Thursday, September 12, 2013

Poori Potato Masala I

                                                 This Potato Masala for Poori is a revised version of the Potato Masala  we used to make earlier,in the traditional way,in which, tomatoes and chilly powder were not added.This is the restaurant way of making the Poori Masala.
                                       This Masala  can also be used for masala dosais.

Poori Potato Masala

Ingredients :

Medium Size Potatoes            5
Medium size Tomato             1
Onion                              2
Green chilly        2
Chilly Powder            1 tsp.
Kadalai paruppu   ( Split channa dhal )   2 tsp.
Channa Dhal Flour        1 tbsp. 
Mustard,   Split Urad dhal,   Curry leaves,  Coriander leaves.

Method :

1. Pressure cook the potatoes, peal and slice them.

2. Slice the onions lengthwise and chop the chillies and tomatoes.

3. Heat 1 tbsp. of oil, add the mustard, split urad dhal, channa dhal , the curry leaves
    and later the onions and the chillies.. Then add the tomatoes and a little salt.

4. When the tomatoes start shrinking, add the turmeric powder and the chilly powder.

5. Saute well. Mix the channa dhal and salt in 2 cups of water and add it to the onions
    and tomatoes.Stir continuously that no lumps are formed.Allow the dhal to get cooked
    for 2 to 3 mins.

6. Then add the sliced potatoes and simmer for 3 mins. Once a thick consistency is
    reached, add the coriander leaves and switch off. The hot and tasty Potato Masala is

Note :

1. Channa Dhal flour can be avoided, if not preferred.Instead, one  cooked potato can be
    mashed and added for thickening.

2. Some people have a notion that adding channa dhal flour for thickening is something
    cheap to be shunned.It is not so. Adding a little channa dhal does not spoil the taste.
    It actually enhances the taste and thickens the gravy.

3. See that the split channa dhal, added with the mustard are roasted well. Otherwise
    they may be felt hard while eating.

4. Powdered Pottu Kadalai can also be used instead of Channa dhal flour.That also tastes
5. One carrot, finely chopped can also be added along with the onions.That carrot
    contributes to the nutrition and presentation.We can see finely chopped carrot in the
    Poori Masala in some restaurants.


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