Poori Urulai Kizhangu Masala

Poori Masala or Poori Urulai Kizhangu Masala or Aloo Bhaaji is a simple potato based side for poori. It can be prepared quickly and I love this along with dosa too. :-) We can add this as the masala for Masala dosa. Poori Masala is one of my favorite combo. My mom used to tell me that whenever we go to restaurant I only ask for poori Masala. Now my vaandu also likes poori masala. 

So here comes the recipe.



  • Potatoes: 6 – 7 small sized ones
  • Onion: 1 medium sized
  • Finely Chopped Carrot – 1   (optional)
  • Chopped Ginger – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Green chilies: 2
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1tsp
  • Jeera /Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1tsp
  • Salt – As required
  • Water – 1 cup + as required.
  • Besan/Kadalai Maavu – 1 to 2 tbsps
  • Coriander leaves – 1 strand
  • Chopped cilantro for garnishing



  • Boil the potatoes and remove the skin and mash them roughly with your hands or chop them into cubes. I usually microwave them for about 6 minutes and peel the skin and keep it ready. I mash them just before adding it to the masala.
  • Mix the besan/chick pea flour with 1/2 cup of water and keep aside. Make sure there are no lumps. Adjust the besan water ratio according to your gravy consistency.


  • Heat the kadai and add oil
  • Add the mustard seeds and jeera.
  • Once they splutter add the chopped green chillies and chopped ginger.


  • After a minute or so add the chopped onions.


  • Once the onions become translucent add the carrots, turmeric powder and salt. Add 1/2 cup of  water and cook till the carrots becomes tender.


  • Add the  mashed boiled potatoes and besan mixture.


  • Allow it to boil. If required add more water.
  • Let it cook till you get the required consistency.
  • Add the chopped coriander and cilantro and serve hot with poori.


  • Adjust the salt and green chillies according to your taste.
  • Ginger and carrots are optional.
  • Green peas can be added too.
  • Adjust the besan water ratio according to your gravy consistency.


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