Today is my toddler's birthday and i first thought of posting a sweet recipe, but i changed my mind to post this. This is his favorite. Not just his, his big brother's too. We all love it, but i hardly make it, as it is deep fried. Infact, i didn't make it at all after my toddler was born. We had it at our friend's place and at my mom's place when i went to india and i noticed that both my kids really enjoyed it. So, i made it recently and they loved it.
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Add little water at a time to the wheat flour and make a pliable dough. Cover and keep aside for 1/2 - 1 hour. Divide into equal sized balls and roll them. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them. To get fluffy pooris, make sure the oil is not too hot. It should be between medium and medium high. The dough should also be thicker than chappati dough and when you roll them, it should be thicker than for chappatis
I didn't take the pictures immediately, so they all got flattened by the time i took the camera out :(
In south india, when you say poori, potato masala is what comes to one's mind. It's a very popular breakfast entry(yes! Breakfast!! ) in restaurents. When i saw the Made for each other event announcement, this is what came to my mind and that's one of the reasons why i picked this. Another reason is that i didn't prepare anything else this month that would suit this event :) I could've put in some efforts and prepared something healthy, but it's too late now :(
Coming back to masala, here is the recipe :
Potatos - 6 medium
Onions - 2
Green chillies - 6
Urad daal - 1 spoon
Channa daal - 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro - for garnishing.
Heat some oil and add mustard seeds and hing. When the mustard seeds pop, add curry leaves, green chillies, urad daal and channa daal and fry till the daals are golden brown. Add chopped onions and saute till they are translucent. Add boiled and cut potatos and salt and cook for sometime. Add 1/2 - 1 cup of water and cook till the potatos look kind of mashed. Garnish with cilantro. Tastes so good with Pooris. It made me forget all my resolutions about eating healthy and made me feel guilty after i pigged out on the pooris. Sigh!
I am sending this to Asvadha's wonderful MFEO :)
My toddler is into shapes now..So he gets all his dosas, rotis and pooris in different shapes and he loves it. Here's my toddler's special - Shapes Pooris :) I took these immediately so they are still puffed up unlike my flat pooris in the above picture!
Hi after a long time.
7 years ago