Dec 20, 2014

417: Potato Masala/ Poori Bhaji


 Poori Potato Bhaji is a classic south Indian Breakfast combo. This masala is nothing but mashed potato with Indian tadka. This potato masala is one of the easiest masalas that can be made.


Big Potatoes             -         3 nos.
Turmeric Powder                ¼ Tsp.
Green Chilies                       3 no.
Grated Ginger                     1 Tbsp.
Ground Chutney dal             1 Tbsp. (Pottukadalai)
Water                                  1½  Cups
Salt                                     To Taste
For Seasoning
Oil                                       1 Tsp.
Mustard seeds                  ½ Tsp
Cumin seed                         1/2 Tsp
Fennel seeds                      ½ Tsp.
Curry leaves                        few
Asafetida                             a pinch

For Garnishing
 Chopped Coriander leaves         1 Tbsp.
  • Boil the potatoes in a cooker. Once cooked remove from heat  and  peel off the skin. Mash it using potato masher or spatula.
  • Chop the chilies, curry leaves finely.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add all above seasonings and allow to splutter.
  • Add the chopped chilies, curry leaves, grated ginger. Sauté well.
  • Add the mashed potato and turmeric powder and sauté for a minute.
  • Now add the water, chutney dhal powder and salt. Mix well till it blends with the masala.
  • Let it boil for 7 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and transfer to serving bowl.
  • Serve hot with Poori.

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