Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Poori Masala/ Deep Fried Indian Bread with Potato Gravy

It’s not without reason that the phrase goes ‘ Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper’. One should not skip the breakfast  and  make sure it is the heaviest meal of the day.  In India we have a long list of traditional, freshly made breakfast recipes. And one of my favourite is Poori and Potato Masala, next to Idli and Vada with Sambhar and chutney.  I have to make sure for my hubby  there is Poori Masal in weekends.  Here is the recipe for great beginnings.....


  • 1/4 kg Potato
  • 2 Onions, medium sized, chopped lengthwise
  • 4 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2" inch Ginger piece, peeled, very finely chopped
  • 4 Green Chillies, chopped
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • Few Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Pressure cook the potatoes , peel the skin and roughly mash them(half of the potatoes completely mashed and half roughly mashed) and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai/wok, when hot add spilt bengal gram and mustard seeds to it and allow it to splutter.
  • Then add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and saute for 5 seconds.
  • Next add the chopped onions and fry till it turns transulent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute till it becomes soft, mashed and cooked.
  • Now add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, salt and half cup of water to it and mix well.
  • Allow it to boil. When the gravy becomes thick switch off the flame, garnish with corainder leaves and serve with poori.
For making Poori
  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Required amt of Water
  • Oil for frying
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour and salt. Add the water gradually and knead the flour into firm and tight dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for 10 Min's. Knead again and make small balls out of it. Roll out into circles. Donot make it very thin.
  • Repeat for all the rounds. Meanwhile heat oil in a frying pan.
  • When the oil is hot, add the flatten dough to the oil and deep fry them until it turns golden brown on both sides.


Prathibha said...

Just now finished my lunch and I m again hungry seeing poori it 2 d core

sowmya's creative saga said...

wow..indeed this makes a our weekend brunch usually..looks the combo always!!

Shri said...


Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

looks so i feel so hungry to have this!!

Reshmi said...

pooris look so yummy... and curry too delicious... hungry here
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Love your version of making poori masala and neatly presented too

Tina said...

Fav combo..Looks perfect and delicious.

Hema said...

All time favorite, I do it without the tomatoes too..

DivyaGCP said...

Classic Combination for poori.. Looks inviting.. Love the clicks..

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Craving for some poori now..looks so tempting

Shanthi said...

Looks so yummy and lovely combo

Chitra said...

Nice yummy combo. i too make like this :)

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Mélange said...

Nice clicks and tempting Poori masala

Roopali N said...

My Favorite breakfast item :)

Supriya's Rasoi said...

delicious looking poori masala.

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