How to make Puri masala/ Poori kizhangu - Potato Sidedish recipe

       I love the evening concept of tiffin coffee in Tamil nadu. The lunch is first meal of the day in most homes which is had as early as 10 in the morning.It is followed by a tiffin kaapi in the afternoon and then dinner in the night. This ritual was followed at my grandparents place in my native place and we children were forced to do so when we visited during the holidays. It was frustrating to have lunch in the morning when were used to breakfasts followed by lunch in the next couple of hours. But then I loved the evening tiffin kaapi where delicious snacks were made during the tea(kaapi) time.

How to make Puri masala/ Poori kizhangu - Potato Sidedish recipe

  One such item made during those days was poori masala.Not that we never ate poori masala. It was made quite frequently for our lunch or dinner. But the sudden nostalagia of eating poori masala at that hour is extremely pleasing.

    Okay that is it. The potato side dish  is a popular sidedish made for pooris in the south. I had actually promised to post this recipe when I had posted this another potato side dishsome ages ago.

I usually make this for our weekend brunch when we get the time in leisure to enjoy this filling satisfying meal.

How to make Puri masala/ Poori kizhangu - Potato Sidedish recipe
How to make Puri masala/ Poori kizhangu - Potato Sidedish recipeI love the evening concept of tiffin coffee in Tamil nadu. The lunch is first meal of the day in most homes which is had as early as 10 in the morning.It is followed by a tiffin kaapi in the afternoon and then dinner in the night. This ritual was followed at my grandparents place in my native place ...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Potatoaloo- -6 ones
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Oil
2-3tsp
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Udid dal
1tsp
Channa dal
1tsp
Green chillies- chopped fine
2-3
Ginger-small piece chopped fine
1
Curry leaves- few
Onion-sliced
1
Turmeric powder
1tsp
Salt
to taste
Besan/kadalimaavu
1/2tbsp

Steps

  1. 1.Cook the potato in a pressure cooker till soft. Peel the skin and mash it with  a fork.
  2. 2. Heat oil in  pan. Add the mustard seeds, udid dal and channa dal.
  3. 3. When it crackles, add the curry leaves ,ginger and green chillies. Saute for a minute.
  4. 4. Add the onions and saute till they brown a little.
  5. 5. Add the turmeric powder and salt.
  6. 6.  Add a glass of water in this and allow it to boil.
  7. 7. Add the mashed potatoes. Mix till everything combines together.
  8. 8. Take the besan in a small cup. Add water to it and mix well. Pour this mixture to the curry. 
  9. 9. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes till it thickens.
  10. 10. Remove from flame.
How to make Puri masala/ Poori kizhangu - Potato Sidedish recipe

 Serve hot with some hot puffy puris. 

How to make Puri masala/ Poori kizhangu - Potato Sidedish recipe

Enjoy!!

Notes- You can skip the besan if you want.