Friday, July 20, 2007

Besan puri

Cooking is my passion, I keep on trying new recipes. As my husband always says "Cooking Is An Art, Don't be scared of trying new things". I totally agree with him on this. I originally learnt this recipe from my mother in law when she came to Seattle to visit us. The first time I tasted this it was good. A perfect dish for those nice rainy days. She makes this dish without onions, but in my pursuit to try something different I thought of adding onions. I personally feel that Onions goes with anything and the extra Oomph! factor. And it came out awesome. Loved it. Hope you try it and like it too.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

For the dough :

1 cup of Wheat Flour (Atta)
Salt to taste
Water as needed to make the dough

For the stuffing:
1/2 cup gram flour
4-5 green chillies finely chopped
1 cup onions finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
3-4 pinches asafoetida(hing)
2 tsp amchur powder(Green mango powder)
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1"(25mm) ginger grated
1 tbsp. coriander finely chopped
Oil / Clarified butter for making the puri

1.Knead the flour with water and salt into a soft dough. Keep aside.

For the stuffing:
1.Heat a pan add oil, add the cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds starts to crackle. Add green chillies, ginger and asafoetida(hing) cook for sometime.
2. Add onions, fry till they are translucent. Add Chilli powder, tumeric powder, garam masala, amchur powder. Mix well. Then add gram flour and fry it till the raw smell of the flour is gone and it is cooked.
3. Add chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste. Mix well. Remove from the flame and keep it aside.

4. Roll out the dough in 4 cm diameter. Place 1 tablespoon of the stuffing in the centre and closed the edges. Roll out with a light hand using dry flour, in order not to break the dough open. Roll out aprox. 6 inches round.

5. Now cook on a tava (Griddle or pan) with Ghee (clarified butter) until light brown on both the sides.

6. Serve hot with yogurt or pickles.

Note: If you think there is less gram flour in the stuffing you can add more as needed.


Padma said...

hey I always admire your pictures and presentation. Your write up is so neat. And this besan puri looks great. I too believe that cooking is
all about experimenting... Nice post

Anupama said...

hi Athika, Thanks for dropping by on my blog. I like this idea of besan puri and one more fantastic thing I have found on your blog is The Eggless Cake. I have been searching for a good recipe for ages. I'll try it out . Thanks! You are a great cook yourself.

Athika said...

Hey Padma, Thanks for the compliment. I think pictures help us to understand how the receipe look like and step by step pictures makes it much easier. I try to take as many pictures as I can.

Hey Anupama, Thanks for visiting my blog I appreciate that. I have tried so many different receipe of eggless cake and I found this the best. It comes out very good. Hope you like it.

Sharmi said...

hey Athika, this is really new and nice, I loved the stepwise pics. have to try out. bookmarking. BTW I forget to mention each time I visit your blog, You have a great smile!!

My Space My Thoughts! said...

hey.. after looking at your blog.. decided to try this besan puri.. and it was delicious... loved it! thanks so much..