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Poori masala | Potato masala | How to make Poori masala recipe

Poori masala or poori bhaji or potato masala or aloo masala is the perfect combination for poori. Poori masala is prepared by cooking mashed potatoes with onion, besan and spices. Poori masala, how to make Poori masala recipe with detailed pictures and video.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal



  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp gram dal
  • 1 tsp split urad dal
  • 1 big onion
  • 4 green chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tomato
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp hing/asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp besan/gram flour
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Few coriander leaves



  • Boil potatoes to soft texture and mash them.
  • Slice onion
  • Rinse and slit green chillies.
  • Wash and chop tomato.

Recipe to make poori masala:

  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Add mustard seeds and fennel seeds. Let them splutter.
  • Add gram dal and split urad dal. Roast them to light brown stage.
  • Now add sliced onions and curry leaves, saute with the temper. Fry the onions to transparent stage.
  • Add slit green chillies. Stir well.
  • Put chopped tomatoes and fry them until mushy.
  • Put required salt.
  • Add turmeric powder and hing.
  • Mash boiled potatoes and add into the masala.
  • Mix well such that potatoes absorb spices.
  • Meanwhile make besan mix by adding some water without any lumps.
  • Pour this mix into the masala and stir well.
  • Add some water, mix with the masala.
  • Close the lid and cook for five mins. In between open once and stir to avoid sticking at the bottom.
  • Besan flour tends to increase in volume when cooked hence adjust water quantity accordingly.
  • When the raw flavor of the besan is removed, masala blends well.
  • Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves. Poori masala is ready.
  • Serve hot with pooris.


  1. Use fresh potatoes.
  2. You can add carrots, beans, green peas of your choice. But tastes great exclusively with potatoes.
  3. Use only recommended amount of besan flour. Too much of besan makes the masala very thick.


Calories: 200kcal
Keyword aloo masala, poori bhaji, Poori masala, potato masala, puri masala
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