Friday, February 27, 2009

Poori Masala

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.

Poori :
Ingredients :
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method :
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 :

Potato Masala:
Potatos - 6 medium
Onions - 2
Green chillies - 6
Urad daal - 1 spoon
Channa daal - 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro - for garnishing.

Method :
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!


pooja said...

Poori is one of my fav dish....Looking yummy....

jeyashrisuresh said...

happy birthday wishes to your son vidya.Poori is my son's fav. too.Whenever we go out to eat he will order poori.I didn't remember when i made it at home last time.shapes looks funny.!!!

sowmya said...

pooris look yumm..happy b'day to your kid..

Varunavi said...

Happy b'day to ur kid.I love this breakfast,i elder loves this

Indhu said...

very yummy... poori is my fav ... but then, too oily and hence I too try to avoid.. like the different shapes :)

Indhu said...

very yummy... poori is my fav ... but then, too oily and hence I too try to avoid.. like the different shapes :)

Madhumathi said...

Poori and potato masala looks great!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..yumyum combo..who would say no to it ???? i have wonderful gift to u..please get it

easycrafts said...

We too avoid making it much as it is deepfried..pls try adding a bit rava to the flour to make it stay puffed for little more time when we expect guests

Ann said...

Happy Belated b'day to him...Just pass my bear hug and sing a "Happy B'Day to you....Vib
And yes,Puris are great looking..They suit the occasion too.

Vibaas said...

thx all for your lovely comments and your wishes.

EC, thx for the tip. i didn't know that :)

Chitra said...

happy bday to ur kid..generally kids love pooris..donno abt my kid..have to see:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

pooi masala are made for each other, no doubt in it. vitta, saptunde irupen :)

Ashwini said...

Birthday wishes to your son Vib..Poori is my daughters fav too..Looks yummy with masala..

Cham said...

U made it too... Happy B'day to the little one! Who can deny is our fav breakfast! Lovely combo!

Preety said...

here comes my wishes for your prince..HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM PREETY AUNTY..

This is my fav combo hubby also don't like deep fried so i don't make this very often..

Enjoy your day..

DEESHA said...

Happy Birthday to your son .. I love poori masala, looks delicious

Priya said...

My hearty birthday wishes to your little sweet heart..poori n potato masala a prefect breakfast:)


Nice entry for the event,my son too does the same:)

Varsha Vipins said...

Did u pass my wishes n kiss?? :)
I loved that cute shaped Poori's..:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy birth day wishes to your Son, dear. Yeah...Poori is my fav' b'fast too. But hardly make it for the same reason, deep fried.

Akal's Saappadu said...

i feel so sorry i missed it that day! happy belated wishes to your son dear.
My little daughter loves poori massaala too! they look delicious!

Keerthana said...

Belated wishes to ur son!loved the different shaped pooris:)

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