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July 13, 2009

PANI PURI

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I’ve tasted pani puri only 2 times in chaat corners and my MIL tried it once long time back..I don’t remember how she made itWink.But it was very goodThumbs-up..From then i had an eye on this and last week i tried my own by referring a chaats special book which i bought in train:) In most of the blogs and websites i’ve seen the recipe of pani puri with a minimum of two chutneys..I think this is the authentic way of making it..But in my book only one chutney is given..I found it easier and i made some changes..It came out very well and my hubby liked it so much and asked for moreDancing..The only part which i felt little time consuming is the making of puri..I told this to my husband and my sweet hubby bought some ready puris from a shopKiss.So if u want to make the process very simple , u can buy the ready made puris which are available in stores..But what i personally feel is that the store bought puris are harder and is of no salt..These kind of puris degrades the taste of this yummy snack.May be the puri (unbranded) i bought  here is not good..So I am not sure about this. Check in ur place ..Okay..now coming to the recipe and pics..,
pani puri set
Ingredients
For puri:
  • Rava/semolina – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour/Maida – 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – as  needed
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Oil – to deep fry
For sweet & sour chutney
  • Coriander leaves – 1 handful
  • Mint leaves – 1 handful
  • Seedless Dates – 5-6 nos (soak in little warm water)
  • Tamarind – 2 seeds(-do)
  • Green chilly – 2-3 nos
  • Jaggery – small gooseberry size
  • Salt – little
  • Lime juice – few drops..
For stuffing the puri..
  • Big onion – 2  nos (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 bunch (finely chopped)
  • Sprouted green gram – 1/4cup (optional)
  • Boiled and mashed potato – 2 nos
  • Red chilly powder –1/2 tsp
  • Jeera powder – 1/4 tsp
  • salt – a pinch.
Method:
  • Mix maida , rava, rice flour with required salt, water and a tsp of oil and knead well.Set aside for half an hour covering with a wet cloth..(In the mean time u can prepare chutney)
  • Again knead for sometime to make it soft and smooth..
  • Roll it into thin chappathis (shouldn’t be too thin or thick)and using a round shaped mould cut the single chappathi into small puris..Take the puris and keep it on a polythene sheet by covering with a wet cloth..The puris should not be dried.. 
shape
  • Heat oil in a wok-Deep fry these puris in batches on both sides..As soon as u put the puri in the hot oil, press it with a ladle ,the puri puffs up bubbling on sides..once the bubbles ceases,turn it over and repeat the same..Arrange it in a serving plate.!!
Chutney :
  • Grind all the items given under “for chutney” to a smooth thick paste by adding little water.The lemon juice should be added while grinding because it helps to retain the color..(if u want u can omit the tamarind seeds and add more lime juice..)
  • Transfer this chutney into a bowl and u can keep this chutney for 3-4 days by refrigerating it..
  • Now take the required amount of chutney and dilute it with water and ur pani is ready!! Check for salt ,spice and sweetness..If anything is less, u can add..For spice , u can add red chilly powder and for sweet u can add powdered jaggery.
CHUTNEY -PANI PURI Pani 1
Stuffing:
  • Take the boiled potato in a bowl and mash it well without any lumps..
  • Add the redchilly powder,jeera powder and salt to it..
Take a puri…make a hole on the top side of the puri with ur thumb and stuff it with the mashed potato  mixture,sprouted grams,onion and coriander leaves in the same order..
Finally fill it with pani and serve immediately!!  ENJOY!!
Some puris dint puff up well as i expected .So i just crumbled those puris and took in a plate..I added little chutney ,finely chopped onions,grated carrot and coriander leaves into it..Mixed it well and poured little pani over it!! It was very nice and tasty..It tasted more like papdi chaat. But iam not sure wat is papdi chat Winking smile…Friends , please let me know about it …
papidi chat

KITCHEN CLINIC:
RAVA/SEMOLINA:
Semolina, unenriched
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 360 kcal   1510 kJ
Carbohydrates -72.83 g
- Dietary fiber  3.9 g 
Fat-1.05 g
- saturated-  0.15 g
- monounsaturated - 0.124 g 
- polyunsaturated  -0.43 g 
Protein -12.68 g
Water -12.67 g
Vitamin A equiv.  0 μg  -0%
Thiamine (Vit. B1)  -0.28 mg 
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) - 0.08 mg 
Niacin (Vit. B3) - 3.31 mg  
Vitamin B6 - 0.1 mg
Folate (Vit. B9) - 72 μg 
Vitamin B12  -0 μg  
Vitamin C - 0 mg
Calcium - 17 mg
Iron  -1.23 mg
Magnesium - 47 mg
Phosphorus  -136 mg
Potassium - 186 mg  
Sodium - 1 mg
Zinc - 1.05 mg
MAIDA:
  • All-purpose flour is made from a blend of high-gluten hard wheat and low-gluten soft wheat and contains 10-11% protein. It is used for a wide variety of recipes, from breads to cookies and cakes. All-purpose flour comes in 2 basic forms: Bleached and unbleached, which can be used interchangeably. Cake or pastry flour is fine-textured soft wheat flour with a high starch content. It makes very tender cakes and pastry.
  • Bleached wheat flour enriched (niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)
  • This is a flour that was subjected to flour bleaching agents for health purposes, to whiten it (freshly milled flour is yellowish), and to give it more gluten-producing potential, Oxidizing agents are usually employed, most commonly organic peroxides like acetone peroxide or benzoyl peroxide, nitrogen dioxide, or chlorine.
  • White flour doesn't stick to arteries. It is, however, metabolized like sugar, which means it leads to a quick spike in blood sugar because it has the fiber removed, which would slow down the metabolism. The things we add to it to enrich it redeem it somewhat.
TRIED & TASTED:
MASALA CHAI FROM ASHA’S FOODIE’S HOPECoffee
I was searching for spicy tea and i came across this fresh flavoured masala chai in asha’s blog..My FIL used to drink tea in the evening and i prepared this for him..He liked it..My MIL just tasted a sip wanted to have the same .So i again prepared it for her..Thanks a ton dear AshaHappy
masala chai


24 comments :

  1. That pani poori looks yummy dear...
    According to my knowledge,papdi is a flat poori which iss more flaky and loaded with ajwain than the regular unpuffed poori's...
    If you would have covered it with sev,you can call it sev poori..:)

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  2. great job looks delicious I have never made it either

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  3. hi Looks yumm chitra :) I love chaats, ur presentation and other snaps are very tempting..I am staying away from chaats from a few days as it's one of my heaviest indulgences ;)
    Now dearie u know how to temptdont you ?! ;)
    Enjoy!!

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  4. Pani poori looks so great and yummy Chitra.

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  5. what a yummy chat platter ! Wow - I am hungry...

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  6. Thanks a lot dearies for ur sweet comments..:)
    @prathiba,thanku so much dear for telling me about papdi chat:)

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  7. Wow.. panipuri.. looks delicious and very tempting.. inviting pics..

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  8. Pani puri looks so yummy Chitra and also ur masala chai :)
    I too agree with Prathibha... if you add some sev on top, then you can call it as sev puri :)

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  9. Even I had pani puri from chat corners..Yours look professional ..

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  10. Love both the Pani Poori and the masala chai.

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  11. Nice combo every one loves this combo.very perfect.Can i have the plate of pani puri

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  12. wow! those gol guppas ..Wow! lovely post ..very inviting!:P

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  13. Pani puri looks awesome! How I wish I could have right now! Hvae never had papdi chaat before!

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  14. Wow...yummy pictures....please pass on that plate of pani puri :)

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  15. i am looking forward for my trip to india and one thing ,am dying to do is to gorge on panipuris..hehe my favourite...

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  16. Wow,really looks yummy,love to have a plate! lucky Sen;D
    Next time try some other brand,they might be gud:)

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  17. Yummmy this looks exactly the same..!

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  18. My fav..i miss pani puri sooo much:(
    i just had papdi chaat yesterday...courtesy my mom:)

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  19. Love paani puris. As you said, I think nothing can match home made fresh puris.

    BTW, its Asha's for T&T event for this month. You can send the chai for that.

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  20. yummy crispy poori's.....lovely chat

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  21. sorely deeply miss pani puri's..looks yummy dear..:)

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  22. Looks good!!!, It made me interested to make and taste one.

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