Poori masala

Poori masala

Poori masala is otherwise known as poori kizhangu. It is an ideal side dish for poori as the name itself is self explanatory.
There is a popular saying that “If the kilangu is good you can eat newspaper with it” the poori kizhangu or poori masala should be tempting and it should make you eat a few more pooris.
In olden days potato was not as good as it is now. Now a days all potatoes are extremely good so with them you will good wonderful poori kizhangu.
Poori kizhangu is very simple, yet very tasty. Now let us go on to make poori masala.

Poori masala

Poori Masala Ingredients:
Potato - 250 gms
Green chilli - 5
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Ginger - 1 inch
Curry leaves - 10
Oil - 3 tblsp
Mustard - ½ tsp
Urad dal - ¼ tsp
Bengal gram - ¼ tsp
Sombu(fennel seed) - ½ tsp
Milagu - ½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander - few

Poori Masala Method:
Pressure cooks the potato and peels the skin and mashes it well. Slit the green chilli.
Poori masala

 Chop the onion lengthwise. Chop the tomato and ginger finely. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, urad dal, Bengal gram, fennel seed, milagu and curry leaves.
Poori masala

Then add green chilli, ginger, onion and tomato one by one and saute well. Then add mashed potato, turmeric powder, salt and little water and mix thoroughly.
Poori masala

Cook for about 15 minutes. Mash well. Finally add coriander and serve with poori.
If the kizhangu is too thin, mix one or two teaspoon kadalai maavu(besan flour) in water without lumps and pour it in the masala and mix well and cook for further ten minutes.
If you like peas you can add peas after adding the tomatoes.
You can cook the peas with little salt and add.

Poori masala



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