Puris with potato or aloo curry is a favourite with most people, it never fails to hit the spot. My mom used to make this simple potato curry with hardly any spices always with puris and the aroma and the combination would have us asking for more a la Pip in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. When I moved to Singapore, I found this was the prasad at the temple closest to home. It was delicious and at the temple too, it was served with puris.
Potatoes 4 medium, peeled and cubed
Onions 2 medium, cubed
Green chillies 2, chopped
Curry leaves few sprigs
Ginger 1″ piece, chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Boil the potatoes, onions, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves along with salt and turmeric powder till cooked. Mash gently with the back of the ladle. Add enough water to make a thick gravy and let it boil once.
Switch off the heat and serve with hot puris.
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