November 26, 2011

Poori and Masala

To make  poori
Wheat Flour - 2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Warm water - 1/2 cup
Oil -  2 tbsp
Oil for frying

To make masala
Potatoes - 2 
Onion (chopped) - 1 small
Green chiles( chopped) - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
A pinch of asafoetida



In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for Poori except the oil for frying.
Knead for 7 to 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover and keep it for 30 minutes
Then make small balls. Roll out each ball into a thin circular shapes.
Heat the oil in a pan and deep fry the pooris  turning them over once until deep golden in color. Serve warm with Masala


 Peel, dice and boil the potato until well cooked.
 Mash them well with the back of a spoon or a with the help of a masher. 
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 
when they pop up add Curry leaves, chopped onions and green chiles.
when they are soft add salt and turmeric powder 
Stir in the mashed potatoes and mix it well with the masala.
 Simmer it for 5 minutes keep on stirring well, so that it wont stick to the bottom.Remove from heat and serve warm with Pooris. This masala can be used as sidedish for chapathi also.

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