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South-Indian Potato Masala

Mar 15, 2018         4 comments.

South-Indian Potato Masala Recipe

south indian potato masala

Dosa, Roti & Potato curry or just Rice & Masala… This south-Indian potato masala has versatile uses.

Most commonly served as a filling to Masala dosa, this potato curry takes less than 10 minutes to put together. It is something that you make when you’re short on time or just craving some good ol’carbs!

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Lunchbox from Homepuff

I was inspired to make a simple Indian home-cooked meal to test if this new lunchbox I received from Homepuff really lived up to what it said it did. HomePuff’s lunch box claims to be capable of retaining hot food for up to 5 hours and cold for 9 hours. It comes with 3 boxes. 2 smaller ones and 1 big one. I made a wholesome meal including rice, roti & this potato masala for the day.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the food was fresh and quite warm. It wasn’t as hot as it was when I put it in the box. But even after 3 hours, the tiffin box was hot and the food quite warm. I did not need to microwave the food as it was perfect as is.

How you should use this –

  1. Cook hot food
  2. Pack it and close the lid while the food is still hot
  3. Immediately place it in the carrier
  4. Place the carrier in the bag and seal it
  5. Open it 3-5 hours later for fresh, warm food!

South- Indian Potato Masala Video Recipe –

Printable Recipe

south indian potato masala

South-Indian Potato Masala

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


  • 1 Tbsp Veg Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 Tbsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Hing (Asafetida powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 34 chopped Green Chilli
  • Handful Curry Leaves
  • 2 cups Sliced Onions
  • 1 tsp Haldi (Turmeric Powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 4 Boiled Potatoes – peeled & mashed
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add chana dal & urad dal. Fry for 1 min
  3. Add Hing, Green Chilli, Grated Ginger & fry for 1 min
  4. Add sliced onions, salt & turmeric. Fry on medium heat for 5 minutes until onions have reduced & browned.
  5. Add mashed potatoes & mix well. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves & serve.


  1. If you want to serve this as a gravy, add 1-2 cups water and mix well and boil for 3-5 minutes. Adjust seasoning if required.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Indian


4 Comments on “South-Indian Potato Masala

  1. Hi
    I have been seen south-indian-potato-masala recipe in my life, i am fond of eating. but can not cook tasty food, i read your instructions and do as you say in your blog, i follow your instructions and finaly made south-indian-potato-masala recipe. you do not belive its very tasty. dear i want to say thanks to you for your blog.

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