potato palya
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potato palya

simple potato masala served with davangere butter dosa.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: karnataka, south indian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 300 grams potatoes Or 3 to 4 medium potatoes
  • 50 to 60 grams onion Or 1 medium onion, chopped Or 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small green chili (hari mirch) - finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required


boiling potatoes

  • take 300 grams or 3 medium sized potatoes. rinse them well and then steam or boil them till they are completely cooked. 
  • if cooking in a pressure cooker, then cook the potatoes for 4 to 5 whistles with enough water.
  • when they are still warm or slightly hot, peel and mash them roughly. keep aside.

making potato palya

  • in a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil. add 1/3 cup chopped onions.
  • saute the onions till translucent.
  • add the finely chopped green chili. if you want you can also add 2 to 3 green chilies. stir well.
  • then add the roughly mashed potatoes.
  • season with salt. mix very well and saute for a minute.
  • serve potato palya with davangere butter dosa or regular dosa.