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Thursday, October 10, 2013


I never thought I should post this potato masala (poori kizhangu) for poori in my blog. But I realized people google search for “poori masala raks kitchen”. So thought I should post this soon and 2 weeks back, I made this for a weekend breakfast. So that it can be useful for people who are new to cooking, bachelors and those who want to learn some basic south Indian breakfast recipes. I hope newly married and who are interested in cooking and in a learning process may find this helpful. I make this when I am lazy to make potato kurma / cauliflower kurma or mixed vegetable kurma for puri as my kid likes only kurma for puri. Even this poori kizhangu, he just calls as yellow kurmaOh go on. I make this aloo masala with few variations and this is so versatile and use this as guidance you can make a lot of variations too according to your taste. I will mention the variations in the notes section.

Poori masala recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4


Potato - 4

Onion - 3

Green chilli - 4

Chopped ginger - 1 tblsp

Carrot - 1/2 chopped finely

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Salt - As needed

Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Water - 3 cups + as needed

Corn flour (optional) - 1 tsp

To temper

Oil - 1 tblsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Channa dal - 1 tblsp

Curry leaves - 1 srig


  1. Wash and cut potatoes into 4 and pressure cook for 3 whistles with little water. Cool down, peel and keep it roughly mashed. Dont mash completely, just break into pieces roughly. Heat kadai with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table.
  2. 1-poori-masala
  3. Add green chillies, ginger, thinly sliced onion (lengthwise) and fry until transparent. Take care not to burn it or change its colour. Just let it turn transparent. Add carrots and fry for a minute in medium flame.
  4. 2-poori-masala
  5. Add 3 cups water, turmeric, salt and sugar. Bring to boil. Add the mashed potatoes. You can mash one or two pieces completely to make the masala thick as it boils.
  6. 3-poori-masala
  7. Continue to boil for 10 minutes in medium flame or until the masala gets thick in consistency. You can add corn flour dissolved in 2 tblsp of water towards end to make the masala look homogenously thick.
  8. 4-poori-masala


    • While boiling the masala wont be that yellow, but after cools down, it slowly gets more yellow, but add 1/4 tsp as mentioned, otherwise it looks dull yellow.
    • You can add a tsp of coconut oil for extra flavour.
    • Other variations you can do:
      *Add crushed garlic in place of ginger.
      *Temper with cinnamon stick and use ginger garlic paste while frying onion and add ground coconut and cashews towards end to make it thick and rich.
      * Add more vegetables like peas and beans along with carrot.
      *Grind ginger and green chilli and add to the boiling masala.

You can have this masala with poori, or even with chapathi or rava idli too. Use the left over masala for making masala dosa.


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  1. I make similarly but never tried adding corn flour. must try this variation. Bright pictures !

  2. Amazing combo, my all-time favorite

  3. Dear Raks,

    I have become a very big fan of your recipes and you too. I have tried most of your recipes , all of them have never failed…AAAAAwesome. Every time I think of posting a comment yet couldn’t do with my busy schedule (recently delivered a baby girl… its quite an excuse though…) . I really appreciate the efforts you take to post each recipe … Hats off to you Raks… keep posting..

    1. Thank you Priya for your lovely comments :)

  4. Love the poori masala combo ..looks yumm

  5. my favorite combo, love it :)
    looks perfect and delicious ...

  6. anything made with potatoes are my fav....this is my all time fav.....easy and tastes great....nice clicks....

  7. My Fav combo... drooling here

  8. ever green favourite with poori...looks nice

  9. I thought you are on diet ;) . My favorite recipe for puri.

  10. It looks very nice.
    My family always like this kurma.

  11. Wonderful combo. All time fav. Pretty clicks

  12. My all time fav , simply awesome and beautiful click...

  13. nothing beats this combo.. Very nice clicks

  14. delicious and yummy combo.....

  15. definetly am the one of searchers with above mentioned words.itz because all recipes when I tried from ur blog will never let me down....and your wonderful tips make me to feel easy....i tried ur curice and lemon rice akka it came out veryyyyy wellll my hubby loves to take it as a lunch...lots of thanks by heartly akka

  16. Classic combination.. looks yummy!!

  17. Made this today. Replaced corn flour with besan. Good one. Am your fan. :-)

  18. amma ellatha enaku amma samayal kathukudukkara mathiri unga blog .. whenever i start cooking first i see ur blog and then cook acc to ur step wise cooking .. learned lot from u thanks ...keep posting

  19. For years I have been making puri unsuccessfully! Your recipe made it perfect! Thank you!

  20. have tried most of the recipes from your blog. none of them failed. thanks a lot. pls could you post recipes on baking cakes in microwave only?

  21. Hi Raks it is awsm. Ttried last day. Thanks.added some res crushed chilly while tempering and added some cow molk att end.good one tthank u once again

  22. have you ever tried aalo chana & suji halwa with puri's, famous as Lahori chikar cholay & halwa puri nashta, served with khata pyaaz, achar & lassi?

  23. I like 2 make Indian recipes. Nd I appreciate the procedures of description by posting pic

  24. Hai raks sister.i tried yesterday tis recipe...so yummy.thank you..so many recipes I tried..all come out very well thank u again...


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