February 28, 2010

Potato Masala | Sidedish for Poori, Idly Dosa

Back at home we will reserve poori for Saturday. ofcourse the oil makes you little sluggish. We prefer that on the weekend after long hours at work on weekdays. Normally in restaurants we get the yellow-ish side dish for poori. But my mom used to prepare this dish and I preferred this one.

This side dish is suitable for Idly, Dosa, Chapati too.But it is at its best with poori. Try out and Enjoy


Potato - 4 no
Onion - 2 no
Tomato - 2 no
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves
Salt - for taste
Oil - 2 tsp


  • Scrape the potatoes and cut into halves.
  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 2 whistles in high.
  • Heat oil, add mustard, curry leaves in medium flame.
  • Cut onion lengthwise and add it the pan and saute.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, followed by tomatoes and saute until oil separates.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well and saute for few minutes in medium flame.
  • Cut 3 potatoes in small pieces. Mash the other one in water and make it a paste.
  • Add the cut and mashed to the pan and saute well.
  • Add little water and allow it to cook in medium flame.
  • Once oil separates, Garnish with chopped curry leaves and Serve Hot.

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