Mar 7, 2012

Poori Aloo Masala (Fried Bread With Potato Masala)

This is one of the traditional breakfast menu that can be prepared in weekand morning. It is also great to serve as a snack or any other meal. Poori with potato masala  is a tasty and simple dish prepared with  little mashed potatoes, often served with deep fried Indian bread called Poori.  Pooris are golden brown, Indian bread – deep fried till puffed and crisp at edges. I guess potato is an universal favourite liked by almost everybody and I am no exception to it.My mother has been making this aloo masala side dish for poori, since our childhood. We just used to relish it every time she prepared it.


 Fried bread called Poori is very famous in India where it is enjoyed at all meal times by all age groups equally.

Ingredients :

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Maida - 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil for frying

Method :

Mix wheat flour, salt, black pepper powder and knead a dough. The dough should not be too hard or too soft.

Take a very small portion of this dough and roll it into small chapati.

Gently and carefully slide this poori in frying pan and the oil should be hot.

Light handed-ly keep on pressing the sides of poori  so that it puffs up.

Toss it and cook it on slow flame till the surface appears light brown.

Potato Masala

 Potato masala is a nice compliment for poori. The Potato Masala served as a side dish.


Potato - 3 large peeled, cubed
Peas - 1/2 cup (I used Frozen)
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chilli - 1 or to taste
Garlic - 3-4 cloves, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning ~

Oil- 1 tblspn
Panch phoron (This is a Bengali spice mix that combines aniseed, cumin, fenugreek, mustard and nigella) - 1/2 tsp
Whole Dry Red Chilli - 1

Method :

Start by cooking the potatoes. Take cubed potatoes in a sauce pan and cover it with water untill the potatoes are just covered . Bring it to a boil, simmer and cook for 15-20 mins untill the potatoes are cooked completely. If there is so much water, you can drain.

Heat oil in a kadai and add all the seasoning ingredients, fry for few seconds, now add onion and green chilli, saute for 2-3 mins. Then add chopped garlic, fry for few seconds.

Now add in the peas and mix well. Add in cooked potatoes along with any water in it. Cover and cook for 5 mins.

Using a spoon little mashing the potatoes till it get the right consistency.Simmer it for 5 mins.

Serve it with poori.

Sending this to My ongoing event "Spotlight : Colourful Holi", Kalyani's "Holi Fest Colourful Palette " event, Surabhi's "Holi Hai" event, Nupur's "For U 'Mum'" event, Krithi's " Serve It - Stir-Fried " event

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