopped potatoes and stir very well.



aloo for potato masala recipe


18. cover and simmer the potato masala for 4 to 5 minutes on a low to medium flame. the potato masala should thicken and have a right consistency which is not too thick nor thin.


making potato masala recipe

19. season with salt as per taste. mix the salt with the rest of the potato masala. you can also add a bit of sugar if you want.


salt for potato masala recipe

20. lastly add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. stir very well and switch off the flame.



making potato masala recipe


21. serve south indian potato masala with pooris or chapatis or dosa.



potato masala hotel style


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