Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Poori Masala | Potato Masala for Poori | Poori Kizhangu Masala


Potato masala prepared with potato and onion  is the perfect accompaniment for Poori and hence it got the name “Poori Masala”. It is also called as Poori Kizhangu  or Poori Kizhangu Masala. We can relish the taste of Poori  to the core,  only when it is combined with this dish. The other side dishes will come only next to this. Whenever  I make Poori,  I  prepare this side dish. Sometimes I even drop the idea of making Poori, if  the ingredients for preparing Poori Masala are not on hand.

Ingredients:
  • Potato – 2 Nos. (Medium)
  • Big onion (chopped)  - 2 Nos.
  • Green chillies (slitted into 4 ) – 5 to 6 Nos.
  • Ginger (finely chopped) – 1” piece
  • Tomato – 1 No.(small) or Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Bengal gram flour (Besan flour) – 2 tsp

For seasoning:
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Jeera  - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

Method:
  1. Boil the potatoes until soft, remove the skin and mash it coarsely. Keep it aside.
  2. In a kadai, pour oil, season with ingredients given for seasoning.
  3. Then add ginger, green chillies, sauté for a minute.
  4. Add onion and sauté till it becomes transparent. Next add tomato , mashed potato and turmeric powder and mix everything.
  5. Add ½ cup of water and required salt , mix everything. Cook  for  5 minutes.
  6. Mix Bengal gram flour in ½  cup of water without lumps  and pour this over the potato mixture. Mix everything well and wait till the gram flour gets cooked and the gravy reaches the masala consistency.



Your Poori Masala is ready to be served with hot, fluffy Pooris! This can be relished especially during rainy days.
Note:
  • I have added tomato in this recipe. If you like to add lemon juice instead of tomato, add at the end of the recipe.
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