Friday, May 30, 2008

Masala puris

For life to be interesting, you need to move away from the regular path every once in a have to welcome the unexpected. As Oswald says "A surprise never hurt anybody" (Sheesh....can't believe i am quoting Oswald.....can u tell I watch way too much Pogo these days???)
Well, the same rule applies to food too. Every now and then, you need to experiment, to get out of your comfort zone and just throw things together and cross your fingers and hope that something edible comes out of that strange combo that's in the pan.
Here's one such experiment that I tried....To make masala puris you need:
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Potatoes - 2 or 3 medium sized, boiled, peeled and mashed well
Onion - 1, chopped really fine
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 3/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

Combine all the ingredients together and knead into a smooth pliable dough adding just as much warm water as needed.
Make small lemon sized balls out of the dough and roll it out into small puris.
Heat some oil(enough to deep fry the puris) in a kadai. Slide one puri at a time gently into the hot oil. Turn over once so both sides are cooked and browned evenly. Remove and drain excess oil using a kitchen/paper towel.
Eat hot off the stove with thick yogurt and a spicy pickle on the side.....and trust me, once you've tried this, you'll never want to go back to plain puris ever again....

Speaking of surprises, there are two blogger buddies who made my day by passing on some lovely awards to me.
Sukanya has given me the yummy blog award.
Thank u really does mean a lot to me.
As a receiver of this award, I have to list out four of my favourite desserts. I really don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I'll try to list a few that I do like better than the rest.
  • Palada pradhaman
  • Rosogollas
  • Jilebis
  • Kaju Kathli
I'd now like to pass this award on to
Sowmya has passed on the Nice Matters Award to me. She says “Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.”
Thank you Sowmya.

The masala puris are off to Srivalli's Roti Mela.


Sireesha said...

Hey jayashree, Puris look delicious.Felling hungry now.Anything left for me.....

Happy cook said...

Hey thankyou for passing me the wonderful yummy award.
I do agree with you and Oswald one should expiriment.
I love the way u made masala puri, first time seeing it.
Looks delicious

Happy cook said...

Well I did wite t coment but aparently somethin g went wrong.
Thanyou for passing to me the yummy award. I am honoured.
Agree with you and oswald it is always good to expiriment.
Love the masala puri you have made

srivalli said...

heheh..thats obviously with kids around right..infact my athamma now knows most of the pogo serials...

puris are lovely..thank you so much for the entry!

Asha said...

Delicious! Before I learnt to make stuffed aloo parathas, I used to make aloo parathas like these puris, mixing everything together, tastes great. Enjoy the awards. See you next week!:)

Uma said...

Yum, masala puris look so delicious! Lovely stack. Congrats on your awards.

mitr_bayarea said...


the masala puris looks mouth-watering..guess u r right on dot about not wanting to eat plain puris once we sample this.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Jayashree....
This was a nice recipe. Looks so good. Never tried masala puris before. Have to try ur recipe...

Kalai said...

Puris look great! Congrats on the awards!! :)

sra said...

Enjoy your awards! The puris look tasty!

Rachel said...

Hey Thanks Jayashree... The delay in acknowledging was I couldn't comment on your blog for reasons that I don't know :)

easycrafts said...

The masala puris look yummy, Congrats on the award

Dee said...

Your puris look really yummy. I'd like to try the recipe but I'm not sure what Amchur is. Help?