Poori Kilangu ( Puri Bhaji)

Simple, easy and one of the most common breakfasts throughout India is Poori Kilangu which is also called as Puri Bhaji or Poori Masala in different places.

Every region has it’s own way of making it. The recipe I have shared today is in South Indian style which is made normally at home.

My mom makes it very good and when she makes it, we would end up eating so many pooris that we forget to count. Hot poori’s along with kilangu is the best combination.

The recipe shared here has very less ingredients used and it has a good aroma from green chillies, boiled potato, curry leaves and coriander. It is less spicy too.

This can be served also with roti, flat bread though poori kilangu steals the show.


  • Potato- 5 ( medium sized)
  • Onion- 1 big ( finely sliced lengthwise)
  • Tomato- 1 big (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli- 2 ( small)
  • Ginger- 1 tsp ( finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal- 3/4th tbsp
  • Urad dal- 1 tsp ( full)
  • Curry leaves- 15
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Asafoedita powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Coriander leaves- handful
  • Salt- as needed.


Clean the potatoes well and boil them in pressure cooker till they are cooked completely. Cool them down.

Peel the skin and mash the potatoes with hands. Keep it separate.
Heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal and chana dal and saute till they turn golden.
Add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Let curry leaves turn crisp a little.
Add the finely sliced onion, ginger. Saute till onion gets translucent & the raw smell of the ginger disappear.
Once the onions turn translucent and the raw smell of ginger disappears, add the finely chopped tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
Once the tomatoes turn soft and mushy, add asafoedita powder, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for 1 more minute.
Mix everything together.
Add little water and cook for 1 more minute.
Add the mashed potatoes now. Adjust the water consistency as you need.
Check for the salt. Cook it covered for 2 to 3 minutes till they are all mixed together.
Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.


  • Adjust the spice as you need. 1 more green chilli can be added if you want it to be more spicy.
  • Potatoes can be boiled in open pan too till they are cooked well and the skin can be peeled.