November 4, 2011

Easy Crunchy pani poori...!!

pani pooris are famous street snack in also u can found it in many  restaurant menus....PANI is for water and poori is light  puffed bread .It is a crispy , hollow puri which is deep fried filled with mixture of water made from mint leaves , coriander, chaat masala n stuffed with boiled potato pieces and chick peas...
it's my second time when i got perfect crisp puris ..:)..actually, it depends upon rolling the dough evenly and perfect temperature for may come out soft not crisp or don't puff well but by trying u will get the right consistency for dough ...just takes minutes to make and just sec. to be finished right from plate...:):)
for pani or making spicy water just grind the below mentioned ingredients ..and add water to it..let's try it..!!!

Fine Sooji or semolina – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder – 1/8 tsp
Warm Water – 1/4 cup
All-Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 Tbsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Oil – for deep frying
  • In a  bowl , add Sooji, Salt and Baking Powder. Mix well.
  •  Add warm water and soak the sooji...or semolina don't add too much water..
  • Now add All-Purpose Flour and knead the sooji for 5 minutes until it become  smooth and firm.
  •  Add 1 tsp Oil and knead ..
  • Wrap dough in a cling wrap or cover it and let it rest for 20 minutes. 
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  •  Divide dough in small pieces and roll out each puri or u can  roll a big round and use a cookie cutter or cap of a bottle to cut round puris.
  •  Deep fry puris until light golden brown and crisp and remove them onto a paper towel 
for making pani for panipoori:
1/2 cup Tamarind (Imli) Pulp can make in home by soaking it in warm water
2 cups Water
2 tblsp roasted Cumin Seed (Jeera) Powder
Coriander Leaves
3 Green Chilly or red chilli powder
2 tblsp Mint Leaves (Pudina Leaves)
1 tblsp Black Salt (kala namak )
sugar for sweetness as per taste

  •  GRIND all ingredients.
  • Adjust spices and tangyness to taste.
  • Strain through a wire strainer to remove any rough bits.
  • boil potato and chick peas can use cannned ones also..stuff it in puri dip in spicy water and serve...ENJOY!! this mouth watering dish...:)

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