Aloo Masala/ Potato Masala

5-6 medium sized potatoes
1 big onion cut half and thinly sliced
5 green chillies
1 small piece ginger chopped
2 pinches of asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 pinch of orange colour (optional)
1/2 tsp channa dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste

Boil potatoes, remove skin and cut into pieces.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds when starts popping add channa dal fry until golden brown and curry leaves, chopped ginger and green chillies.
Add onion, asafoetida, turmeric pwdr,and saute until translucent,.
Add boiled potates and smash with a spoon. ( as its already cooked, it would be easy, so that you get big pieces as well as smashed ones).
Add 1/2 a cup of water, mix a pinch of colour pwdr in water and mix well with the potates and let it cook until the gravy gets thickened.
Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves.
Serve hot with puri or roti.... happy meal!


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  2. I love your blog! And this happens to be one of my favorite meal! I love your use of different spices here!Really wonderful!

  3. Hi Maria, thanks a lot dear, a real inspiration for a budding one like me :)

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    Thanks a lot for your lovely words. Keep visiting. Cheers


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