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Nov 25, 2011

Perimma’s Poori Masala / Restaurant Style Poori Masala – Combo with Poori / Dosa

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
Oil-3 tblspn
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

All done..


You could add some cilantro and lemon juice to this

Taste best with poori


What are you waiting for..DIG IN..


  1. wow thx for the share...regards to periamma

  2. Love to have it anytime.Looks tempting

  3. Awesome recipe.........convey thanx 2 periamma

  4. great combo. different style of masala. thanks to you and your periyamma, nice explanation.

  5. very well explained! Poori masala is so yummy looking !

  6. this is really a yummy version and great with poori...thanks to your Perimma for sharing the recipe...will try it soon n let u know :)

  7. Hi Aarthi,
    You have a Versatile Blogger award waiting for you at my space. Do come visit and collect it . :-)


  8. Curry looks so goooooood. I've to make this soon.

  9. I just love this cooking. Thank you for the step by step pictures. It makes it so much easier to learn. Blessings, Catherine xo

  10. poori masala looks delicious... will try this version soon... thanks for sharing..

  11. your blog posts make me hungry always,I love to see this spicy & delicious appearence...Anyway pl convey my regards to your periamma....

  12. Oh, that looks SO amazing! I love the flavor combination....Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe!

  13. that's a very lovely potato masala definetely diff from what we do normally.....sure try aarthi .thanks to u and periamma...

  14. one of my fav....
    wonderful post arthi :)

  15. Do thank your periamma for us..that masal looks very inviting!

  16. Thanks to your Periamma for sharing this recipe. She is a sweet looking lady!

  17. i MADE THis for breakfast with the exception being addition of garam masala..also made your ragi poori to go with it..was wondering how to utilise ragi flour in innovative ways when i saw your ragi poori and ragi idli recipes..thanks a lot for your wonderful recipes .

  18. thank you so much for this wonderful receipe...loved it...

  19. Dear Aarti
    I am in a need to make khari chawal. The khari is made with yogurt and channa dal. Could you please email it to me or post it on the facebook?

  20. Hi Aarti
    Please give the recipe on punjabi khari made with gram flour and yogurt.
    This khari has a great flavour with kari patta

  21. Thank you Aarthi... We get lots of options for lunch and dinner but very few for breakfast that too for Sunday mornings.... This is amazing... Dal with poori had become monotonous.... This is a good change...

    If you get the time please also share some receipes that could be packed in tiffin box... Thank you....

  22. Hi Aarthi,
    Tried this poori masala today morning.
    It came out Yummy.
    Thanks to you and Perimma:-)
    Reminds me of my perimma preparing this kind of poori masala in my childhood


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