Pitla(Aloo n Onion Curry For Poori/Chapathi)

Pitla is a common recipe which is served with Poori and Chapathi and even in some restraunts they serve this Pitla with Dosa too.This is a simple recipe and is made with little variations in different places.The recipe which I'm sharing with u all is the way which I adopted from my Grandma and mom.
Onions:2 medium(Chopped length wise)
Aloo:2 medium(Peeled n diced)
Salt:To taste
Green Chillies:4-5
Turmeric powder:3/4 spn
Besan:2 spns
Garam Masala:1/2 spn(optional)
Curry Leaves:7-8
Cumin seeds:1/2 spn
Oil:3 spns
1.Heat a wok on flame add oil,when hot add the cumin seeds and when they splatter add the chopped onions and fry till they turn transculate,now throw in the curry leaves,turmeric powder,green chillies and mix well.
2.Now add diced potatoes and mix well and cover with a lid for 5-8 mins and now add 1.5 cups of water and cook it covered till potato becomes smooth and almost cooked.
3.Take a bowl and add 2 spns of besan and make it to smooth paste by adding little water,make sure that paste is smooth with no lumps.
4.Add this besam paste to the onion mixture which is cooked and put it in medium flame and let
it cook for 5 mins and check for the consistency,if u want add more water.
5.Finally sprinkle garam masala powder,mix well and turn off the flame.
6.Serve it hot with Poori/Chapathi.
I love to serve this with Poori and Upma.It is a superb combination...If u haven't tried this combination before...Try this next time u make Poori.
At this time I remember my Friend Manoj Varma who used to laugh a lot when I used to have a combo of Poori n Upma..He found it strange and used to tease me..But one day I showed him this Favourite combination in a well known restraunt Chutneys at Hyderbad.I remember him everytime I eat this combination....
U can even add peas n tomato to this dish...Its to ur taste.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow the puris are looking big and puffed up!!! the Aloo in onion curry looks so delicious!!! I havent tried this before!!!

ARUNA said...

wow poori looks so fluffy.....nice clicks!!!

Subhie Arun said...

ur pooris looks grt n fluffy...ur poori masala is new version to me..looks mouthwatering....thx 4 sharing..bookmarked the recipe

Divya Vikram said...

Pooris look great! this is comfort food for me!

Pavithra said...

Wow kavya first time here.. wonderful blog .. Poori are looking so good and enjoyed reading all ur recipes.. WILL KEEP VISITING REGULARLY