Potato Masala

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Been a while since i posted a recipe..Today i made this Potato Masala which is specifically a dish made by many Coimbatoreans(for my other non- Indian readers,Coimbatore is a city in India ,which i proudly say as my Hometown) .I often do it at home..i decided to post it as its a very famous dish in my region..normally made as a side dish for Chappathi/Poori ( see pic)..I made chappathi today…so the pic is with Chappathi!


Potatoes- 2/3

Onion(big) – 1/2

Tomato – half

Green chiilies or red  chillies- 4-5

Garlic- one crushed

Ginger – 1/4 inch crushed

Curry leaves- few

Gram dhal – one spoon

Fennel seeds – a lil

Turmeric powder – a lil

Mustard seeds – to season

Salt  – to taste


1.Boil /pressure cook the potatoes,peel n mash it coarsely

2. Make a powder of fennel seeds n gram dhal n add it to the mashed potatoes

3.Take a pan…add oil season it with lil mustard seeds,then add thinly sliced onions,cut tomato n curry      leaves along with cut greenchillies and saute for a while until onion turns pinkish n Tomato half done.

4.Now add water n lil turmeric powder,salt n bring it to boil

5.Now add Potatoes mixed with fennel+gram dhal powder..check for salt.. n let it boil until it becomes a nice gravy

6.Serve hot with chappathi/Poori

Yuv jus loves this with Chappathi!!


5 thoughts on “Potato Masala

    Angeline said:
    May 1, 2008 at 2:17 AM

    *muack* love you! Finally I know what is Chappathi! I love Indian Food and I always see people eating this, but never dare to ask the waiter, “What’s the name of that (pointing) that the man is eating at the other table…?” Felt kind of embarrass….

    prema said:
    May 1, 2008 at 2:51 AM

    Hi Suhanya,
    Thanks for visiting my blog …u have a enjoyable blog… nice to know u thru blogging

    Suhanya responded:
    May 1, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Hey ANgel..Its my Pleasure to let u know Chappathi..therez soemhting that looks similar to chappathi,but kind of white in colour…lil thicker than chappthi thats called Parotta,more common in foodcourts rather than chappathi..but try both in a Indian food joint or a Restaurant with some chicken gravy/side dish if u are a non-vegetarian…u will love it!!!

    Suhanya responded:
    May 1, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Hey Prema ..thanks a lot for u’r compliments..will keep up the work!

    Pradeep Rajkumar said:
    September 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    I am from Pollachi.I liked your website.I do cook a lot in Melbourne.You u can check my recipes in this link


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