Friday, August 5, 2016

Aloo Masala/ Aloo Bhaji (South Indian Dish)

Aloo masala (also known as aloo bhaji) is a nice compliment to any kind of dosa. It may be rolled within the dosa or served as a side dish. It is an easy and simple dish to transform your meal. Onions are the only other vegetable added to the potato filling. A dosa without masala is a plain dosa, which may be had with coconut chutney and sambar, but in my opinion you'll enjoy it more with the filling! You may also eat this aloo masala with poori or bread of your choice.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Boiling time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 4 potatoes (boiled, peeled and cubed)
  • 1 big onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon split urad dal
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves(chopped)
  • 3 to 4 dry red chilis
  • 2 to 3 green chopped green chilis
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh green coriander leaves for garnish
  1. Boil the potatoes. When they are soft, drain the water and let cool.
  2. Peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal. As the seeds crackle, add dry red chilis, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  4. Add the sliced onion and stir fry until they are light brown.
  5. Add turmeric powder, green chili, salt and the potatoes. Stir fry for a few minutes and turn off the stove.
  6. Add lemon juice and fresh chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with dosa or poori.

If you like green peas and carrots, you may add them. Boil first.

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