Pani puri recipe
Star ingredients:Small puris,mashed potatoes and sweet n spicy water
Paani poori can be broken into 3 components.
1.Home made pooris
3.Sweet n spicy water
Home made pooris
1 cup rava
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornflour
1.Mix all the ingredients together and form a stiff dough.Knead it just for very little time.Don’t add more water.Let it rest for just 15 minutes.
2.Now roll half of the dough into a big circle.It should be little bit thicker than chapathi,but not overly thin.Cut out small circles using the lid of a small box.
3.Heat Oil for deep frying,deep fry the puris from both sides on medium flame.The puri should puff up and become crisp.
4.Allow the pooris to cool thoroughly.These pooris stay well for 3-4 days when stored airtight.
Pressure cook 3-4 potatoes.Peel and mash the potatoes well,add a pinch of chaat masala,salt,cilantro leaves and mix well.
Sweet n spicy pani
A small lemon sized ball of tamarind
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
4 dried dates
3 teaspoons grated jaggery
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 green chilli
1 dried red chilli
1.Grind everything to a smooth paste adding very little water.This should be of chutney consistency.
2.Bring this chutney to one boil and allow to coll completely.Refrigerate till use(This chutney can be used for various chaat preparations.This keeps well for 20 days)
3.Take 3 tablespoons of chutney and add 3/4 cup water.Now pani for pani puri is ready.
Assembling and eating
1.Arrange the required number of puris in a plate.Make a hole in the center.
2.Keep some potato stuffing,pour required amount of pani and devour immedietly 🙂
1.There are no specific measurements for stuffing or pani in this recipe.Just add how much ever you want as per your taste.
2.You can add finely chopped onions along with potato.
3.Some of you might wonder why I have not used moong for stuffing,but we have always liked this version more 🙂