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Tuesday, June 30, 2009



Potatoes – 3

Big onion - 1

Green Chillis - 3 or 4

Ginger - a small piece (optional)

Turmeric Powder - a pinch


Curry Leaves - few


Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.

Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.

Oil- 2 tsp.


Pressure cook potatoes for two whistles. Peel the skin and cut into big cubes.

Cut onions into lengthy strips. Slit green chillies vertically.

In a kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add urad dhal and fry till golden brown. Now add turmeric powder, hing, onions and curry leaves and fry till transparent. Add the potatoes and salt. Slightly mash the potatoes. Mix well and serve hot with pooris, chappatis and use as a spreading for masal dosa.

While spreading for dosa, place a ladle of masal and spread only on one half of the dosa and fold the other half to cover it and serve.

NOTE: For spreading in the dosa , the masal should be semi-solid.
For chappatis and pooris, the masal should be like a gravy.


  1. yummy! My favourite with puri and masal dosa..

  2. Shanti, regarding morcurry...I dont use garlic at home, so i skip garlic from all the recipes. The recipe is from my friend and looks like the traditionalmorcurry recipe has garlic in it... Even i am planning to try but i will skip garlic

  3. Simple and yum isn't it..nice with roti/puri..

  4. potato masal is one of my fav side dish with pooris' ... nice recipe and thanks for dropping by blog ... I have added your blogs in my blog roll :)


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