Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Puri/poori baaji- Potato curry to go with fried puris

Everyone loves fried food i know many will agree with me :) Puris are fried unleavened bread very famous in all parts of India.And this potato/ aloo masala curry is what goes with it best.Puris and aloo masala/baaji are the best partners to go.

I wanted to post this recipe earlier once i had posted the ajwain puris but with the tight schedule of exams(looks like I've got exams!) and babies I find it extremely tough to manage some me time!Me time is when I sit with my lovely dear blog and also go blog hopping.So my dear friends excuse me if I've not been regular with checking out your posts and comments.



There has to a different version of this aloo masala in every house hold I'm sure.This is the way I make it and we love it with puris and I'm tempted to make them right now!


 You need

Boiled potatoes 2 large
Onion 1 large
Tomato 1 small

To season

Oil 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Channa dal/kadala parupu 1 tsp
Curry leaves 2-3 sprigs
Ginger half inch piece crushed
Garlic 4 pods crushed
Green chillies 2-3 finely chopped
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a generous handfull finely chopped


  • Boil the potatoes, peel them once they are cooled and roughly chop them.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, once they pop add the cumin seeds, channa dal, curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Add the onions and fry well till soft and tender.
  • Add the crushed ginger and garlic.
  • Add some water(about half a cup), turmeric powder and salt to taste into this.
  • Add the boiled potatoes to this.
  • Reduce the heat and allow all the water to go away.
  • Keep mashing the potatoes with the back of a ladle.
  • Once the potatoes are all mushy and the water goes away, turn off the heat and add coriander leaves.


Serve hot puffy ajwain puris with yummy spicy potato baaji!Enjoy one super yummy dinner or breakfast!

Sending this to In my veg box - Potatoes 

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