Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels

Kizhangu Pottalam (Spicy Potato Masala Parcel is a very popular dish in Madurai Nei Mittai kadai (a very small shop near Madurai Busstop). Its a spicy Potato masala packaged inside a lotus leaf (Thamari Ilai). Its so famous among the local Madurai people. People usually bring lunch from home and get this Potato parcel from this famous Nei Mittai Shop and guess what, actually we tend to eat more and more with this small Potato Parcel. This spicy Potato Masal is so tempting and especially with curd rice we  would love it so so much. Most of us have the practice of adding besan only for stir-fry potatoes, but here in this masala, the potatoes and mashed up nicely and then mixed with other spices along with besan. This enhances the flavor of the masala. This spicy Potato Masala is a perfect side dish for any variety rices like tomato rice, lemon rice etc...

Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels
Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels



Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels
Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels

Ingredients:
Potato3 Big, Boiled, Peeled & Mashed
Shallots, Chopped1 Cup
Green Chilli2, Finely Chopped
Finely Chopped Ginger1 Teaspoon
Finely Chopped Garlic1 Teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew
Red Chilli Powder 1 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Turmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Besan / Gram Flour2 Tablespoon
Finely Chopped Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing
Gingelly Oil2 Tablespoon
Fennel Seeds1 Teaspoon


Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels
Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels
Method:
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add fennel seeds and allow it to sputter. Then, add green chili, garlic, ginger and curry leaves and fry in oil 
  2. Then add the chopped shallots along with turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt and sauté the shallots till they are nicely golden brown
  3. When the onions are nicely sautéed, add gram flour along with boiled and mashed potatoes and mix everything well. Adjust salt if necessary
  4. When the masala is combined well with potatoes, garnish with coriander leaves
  5. Mouth-Watering Madurai special Kizhangu Pottalam ready! Pack it up on a lotus leaf and enjoy this delicious and scrumptious Spicy Potato Masala
  6. Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels
    Madurai Kizhangu Pottalam | Spicy Potato Masala Parcels

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