Thursday, January 28, 2010

Poori kilangu/ Potato Masala

You will need:

  • 3 big potatoes
  • 1 big onion
  • 5 garlic pods (chopped finely)
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 5 to 8 green chillies( according to ur spice level)
  • 4 bacon strips( cut into small pieces).. optional
  • salt per taste

For seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • few curry leaves
  • few coriander leaves( finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp oil/ ghee

Step 1:

Chop onions, garlic, ginger, green chilli  and keep it aside.
Cut the bacons and keep it aside

Step 2:

Chop potatoes and boil it in the water till it become soft. Or pressure cook the potato untill it becomes soft. 

Step 3:

 Heat 1 tbsp oil a pan and crisp the bacon pieces. this will take 2 to 5 mins. Once the bacon is crisped, take it out and keep it aside.

Step 4:

In the same oil add another 2 tbsp oil also and allow it to heat. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Now add chopped onions along with ginger, garlic and green chilli and saute it till the onions get translucent.

Step 5:

Now add the turmeric powder and saute it for a min. Add the salt

Step 6:

In the mean time strain the cooked potatoes. Now add the onion mixture and bacon crisp to the cooked potatoes and mash it. Check for salt. Enjoy with poori, roti.


You can use this masala to make masala dosa too.. yummy yummy

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