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19.10.09

Paani Poori







Paani Poori:

Pani Puri. Paani Puri/poori. Golgoppa. Street Food - Paani Poori. Healthy version of Paani Poori.

I am not so good when it comes to chaat food, certainly its not my cup of tea. Though I like the fact of having fun with my friends, its totally unacceptable to my diet ritual! Its from fun to fever...each time!:( Hmmm, no...I don't really have any cravings for these pooris.

When it comes to food, its always associated memories for me than the actual food. A little remembrance from the 'fun days' back in time at Hyderabad. Miss my friends off-lately so much!! So, fixed it at home, tried to make it healthy(??!!) all along!

Ingredients:

For Poori

All purpose flour (but I used whole wheat)1 cup
Sooji/ semolina 2 spoons(I didnt have sooji, used yellow corn meal)
Salt to taste
Baking soda 1 pinch
Oil for deep frying.

For the Filling

Potatoes 1-2 (peeled, boiled & mashed)
Garbanzos/ Chickpeas/Chana 1 cup
Onion 1 chopped
Jalapenos 1 chopped
Tomato 1 chopped
Mint few chopped
Cilantro chopped
Lemon juice few spoons.

For Paani

Tamarind pulp - lemon size
Dates 8
Figs (not necessary, I used it for a change)
Black salt
Cumin seeds
Jaggery
Cilantro/coriander seeds
Black pepper/Peppercorns
Chaat masala powder.

Method:

Knead the dough for poori using all the ingredients, except oil. Then you know, divide them into equal parts...roll and deep fry them till they pop up well. Set aside.

Chana should be soaked overnight, salted and boiled. Now toss all the ingredients mentioned to it. Set aside.

Blend and puree the ingredients for paani there...filter the same, set aside.

Now assemble everything in order.

Just before serving, tap the pooris, fill in the chana and followed by paani...hmm then what, pop into your mouth...ha haa. There you go, repeat the same for all the helpings.