Friday, April 10, 2009

Puri masala

I guess potato is an universal favourite liked by almost everybody and I am no exception to it.My mother has been making this aloo masala side dish for puri, since our childhood. We just used to relish it every time she prepared it. Only this recipe came to my mind when I saw EC's event.

So, here is the recipe for the super easy and tasty puri masala.

Ingredients that serves 4 adults

Potato: 500 gm(boiled, peeled and cut into medium sized cubes.) Onion: 250 gms(chopped) Water: 1 cup or as required Turmeric: a pinch Besan: 1 1/2 tbsp Salt to taste Garam masala powder: Less than 1/4th tsp Coriander leaves for garnishing For seasoning
Mustard: Less than 1/2 tsp Channa dal: 1 tbsp Refined Oil: 3 tbsp Green chily: 2 long pieces

1. In a pan/kadai, add oil. Once it is hot, add mustard. When the mustard splutters, add channa dal and gree chily and stir. 2. Once the channa dal turn slightly brown, add the chopped onion and saute. 3. Keep in medium flame. Allow the onion to cook well in the oil. Stir occasionally.(around 5 minutes) 4. Add water until the onion is immersed and stir well.Let the onion get cooked well.(around 10 minutes.) 5. Add the boiled potatoes and stir well. 6. In a separate bowl, mix besan with water until lumps are removed. 7. Add this to potato onion mixture in the kadai and stir well. 8. Let it be in the stove for around 5 to minutes or until the raw smell of besan goes off. 9. Add garam masala powder and mix well. 10. Garnish with coriander leaves.

This masala can be eaten with puri. This is my entry to EC's WYF: Side dish event.


  1. Its a favourite in our house too..thanks for the entry

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