Potato Gravy (Aloo Masala)

Aloo Masala, Urulai Kilangu Kulambu, Potato Curry

Ingredients:

  • Potato – 3 (peel & cut in to medium pieces)
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 2
  • Salt – to taste
  • Peas – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Curry leaves – 7 to 8

For Masala paste: (Grind and make a paste of the below mentioned ingredients)

  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tspn
  • Red chili powder – 2 tspn (Adjust with your spice level)
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds (Perunjeeragam) – 1/2 tspn

For Coconut paste: (Grind and make a paste of Coconut and Fried Chana dal)

  • Coconut – 3 tbspn
  • Fried Chana dal (Pottu kadalai) – 2 tspn

Recipe:

  1. Heat Oil in a deep pan. Add Cinnamon, Curry leaves and Onion, fry till they are golden brown.
  2. Add Tomatoes and fry till they are soft. Add Potatoes and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add ground Masala paste and salt, fry till the raw smell of masala goes.
  4. Add water and cover the pan with a lid. Cook till the Potatoes are cooked.
  5. Then add ground Coconut paste to it and allow this to boil once. Remove from heat.

Goes well with: White rice, Chapathi.

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