Poori & Potato Masala


  • For Poori
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Maida – ½ cup
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For Potato Masala:
  • Potato – 4 Nos
  • Onion – Big 1 No
  • Tomato – 1 No
  • Green Chillies – 4
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander Leaves – few
  • Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

Mix wheat flour, maida, salt, cooking soda and a tablespoon of oil together. Add water little by little and make a smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep it for at least half an hour.
Heat Oil in a kadai and keep it in medium flame. Make small balls from the dough and roll it to small circles. The poori should not be too thin or too thick. Put the poori in the hot oil and fry till fluff well and change to light yellow.
Potato Masala

Boil potato till very soft. Remove the skin and using your fingers, just crumble it. Chop the onion, tomato, green chillies and ginger finely. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add urad dhal and fry till it become light brown. Add chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and fry till the onions are transparent. Add tomato pieces and fry till it mashed well. Add crumbled potato along with salt and turmeric powder. Sprinkle a handful of water and mix well. Remove from stove. Add lemon juice and stir once again. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with Poori.
Note: You can also add a handful of cooked green peas and a small carrot cut into pieces along with potato and make this Masala.


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