Potato Masala – Poori Kizhangu

June 15, 2015 Dals/GraviesPotato Recipes  14 comments

Poori and Potato Masala is the unbeatable combo in a South Indian restaurant’s breakfast menu. It is a very easy and quick recipe. Though many of u might know how to make this, I thought this post would be useful for bachelors and beginners. This same Potato Masala can be used as stuffing for masala dosa. So I usually make this in double the quantity so that it can used for masala dosa too.

Not to forget that this is the same recipe which won me first prize in a cooking competition when I was in my 6th Std (of course with adult’s supervision). It has been my favourite since then..

Now do I have to mention explicitly that this is Amma’s recipe?


Now to the recipe…




[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins ]


  • Potato – 4 to 5
  • Onion – 2
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Salt – as needed
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Hot Water – 3 cups
  • Roasted Gram dal (pottukadalai) – 1 tbsp

To temper:

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs





  • Wash and halve the potatoes. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistes. Once the pressure releases, peel the skin and mash them roughly with a fork. Meanwhile chop the onion, ginger and green chillies and keep it ready.

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  • Heat a pan with oil and temper with the ingredients mentioned under “to temper”. Add chopped onions and saute until transparent. To this add the mashed potato, salt and turmeric powder.

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  • Add hot water and let it boil for 3-5 mins or until the potato masala comes to a semi-thick consistency. Meanwhile take 1 tbsp of roasted chana dal and grind it into a fine powder. Dissolve this in a few tbsps of water and add this mixture to the masala. Just bring it to a boil to get rid of the raw smell. Switch off the flame.

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Thats it!! Potato Masala / Poori Kizhangu is ready.

Serve hot with fluffy pooris!!





  1. U can add chopped tomatoes after onions and continue with the rest of the steps. Or squeeze half a lemon after switching off.
  2. U can add other veggies like carrots and peas.
  3. Adding roasted gram flour gives a very good taste and consistency. It will thicken immediately after adding, so switch off accordingly.

14 comments to Potato Masala – Poori Kizhangu

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    love puri masala and urs looks so tempting and lovely

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    Adi thool 6 th leye proved you are a cook.I am a great fan of this..hmmm now i am craving for some poori masala ..

  • traditionallymodernfood  says:

    Can anything replace potato masala with poori..looks delicious

  • Ritu ahuja  says:

    It looks super delicious 🙂

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    yummy potato masala to go with Hot poori…I like the idea. nice click to explain the recipe…

  • veena  says:

    multi purpose gravy

  • Asha  says:

    i liked the idea of grinding roasted Chana dal n adding to potato masala thks

  • Praba Bubesh  says:

    super nga..6 th la ye va..appo ellam yenakku idhu yennane theriyadhu…lovely yellow poori masala btw..

  • Sadhna Grover  says:

    This combo of potato and poori is making me hungry, I think every body likes it.

  • swathi  says:

    Potato masala with roasted chanana dal looks really yumm. love to try it.

  • Jeena  says:

    Its yummmm. this is tempting me to have the whole platter…Sure to make this week.Great clicks..

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    This is the most and most comforting food1 Loving the beautifully puffed puris! 🙂

  • sudha  says:

    My all time fav combo……..pass me one plate.

  • gayathri  says:

    yummy masala with fluffy poori’s.

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