Friday, January 22, 2010

Aloogadde eerulli palya/Potato-onion curry

Who will not like to have masala dosa for breakfast on a hassle-free Sunday morning......Am sure most of us would luv to snuggle there and end up in a brunch on sundays :). Yep we generally feast on masala dose Ummmmm yum yumm.
Masal dose, as it’s commonly known is a speciality of South india. Dosa is something similar to crepe but rice and lenthil being the main ingredient. There are varieties of doses like khali dose, paper dose, set dose; recently I also heard from my SIL that they tasted chocolate dosa @ dubai - modern twist ;).

Anyways I think the basic dough remains the same for most of the dosa types. What makes the difference is, the side dishes along with the dosa – chutney, sambar, playa, sagu.......

Today I would be sharing the aloogadde-eerulli playa or the potato-onion curry i.e the masala that is kept on one side of the dose and the other side is rolled over this masala to form the delectable ‘Masala Dosa’

Serves: 2

Potatoes - 3
Onions finely chopped – 2
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Chana dal – ½ tsp
Blackgram dal – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Asafoetida – 1/4tsp
Green chilli – 1
Curry leaves – 5 to 6
Ginger grated – 1tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro or grated carrot and lemon juice for garnishing

  • Cut potato into 4 pieces and cook them in boiling water till they are soft but not mushy. Once done, drain the water, let it cool & then peel the skin and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, chana dal, black gram dal, hing, curry leaves, green chillies and grated ginger. Fry them for few seconds and then add turmeric powder and sauté the onions.
  • Next slightly mash the potatoes and add to this, add salt and mix well. (At this stage if you feel that the curry looks too dry, you could probably add few spoons of water and mix)
  • Garnish with coriander leaves or grated carrot. Give it a dash of lemon juice & this is ready to go inside the fold now.
Enjoy your own home made masal dose in Vidyarthi bhavan style or CTR Benne masale with a dollop of butter on the top!!!


  1. Aloogadde palya looks great .. love them anytime.

  2. That reminds me & tempts to relish masala dosa right away...... I love the pleasing aroma & taste it delivers with the dosa......


  3. Potato curry looks yummy!!!
    Looks very tempting!!!

  4. Hmm looks yummy.... and thanks for mentioning choc dosa! Was happy to c:)

  5. wanna have some masala dose :)

  6. Thanks Madhu :)

    AshKuku - yes u r right, i am also a big fan of masal dose :)

    Thanks Aruna Manikandan for ur appreciation :)

    Thanks Archana and u r welcome dear :)

    LG - banni GIB ge kodona ;)

  7. evatt nodadre illi ekadashi and illi bandre alugadde, erulli palya..mmmmmm mouth watering :):)..

  8. I prepared this, and it came out very yummy.. Thanks!


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