As I promised you in the morning, I am delivering you the masala recipe which is perfect with poori.This is my perimma’s recipe, she is a wonderful cook who gives lots of recipes for me. Here is her picture, I searched a lot of pictures and found the best among that.
This is one of the recipe which you get in restaurants, Actually this is the dish which we can find in our nearby small cafe or shops where they supply idli, dosa or stuffs like that. Amma buys it often from those shops for breakfast, since poori masala is a favorite one in our house.
Usually for poori masala we use lots of potatoes and less onions, but this one is vice versa. It has small amount of gram flour too which is quite unusual. Oneday perimma made this and bought for us, And it was so yummy with hot puffy poori. I definitely want to add this recipe in my blog.So I got the recipe from her and here I deliver you.
I served it with methi poori, which you can find here. This is a great filling for masala dosa as well, you can find the recipe here. Here you go to the step by step recipe with pictures.
Onion- 4 large thinly sliced
Potato – 2 boiled till soft
Green Chilli-4 or to taste
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan – 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Urad Dal / Channa Dal-1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi / Haldi-1 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Salt to taste
Cilantro / Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
Lemon Juice-1 tsp ( Optional)
Take cooked potatoes in a bowl and mash it up. Don’t mash it completely, you want some pieces of potatoes in the curry. Now add some salt, turmeric powder, gram flour and mix well.Add some water and make into a smooth mixture.Set this aside for a moment.
Now heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard, cumin, urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves and fry for 30 sec.
Add onions and green chillies and mix well..Add salt to this so that the water from the onions comes out and the onions cook till soft. You don’t need to brown the onions here. Cover the pan and cook on a slow flame for 8-10 mins.
Now add the potato mixture in this and some water to make it a thick gravy. Adjust the water as per your wish.
Cover and cook on a slow flame for 10-15 mins. Stir inbetween to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
Add cilantro and lemon juice as per your taste.
Serve this with Poori.
This masala gets thicker as it cools down, so adjust the water accordingly.
|Take all your ingrediants..I forgot to add turmeric in this..|
|take your potatoes|
|mash it little bit|
|add gram flour|
|add salt and turmeric powder|
|pour some water|
|and mix well|
|heat oil and add mustard and cumin seeds|
|Add channa dal and urad dal|
|now add curry leaves|
|add in onions and chillies|
|season with salt and mix well|
|cover and cook|
|untill all gets cooked|
|now add potato mixture in this|
|pour some water|
|and mix well..Cook for few more minutes|
|You could add some cilantro and lemon juice to this|
|Taste best with poori|
|What are you waiting for..DIG IN..|