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                       Potato Masala (Potato Paliya)
 
 Recipe By     : Dakshin by Chandra Padmanabhan
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Lb            Potatoes
    2                    Green Chiles -- Finely Chopped
                         Piece Of Ginger (1 Long), Scraped -- Finely
 Chopped
    2      Med           Onions -- Finely Chopped
    2                    Tomatoes -- Finely Chopped,(Opt)
                         Salt -- To Taste
      1/2  Tsp           Ground Turmeric
    1      C             Water
      1/2  C             Green Peas -- Boiled, (Opt)
    1      Sm            Bunch Of Coriander -- Finely Chopped
                         ----For Tempering-----
    1      Tbsp          Oil
    1      Tsp           Brown Mustard Seeds
    1      Tsp           Cumin Seeds
    1      Tsp           Black Gram Dal (Washed Urad Dal) -- Picked Over
 & Rinsed
    1      Tsp           Bengal Gram Dal (Channa Dal) -- Picked Over &
 Rinsed
    1                    Red Chili Pepper -- Halved
      1/2  Tsp           Asafoetida Powder
                         A Few Curry Leaves
 
 Boil the potatoes in their jackets until cooked. Peel, mash and set
 aside.
 
 TEMPERING: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the mustard
 seeds, cumin seeds, black gram dal, Bengal gram dal, halved red chili,
 asafoetida powder, and a few curry leaves.
 
 When the mustard seeds splutter, add the finely chopped green chilies,
 ginger, onion and tomatoes (if used). Saute for 2-3 minutes.
 
 Add the salt to taste, ground turmeric, and 1 cup water. Cover the pan
 with a lid. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until the onions are well
 cooked. Add the mashed potatoes and boiled peas (if used). Cook for
 another 2 minutes, until thoroughly blended.
 
 Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Masala
 Dosai or puris.
 
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