Potato Masala – Potatoes boiled and mashed to make a hearty stew with onions and tomatoes

Background:

Poori in my home is always paired with Potato masala. To me this combination represents all that is good in life. This simple hearty dish is comfort food for the cold nights.

Stuff you will need:

Potatoes – 3 small boiled, peeled and mashed
Onion – 1 large cut into long pieces
Tomato – 1 small chopped
Ginger – Small cube diced
Green chillies – 3 slit
Curry leaves – 1 sprig chopped
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Turmeric – 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil – to temper
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dhal – 1 tsp
1 lime – juice squeezed

How to make it?

Boil the potatoes in the jackets, peel and mash. Set aside. In a shallow pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, when they are ready to burst, add urad dhal. When urad starts to turn brown, add ginger and green chillies. Then add onions and saute till pink. Add the chopped tomato, cover and cook till done. Add the mashed potato and one cup of water. Stir and let simmer till the stew comes together. Turn heat off and squeeze the juice of one fresh lime.

Serve hot with pooris or rotis

Special Notes:

My husband and I like this masala a tad “liquidy” as we call it. My mom used to make it more like a dry curry. Either styles taste good. To make it dry, eliminate adding water along with the potatoes. Optionally to make it rich, when adding urad dhal, broken cashew may be added as well.

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2 thoughts on “Potato Masala – Potatoes boiled and mashed to make a hearty stew with onions and tomatoes

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