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Pani Puri

posted 2 Jun 2012, 04:45 by R A   [ updated 20 Jul 2012, 22:06 ]
Contest entry posted by Sowpernica of Sowpernica's Kitchen

Puri’s – 20 to 25 (home-made or store bought)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Date & tamarind chutney:
Tamarind water – 1 cup (small lemon sized tamarind ball)
Jaggery – 5 teaspoons
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Dates – 10
Cumin seeds powder – 1 teaspoon
Green Pani:
Water - 1 ½ litres
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
Pani puri masala – 2 teaspoons
Kala Namak (black salt) – ½ teaspoon
Salt – 1 ½ teaspoons
Grind together:
Mint leaves – ½ bunch
Coriander stem – a handful
Coriander leaves – a handful
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Green chillies – 3 or 4
Ginger – a small piece
Boiled potatoes – 3
Boiled white channa – 1 cup
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoons (finely chopped)
Chat masala – ¼ teaspoon

Grind together all the ingredients mentioned.
Add it to water with panipuri masala powder, kala namak, salt, lemon juice & stir well for the ingredients to mix well.
Refrigerate the pani for 3 to 4 hours. (Or the ground contents could be mixed with chilled water)
Date & Tamarind chutney:
Pressure cook all ingredients for 2 whistles.
Once cooled, grind to smooth paste.
Strain to remove to residue.

Coarsely mash potatoes & channa.
Add salt, chat masala, finely chopped onions & coriander leaves, mix well.
Poke with thumb at the centre of each puri.
Stuff each puri with a teaspoon of filling.
Add ¼ teaspoon of date & tamarind paste to each puri.
Immerse into green pani & consume immediately.
For home made puri’s:
Wheat flour –  ½ cup
Sooji (rava) –  ½ cup
Salt – ¼ teaspoon

Mix rava, wheat flour, salt and enough water to knead into a soft dough.
Let it stand at least an hour.
Knead well again the dough.
Divide into small portions & roll out each to thin chappathi’s.
Cut small puris from it with any small cap.
Deep fry puris in hot oil.
When puri is puffed from one side, turn it over and continue frying till puffed from both the sides becomes crisp and light brown in colour.
Drain on paper towel.

Tip : For extra crispy puri’s microwave for a few minutes.