Friday, 21 September 2012

Methi-Ajwain-Kalonji Poori(Diwali Recipe)

Poori is a typical morning snack in India.It can be made with whole wheat(atta),all purpose flour(maida) or a mix of both along with sooji(coarse wheat flour).There are different varieties of pooris and I have tried to used dried methi leaves(fenugreek leaves) or kasuri methi and a little ajwain(carom seeds) and kalonji(onion seeds).Pooris taste great with halwa,potato curry or chick peas curry.
For the Dough
All purpose flour-2 cups
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Sooji-3 tablespoon
Salt -1/2 teaspoon
Ajwain-1/2 teaspoon
Kalonji-1/2 teaspoon
Kasuri methi-2 teaspoons(crushed with hands)
Water-to make dough
Ghee/Oil-2 teaspoon for the dough
Oil-3 cups for frying the pooris

To Make the Dough
-Take a big container and add all the above ingredients except water and mix well with hand.
-Slowly add little water to make a nice and soft dough.
-The dough should not be hard or watery.
Wrap the dough in a cling wrap or cover it with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

For the Puris
-Divide the dough into small balls.
-Take a rolling pin and and a cup of whole wheat flour and take a small ball of the dough and make small rounds.Dust a little wheat flour if the small round becomes sticky.
-Roll out the small balls to make round and small pooris.
-Heat 3 cups of oil in and pan and ensure that the oil isn't very hot as the pooris will burn while frying.
-Heat the pan on medium flame and add 1 poori at a time and fry it turning both sides in oil.
-Take out and keep on a tissue paper.
-Repeat with the rest of the pooris.
-Serve hot with potato bhajji or any curry or halwa of your choice.
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  1. Yummy...I am definitely going to try them out. Feeding kids is so difficult right? I have to literally bribe my kid with a pack of Jumpin, his fav drink to feed him.

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