Monday, December 10, 2012

Potato Masiyal/Mashed Potatoes Indian Style

          Potato/Urulai Kizhangu Masial, this is one of my favorite dishes with potatoes, that goes well with almost anything. I usually make this as a side dish to go with rice and kuzhambus like the Kathirikkai Kuzhambu here, it's the perfect combination. It's once again an easy dish, no super skills required, if you leave out the time to boil or steam the potatoes, it hardly takes about a few minutes to put together this dish..

Need to Have

  • Potatoes - 3 medium
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped
  • Green Chilly - 1 chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal/Black Gram - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 10-15


          Pressure cook the potatoes, peel and mash them. Add the turmeric powder and salt and mix it well. Heat some oil, add the urad dal and mustard seeds.

          Once it starts spluttering and the urad dal turns golden, add the curry leaves, chopped onions, green chilli and asafoetida, saute for about 2 or 3 minutes, till the onions turn pink. Reduce the heat, add the potatoes and mix it well and it's ready to be served.

You can check for salt at the stage where you mix the mashed potatoes with turmeric powder and salt.
If doing for small kids, you can totally avoid the green chilly or just slit it and add and remove it before serving.
You can also add some grated coconut at the end, gives a nice flavor and taste to the curry.
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  1. nice and easy to make one looks you said it goes very well with anything.

  2. lovely mashed potato great with poori :)

  3. We do the same thing bit name is different, we call it as podimas. Everyone's favorite.

  4. Quick n tasty sidedish! Looks good..I liked your brinjal kuzhambu, especially those shallots in that picture! :) Forgot to add a comment there, hence pointing it out here! :) :)

  5. Yummy mashed potato...looks delish..

  6. Love this with poori,perfect and tempting

  7. Excellent side dish for pooris, somehow i love this quick potato masiyal.

  8. all time it with everything, rice, rotis, bread, snack so tempted :)

  9. Anything with potato will taste yum, nice recipes

  10. Hey this looks very tempting and is making me hungry!
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  11. Delicious, my aunt make this curry a lot. I miss her.

  12. Quick yet tasty dish. would love it with some dosas

  13. quick and tasty potoatoes.. Love the click

  14. have developed a taste for these now.. this masala and then is masala dosa for me :)