Puri Masala is a great combination for puris as well as chapatis. It’s loaded with potatoes and a dash of Masala. Some prefer thick consistency and some thin. I like to keep it thick for puris.

For 2 persons, 2 large potatoes will suffice.

Ingredients –

2 large potatoes

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 medium sized onion chopped

1/2 tomato chopped

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Curry leaves

1 Green chilli

1/4 tsp Chilli powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp garam Masala powder


*optional – 1tsp gram flour (besan)


1. Boil 2 potatoes in a pressure cooker for 2 or 3 whistles.

2. Open the cooker and immerse the potatoes in cold water. You can then peel them off easily with your hands.

3. Mash the potatoes and keep aside.

4. In a pan, heat 2tbsp oil and crackle 1tsp mustard seeds.

5. Add in chopped onions, green chilli and curry leaves.

6. Add in ginger garlic paste and tomatoes. Sauté for a minute till onions and tomatoes are well cooked.

7. Add in the mashed potatoes and the masalas and mix well.

8. Add in 1/2 cup of water and mix well.

9. Allow to boil for 2 minutes.

If it becomes too watery, dilute 1tsp of gram flour in 2tbsp water and mix in. The gravy will thicken.

Yummy aloo curry ready to be served with puris.


* You can also add pav bhaji Masala as a substitute for garam Masala.

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