Wednesday 13 June 2012

Aloo Masala | Potato Masala | Urulaikilangu Masala

Aloo Masala is a simple and dry masala that goes well with sambar, rasam, dal and rice or any kind of Indian bread varieties. It is spicy, delicious, yet you don't have to put much effort into the recipe. Its so simple to prepare. If you are looking for spicy yet easy to make potato recipe for your sambar rice, then this is the recipe for you. Try it and you will love it. 


(Serves 4 people)
  1. Potatoes - 2
  2. Pearl onions - 10 
  3. Ginger - 1 inch long pieces (crushed) 
  4. Garlic - 2 pods (crushed along with skin, you can peel off the skin too)
  5. Red chilli powder - 1.5 spoons
  6. Turmeric powder - A pinch
  7. Mustard - 1/4 spoon 
  8. Black gram / Urad dal - 1/2 spoon 
  9. Salt - As per taste 
  10. Oil - 4 to 5 spoons 


  • Peel skin and chop potatoes into small cubes and set aside, also peel and chop onions into bigger pieces and set aside.
  • In a pan/wok add oil, after it heats up add mustard leaves and let it splutter.
  • Then add urad dal and saute till it turns brown.
  • Now add chopped onions, crushed ginger, crushes garlic saute well until raw smell leaves.
  • Now add red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder and stir well until the raw smell leaves, cook on low flame.
  • Then add chopped potatoes and stir well, add 1.5 cups of water and cook on low flame.
  • Cook until water content reduces and the potato gets soft and cooked well.
  • Remove from flame and serve.
TIP 1: Don't over cook the potatoes it will get mashed up, but if you love that consistency you can make it so.

TIP 2: Adding 1.5 spoons of red chilli powder will make the potato recipe spicy, so you can reduce the spiciness according to your wish.

TIP 3: Ginger and garlic are completely optional.

Spicy and delicious potato dry masala is now ready!! Serve with Sambar ice or dal rice and enjoy!! 


  1. Hi Divya,

    This looks brilliant! I've made a quickie potato masala in my blog as well. Do chk it out n let me know ure thoughts. Am glad to be a member!

    1. Thank you so much Neetu :) Have visited your delicious blog too..

  2. wow..yummy n quick easy potato...!

  3. Delicious masala looks perfect.

  4. nice masala potatoes..i'm a big fan of simple recipes.

  5. Aloo to eat this with puris.

  6. Great combination, thangai. Potato never looked better :)

    Sweet kiss

  7. Love this yummy fry with some Sambar sadham...looks too tempting!!

    1. Yeah Sangeetha love it with Sambar :) Thank you..

  8. simple and delicious.. u can never go wrong with potato!

  9. looks very tasty and delicious masala..perfect with sambar rice:)

    1. Yeah Rekha tastes good with Sambar rice :)

  10. Replies
    1. Thank you Ambreen, yes its so easy to make :)

  11. This looks very good. Simple too.

  12. Try it sometime Meghana :)

  13. looks so delicious!! its just crave me!!!

    if u have time plz visit my blog


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