Monday, May 19, 2008

Potato Smash - Urulai kizhangu puttu/masiyal


Potato - Urulai kizhangu - 5 nos. (Medium size)
Onion - Vengayam - 1 no. (Big size).
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 3 nos.
Ginger - Inji - small quantity
Garlic - Poondu - 2 nos. (Medium size)
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Coriander - Kothamali - small quantity
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram - Ulutham paruppu - 1 tea spoon
Bengal gram - kadalai paruppu - 1 tea spoon
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Turmeric - Manjal podi - small quantity
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


  1. Wash and boil potatoes and peel off the skin and smash it to some extent.
  2. Cut onions, garlic, ginger (After peeling off the skin) and keep other ingredients ready.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard, add black gram, bengal gram, curry leaves, then fry onion followed by ginger, garlic, add turmeric, asafoetida, little salt and finally smashed potatoes and coriander leaves. Mix it well. Sprinkle little water to smash it.

Potato smash is delicious and ready to be served. It can be served with Puri, chappathi. It can be served for 4 people. It requires 20 minutes to cook.

Note: Potatoes should be fresh, soft to touch. If it has green dots don't buy. There are various varieties in potato, big one (regular), red colur potato, baby potato...........

Optional: Red chillies can be added instead of green chillies.

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Pauper.

Adelle Davis

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