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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.
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