Potato Tomato Masala

Today will be like a “will it or will it not?” kind of a day. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar based calendar – based on the sighting of the moon – the days are not fixed like the Gregorian calendar. Also, the days in a month can be 29 or 30, but not more than that. Another interesting fact is that the calendar moves up 9 to 10 days early every coming year! Last year, Ramadan started on July 19, therefore this year it is tomorrow or day after. That is why every Muslim will observe Ramadan throughout all the seasons and times of the year in his lifetime. Interesting, right? πŸ™‚ In my upcoming posts, I will keep sharing some bit and pieces of information regarding Ramadan and how we see the month. My posts may not be regular, will solely depend upon time availability, but I am sure that all of you will continue giving me the same support during this blessed month of ours. πŸ™‚
Cooking vegetables is always a difficult thing at our place – I guess I’ve already mentioned that earlier and many of you had seconded me on that opinion as well!! If there is one vegetable that is readily accepted, then it is potatoes, however we rarely cook it considering my umma is a diabetic and she suffers from heart burns if she has anything from this family of vegetables, potatoes and tapioca included. One night, all that was available was potatoes and my B, who is our normal grocery purchaser, was out in action – read, outside of the home vicinity! So just went ahead and prepared this simple, no-hassle curry, that I adapted from “Magic Oven by Dr. Lakshmi Nair” and enjoyed it with some hot chapathis! This would taste amazing with pooris too…


Potato Tomato Masala

Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 medium potatoes cubed into small pcs
  • 3 large onions chopped thinly into square pcs
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Curry leaves handful
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water


  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Fry the curry leaves, then add in the onions, green chillies and potatoes and saute for around 5 minutes.
  • Add in the masala powders and saute for a minute, or till the raw smell goes.
  • Now add in the tomato peices along with salt and water and cook with the lid closed till the potatoes are done and the gravy is thickened.
  • Serve warm with rotis...

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  1. Makes me hungry, can have this masala with anything..

    1. thank u so much akka… πŸ™‚

  2. Potatoes in any form are loved at home…Looks delicious

    1. thank u so much kaveri…

    1. thank u so much veena…

  3. Hope Ramadhan begins tomorrow itself…lesser working hours πŸ˜‰ and this is a staple one at our place too..but i might go for just 1 tomato.

    1. i guess u r not alone in that case!!! hehe… athe, thakkalikokke enna vilaya, 1 thanne mathi!!! πŸ˜›

  4. I love this curry its my favourite. . Mom makes them for chapathi or poori πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much rekha… πŸ™‚

  5. Nice to know about Ramadhan & the dates calculation. Potatoes are a life saver most of the time at my place too. Like you said its very hard to eat only veggies for a non vegoholic:) I too make these for a quix fix meal with Rotis. BTW just remebered magic oven aunty when i read her name in your post:) I used to religiously watch her shows back in India some 5 years ago.

    1. thanks a lot sharon… dun let her read these comments of calling her aunty!!! she still features on TV and looks very much the same… hehe…

  6. Happy Ramadhan dear…May god bless you and your family with happiness and fulfill your wishes of vrath….
    loving that for poori…super yummy

    1. thank u so much divya… πŸ™‚

  7. looks fabulous..perfect for roti and poori..

    1. thank u so much gayathri…

  8. Looks delicious…..

    1. thank u so much hetal…

  9. Looks mouthwatering! Ramadan Kareem to you and family too…

    1. thank u so much dear…

  10. Potatoes are loved at our home too, the curry looks yummy, especially with rotis.

    1. thank u so much asha…

  11. Delicious masala.. Love to have it with chappati..

    1. thank u so much nithya…

  12. Wish you a very Happy Ramzaan to your and your family…
    The masala looks delicious and yummy…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  13. That's a simple & easy & tasty prep.. Great to have with rotis πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much chitra…

  14. U'll hardly find someone who doesn't like this dish!!! Lovely post, Rafeeda! πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  15. Great combo with chapatis ! Waiting to get new information about Ramadan from you Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much sree… really appreciate your excitement… πŸ™‚

  16. looks yummy!!!simple n easy…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  17. I make some version of this when I want a quick side Rafee. But I grab whatever fancies me at the time and go with that. He he πŸ™‚

    1. hehe priya… sometimes you have to do that… πŸ™‚

  18. Hmm.. The same question here Rafee.. "Will it be today or will it not? Waiting for the moon.. Love to have this perfect and delicious potato masala with hot roti's

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  19. Potatoes have their own charm.. Blends well with any veggie.. πŸ™‚ Wow.. this looks yummy dea..

    1. thank u so much sangeetha… πŸ™‚

  20. love this with chapati, kanji. yours look delicious.

    1. thank u so much sebeena…

  21. simple and delicious curry.

    1. thank u so much sona…

  22. delicious,easy to prepare curry….

    1. thank u so much preeti…

  23. Looks yummy. Beautifully presented.

    1. thank u so much divya…

  24. Hi Rafeeda, this potato masala look very appetizing, it should pair very well with naan bread. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe.

    Best regards.

    1. thank u so much amelia…

  25. Super combination for chapathi.

    1. Thanks a lot…

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