Potato Masala


  • 3 small potatoes
  • 1 tsp canola or any refined oil
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, slit in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 inch sliver ginger
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 lemon juice


  • Boil the potatoes in a medium saucepan until tender and drain. Cool until they can be cooked. Peel and coarsely mash them.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start to pop, add the urad dal, channa dal,chilies and ginger.
  • Saute for one minute. Then add the chopped onion and saute until golden brown.
  • Add the mashed potatoes,turmeric and salt. If it seems dry and some water.
  • Mash the potatoes so that they become a thick gravy. Boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and a dash of lemon juice.

Published by goenkaruchi

Hi this is Ruchi here

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