Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Poori kizhangu - Poori and Potato masala

Ingredients - Poori
1. Flour (Maida) - 5 cups
2.Wheat flour - 1cup
3.Salt
4.Oil -2tsp
      +
    1/2 to 1 cup for deep frying

Method
Combine maida, wheat flour, salt and a tsp oil and mix well . Add enough water and knead to a soft dough. Divide the dough into small portions. Dust some flour and roll each portion into small poories and deep fry in oil.


Things to remember
If maida alone is used, poori will be chewy and if more than 2 cups of wheat flour is used the poories will absorb more oil and it will be greasy.
The flattened pooris should be fried immediately or else they will become dry and the pooris will not be soft, but crisp when fried.
To get a crisp poori, roll the poori dough to thin circle. To get a poori that puffs up, roll the dough to round of 1/4inch thickness.

Potato masala
Ingredients
1.Potato - 300gms
2.Fennel Seeds - 1tsp
3.Onion - 1(large)
4.Green Chilly - 2
5.Ginger - 1inch piece
6.Turmeric powder - 1tsp
7.Bengal gram flour (kadalai mavu) or cornflour -2tsp (optional)
8.Oil-2tsp
9.Salt
10.Mustard+urad dal - 1tsp
11. Curry leaves - few


Method
1.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard+urad dal, fennel and curry leaves. Add sliced onion, slit green chillies, chopped  ginger, saute' for a minute or two. Add a cup of water, turmeric powder and bring to a boil, add cooked and mashed potatoes, salt and stir well. Let it boil on low heat.( Mix bengal gram flour or cornflour to a little cold water and add to the boiling masala and stir well till it becomes thick - optional.) Remove from heat and serve.
(If the masala is of the required consistency then avoid using b.g flour or cornflour, this is added just to thicken the potato masala. If the curry is boiled for a few more minutes, the liquid will evaporate and the masala will become thiick, this is what I do instead of using b.g or cornflour)

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