Instant Pot Potato Masala

Potato masala (puri masala) is served with puri and used as a filling inside masala dosa. This is a one pot, one shot dish cooked in the Instant Pot.

Serves 3 – 4.


  • 2 tsp light oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  •  2 – 3 sprigs curry leaf
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and diced
  • 2 green chilies, slit and seeded
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled & chopped
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tsp cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice


  1. Heat oil in Instant Pot in sauté (normal) mode
  2. Once oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, dals, asafetida, turmeric, and curry leaves for tempering
  3. Add the onions, green chili, ginger and sauté covered for 2 minutes
  4. Add the potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup water.
  5. Lock the lid in place.
  6. Press manual or pressure cook and set the time to 4 minutes.
  7. Do a quick release 5 minutes or so after the pressure cook time is up
  8. Take a potato masher and mash everything coarsely in the pot.
  9. If too thick add water, if too wet press sauté to let excess moisture cook off.
  10. Cancel sauté and add lemon juice and cilantro.
Serve with poori, chapathi, paratha, rice or dosa.

Source: Elaichii

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