Sunday, August 19

I hate puri......... Do I?

It has been a very long time that I made puri at home. I hate PURI... why? Because once upon a time eating them too much I looked like puri. I did not realise until my valuable teenage passed :(

I was mad about them and it was one of my best favorite sunday morning breakfast. I use to eat them as if I will not get them next time, I don't know why. And there was a hotel in Miryalguda where I use to order only puri but nothing else because the vegetable kurma that comes along with it was simply superb. For about an year I ate them on a regular basis. Since I learned a lesson, later I minimized it so much that I even forgot that I haven't ate them for such a long time.

All the bloggers around me reminded me of them by showing such a beautiful pictures and poor me natuarally got tempted to make them. All fault of Anita who decided to celebrate Independence day week with Puris (You know deep in my heart I love her for selecting this, don't you?) So, here is the PURI that I made:

Protein Rich Puri:

A proof to show puffed up PURI

1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Soy Flour
1/3 cup 1% Milk Fat Cottage Cheese
Salt as per taste

Add some water to the above ingredients, mix them all together to form a stiff dough. Let it rest for a while.

In the mean time make the Alu Kurma:

3 Big Potatoes
1/2 Medium Onion
1 Medium Tomato
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
a pinch Turmeric
1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt as per taste

Grind these into paste:

1/2 Medium Onion
1/4 Roasted Peanuts
3 Cinnamon Sticks (dalchini)
3 Cardamom Pods (elaichi)
3 Cloves (lavang)
2 tsp Poppy Seeds (ghas ghas)
1 tbsp Raw Coconut grated

1. Peel, cut into cubes and boil potatoes in lot of salted water.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion, saute until it becomes translucent. Add the paste and saute for a minute add boiled potatoes, chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and about a cup of water and let it cook covered for 5 t0 7 minutes.

3. Add chopped cilantro and cook uncovered for a minute and remove from the stove.

Now make small balls of Puri dough and roll them into small circles and deep fry them in oil. Hot hot Puri Masala kurma is ready to be served.

I could only click one picture, as I was in hurry to put them into my mouth :)


Anita said...

Hima, I am so glad you gave in to your craving finally! Perfect picture of a fluffed up puri there. The kurma with khus khus will be the perfect spicy nutty accompaniment to these soft puris.

Welcome to the Party.

TBC said...

Wow! Your version is nutritious.Adding soya & cheese makes it alright to eat these without feeling gulity:-)

Roopa said...

wow adding cheese to puris is new gal :) looks perfect

Cynthia said...

Your puris are perfect! Blame all the cravings on Anita :)

Hima said...

Hi Anita, Thanks I enjoyed having puris, all the credit goes to you for reminding me of those.

Hi TBC, adding little bit of soy flour increases the protein quantity. I read it somewhere so whenever I make chapathis I make it that way, I din't know what to make with cottage cheese, I used in this and worked out well. As you said it will atleast make you feel there is something good in it that you can eat :)

Hima said...

Hi Roopa, That is something knew that I found out here after I am going to use the cottage cheese in making my phulkas also, since it low in fat, it is harmless and increases your protein intake. I hope I am right.

Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much. I did blame all the cravings on Anita ;)

Sharmi said...

aloo kurma looks yum. I make them rarely. have to try them sometime.

Hima said...

Thanks Sharmi, so you are also getting motivated to make some hehe :)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hima, like your nutritious pooris. A new recipe for the event !great going!

Laavanya said...

That's a nice twist on the puris and the kurma - both are different from the usual ones. Looks delicious.

Hima said...

Hi latha, thank you so much.

Hi lavanya, oh ya me too, liked the twist on the puris. thank you so much.

Suma Gandlur said...

Even today, I have the same attachment to pooris as you said. Every time, it's like the last time I am laying my hands upon them. Love your version of korma and protein rich poori. BTW where do you buy your soyflour?

Hima said...

Hi Suma, I bought the flour in Sun Harvest groceries store. I usually go there to buy some unique items like soy flour, egg replacer etc.,

SeeC said...

LOL 'I hate puri'...

Nice presentation Hima.
Thats a innovative way of adding soy flour.

urban vegan said...

I'm not a fan of deep fried food, but my little nephew loves puri. He says it with a perfect Indian accent--or so his Indian freinds tell him--and he's Italian.

Vcuisine said...

Adding soya flour and cottage cheese is a good idea Hima. Pooris are perfect. Viji

Lakshmi said...

Learned something new from you! Adding cheese to poori flour! I am sure it must be tasting yumm after that addition.

Asha said...


Hima said...

Hi urban vegan, hehe nice to know that your nephew likes indian food.

Hi viji, thanks a lot.

Hi lakshmi, oh ya, they were very tasty.

Hi asha, thank you so much. The kurma was really good, something that came out of my imagination as I wanted to make the kurma that I use to have in the hotel at miryalguda.

Richa said...

wow that looks absolutely yummy! sure is protein rich :)

swapna susarla said...

Poori is a very nice break fast right.looking so yummy!!

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