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Poori Bhaji with a twist of Egg


This is for “A Mad Tea Party’s” Poori Bhaji Party. Hope I am not late. Though I made them I was not able to take photos of them. Now I again made them for just me and my daughter (well R has gone to office and takes his box) J .My Mom used to make them very often for Sunday breakfast or call them brunches. I was the one who pressed lot of pooris in the poori maker (well I am greedy as I would get one extra poori). Even if I am not able to eat them I want that extra poori. Well now-a-days we don’t make them being health conscious and all and looking how much oil it takes (well if made perfect it don’t take too much oil). May be once a month. But the day we make them we have them to heart. As I told earlier I made these for lunch all within a span of 15mins.

Preparation time: 5mins

Cooking time: 10mins

Ingredients:

Onion…………………1 big cut lengthwise

Green chillies……………2 cut lengthwise

Potatoes………………………2 big

Egg………………………………1

Gramflour……………………1 tsp

Salt…………………………….to taste

Red chilli powder…………..1 tsp

Turmeric powder…………..1/2 tsp

Water……………………………1 cup

Tempering:

Oil…………………1 tsp

Red chillies…………1

Mustard seeds………1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds…………1/4 tsp

Curry leaves……….4

Method:

1. In a pressure pan heat oil and add all the tempering ingredients one by one. Let them splutter. Add onions and green chillies let them fry.

2. Now add potatoes and all the ingredients except egg and gram flour should go in. cover and cook for 2 whistles.

3. Mean while mix the poori dough and keep it in fridge.

4. Now take off the whistle and cover check the water if u want can add some more now in a tsp of water mix gram flour and add it to the bhaji

and now add one egg let it stay before mixing till it gets thick now mix well mashing the egg into little balls.

5. That’s it it’s done.


Now coming to Pooris:

  1. Wheat flour, Salt to taste, Water mix all together and add a little oil to coat at the end. Keep it in fridge till u r ready to make. Pooris will turn out well if u make them within 5mins or 10mins if u have to wait keep in fridge (not for long). I made them right away.
  2. Make balls out the dough and roll them round with 4 or 6 inch diameter (as u wish depending on ur pan size)
  3. Heat oil in pan to deep fry the pooris. The oil should be hot and poori should raise once u drop it in oil.turn around and heat till u get light gold brown drain and remove. You get nice pluffy pooris.

Enjoy them hot.

Butter Naan

                                                         Butter Naan

This is from my friend swapna…….i made no changes except litlle bit less yeast.They r great and that to o made them on a tawa aren’t  they looking great as perfect naans……my hubby patted me saying good going…u too learned cooking…….

Ingredients:

All purpose flour………………..2 cups.

yeast…………………………………1/2 tsp.

yogurt……………………………….3 tbsp.

egg……………………………………1

butter……………………………….1tsp

salt…………………………………….1tsp

baking soda………………………1/2 tsp

sugar…………………………………1 tsp

luke warm water……………..3 tsp

warm water……. for kneading the dough

Method:

1.Mix sugar and yeast in luke warm water and set aside covering it for 10-15 mins.It starts to rise.

2.Now mix in a bowl flour and all the remaining ingredients and the yeast.

3.Add warm water if needed,knead the flour like u do for rotis.Be sure its not loose.

4.Knead for 5 min cover and set in warm place for 2 hrs.the dough raises again press it and leave for 1 hr.

Preparing Naan:

1.Now as the dough is ready,take a small ball size and press it in triangle shape.

2.Make triangle shape using rolling pin.

3.Heat tawa and place rolled naan on tawa.heat on both sides,dab with butter on both sides and set aside.

4.Serve hot with gravy curry like chiken tikka masala,chicken butter masala,navratan korma……….whatever u ike.

I had mine with mushroom gravy.They are absolutely delicious.Home made naan. 

ALOO-CARROT PARATHA

ALOO-CARROT PARATHA                                                                                                                             

                          

This is one of the best and easy recipie i can prepare.My kid eats it at anytime like maybe breakfast,lunch or dinner.It doesn’t matter to her and for me that is enough.

Ingredients:

For the stuffing:

potatoes…………2 (big)

carrots…………….2

green chilli……1

onion……………..1/2(small)

cilantro………….1/2 bunch

cumin seeds…..1tsp

garlic…………….1(small)

salt…………………1tsp

garam masala….1tsp

oil……………………1tsp

For the dough:

whole wheat flour(durum atta)……………2 cups. 

water…………as required.

Method:

First in a bowl mix wheat flour and salt  mix with water and knead.The shouldnot be sticky nor it should be dry.then coat it with oil.cover and keep aside.

Stuffing:

In a bowl boil potatoes and carrots.

peel the potatoes , carrots and mash them , add salt and garam masala.

Now in a frying pan take 1tsp of oil ,add cumin seeds,chopped garlic let them splutter ,add chopped onion and green chilli let them fry for a sec.

Now add the mashes potato and carrot mixture fry it for min add cilantro .

let the mixture cool and make balls of equal size.

Making Parathas:

Take the dough and spread it , make a cup shape folding the four side corners.

Now place the ball stuffing in it and cover the chapati by folding on all sides.

Now press the chapati and transver it on to tava on medium heat.

let it fry on both sides spread with butter,ghee or oil as u wish.

ohhhhhhh……….the mouth watering parathas r ready.want a bite…….