Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Potato Masala | Poori Kizhangu | Accompaniment

Potato Masala/Poori kizhangu, a delicious accompaniment made from potato and it serves as best accompaniment for the poori. It's one of the easiest side dish to prepare for your pooris and also can be prepared in mins if you have cooked potatoes in hand.
There are quite few variation in making this masala. I have seen people adding carrot and chana dal into this masala, normally we don't add in our home, so i haven't added those in this recipe, but if you like it, you can add those. Like wise, some doesn't like to add gram flour slurry in the potato masala, but personally i like them very much, it gives enough thickness to the masala. If you don't like adding gram flour, then mash half of the potatoes and add in to masala, that way you get that nice thick potato masala.

Potato Masala | Poori Kizhangu

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Potato -3
Onion -1
Tomato - 1/2
Green chili - 2 to 3
Garlic - 2 pods
Turmeric powder - pinch
Salt - to taste
Water -1/2 cup
Gram flour - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
To Temper
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard  & Urad dal - 1/4 tsp 
Curry leaves - few

Cook the potatoes in pressure cooker for 3 whistle. Cut the onion into thin slices, tomato into small pieces, slit the green chili & crushed the garlic and keep everything ready.Heat the oil in the pan, tempering the ingredients listed under "To Temper"and then add onion, green chili,garlic one by one and saute it well.Once the onions becomes translucent, add the tomatoes and turmeric powder, mix it well.Then add about 1/2 cup of water  and bring to boil. Let it simmer until the onions are soft.
In the mean time, peel the potatoes and  roughly chop them  into small pieces.Once the onions are soft, add the potatoes into it along with salt. Mix it well and then mix the gram flour with 2 tbsp of water and add into potato mixture. Let it boil for 5 mins in low flame.Finally add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.Tasty potato masala is ready. Serve it with Atta poori/Maida Poori.
  • In most of potato masala recipes don't have tomato, but my mom always add tomato in this, we liked the taste, so i always prepare this way. If you don't like, skip it.
  • You can replace green chili with chili powder too.
  • Don't add more gram flour than mentioned, it won't taste good. 
  • You can use this masala for masala dosa too.

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