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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

POORI MASAL(Mashed Potato curry which is served traditionally with Poori)

POORI MASAL (Mashed Potato curry which is served traditionally with Poori)
Poori Masal, is the mashed potato curry which is traditionally served with Poori. It’s the Best combination with Poori. The dish is known as Poori Masal in South India and in the North, they just say Poori Bhaji. The same Masal can also be used to serve as a filling for Plain Dosai and it becomes Masala Dosai.

Potatoes – 5-6
Green Chillies – 4-5
Ginger - a small piece
Turmeic powder – ½ tsp
Asafetida – pinch

Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
Coriander leaves for garnish

Wash, boil and peel the potatoes. Mash them and keep it aside.
In a Kadhai (wok), heat some oil add mustard, when the mustard begins to crackle add the cumin, let it fry. Now add asafetida, curry leaves, finely chopped green chillies, finely grated ginger, and salt and then add the mashed potatoes. Mix well, check for salt, if less add now and mix. Let this cook for a few minutes.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot with Poori.

Variation to this recipe

  • You can grind the green chillies, ginger into a dry paste in a mixie without adding water. Follow the above method
  • You can also squeeze some lemon juice in the end and mix well for a different taste.

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