Haaa... Today is the second day of blogging marathon. I made masala puri today for the street food category and it came out so yummy. Thankfully, i bought a pack of puri's during my grocery shopping to satisfy my H's thirst for chaat items and it really helped me save some time as my baby had already started getting cranky..I've so many things to type ,so ,with no further delay ,lemme start my work.. Njoy guys !!!
To make Masala Puri :
Puri's ( I used store bought -- will give the recipe later)
Chopped coriander leaves
Beaten yoghurt / curd
Boil 2 potatoes for a whistle and peel the skin. Crush the potatoes and keep it ready
To make Ragda :
Cooked peas -- 1 cup
Onions -- Finely chopped -- 1 cup
Tomato -- finely chopped -- 1 cup
Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Red chilli powder -- 1/2 tsp (add acc to taste)
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Cumin powder -- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder -- 1/4 tsp
GG paste -- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind pulp -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- to taste
Coriander leaves -- a handful
Oil -- 1 tbsp
Take a karahi and pour the oil. Fry the cumin seeds when the oil is hot and then add the onions . Sacld well for a minute until it starts changing colour. Now add the tomatoes and cook well until it's totally disintegrated. Add salt while sauteing the onions. Add all the dry powders (turmeric,red chilli,coriander and garam masala )I like to add garam masala now. (if u don like it, u may add it when u r abt to finish the gravy) Saute the dry powders well in the masala for few minutes. Finally dump the cooked peas along with the water used for cooking and mix it. Pour in the tamarind pulp and combine well. Close the karahi and let it cook until it reaches the desired consistency. This might take 5 to 7 minutes. Once it's done add the coriander leaves and switch off.
Now comes the part of making Green chutney :
Coriander leaves -- 1/2 cup
Mint leaves -- 1/4 cup
Green chillies -- 1 or 2
Lemon juice -- 1/2 tsp
Sugar -- 1/2 tsp
Salt -- to taste
Clean the leaves and add all the ingredients in the mixer /blender and grind it finely. Use very little water while grinding. Transfer to a bowl and keep it ready.
Tamarind chutney :
Tamarind -- small pebble sized
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder (roasted ) -- 1/4 tsp
Fennel seed powder -- 2 pinches
Jaggery -- 1 tbsp
Water -- 1 cup
Salt -- 2 pinches
Pour the hot water in the tamarind and soak it for few minutes. Then squeeze out the pulp and add in the sauce pan. Boil this tamarind pulp for a minute. Now add the jaggery and dissolve it. Then ad dthe red chilli powder,roasted cumin powder and the fennel seed powder. Mix well and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. By then, the water content will be reduced and the chutney will be thick. Once it reach the spreadable consistency ,take it off from the stove and transfer to a bowl.
U may also add a tbsp of dates syrup or dates ( one or two ). Just soak the dates ,grind and mix with the tamarind pulp and boil. U may follow the remaining steps given above.
Layering the Masala Puri :
Crush the puri's on the plate ( u may take about 6 to 9nos. -- we love to have more ). Just make a bed for the layering with the crushed puri's. Add the crushed boiled potatoes as the second layer. Followed by warm ragda as the next layer. Top it off with chopped taomtoes,onions and coriander leaves. Sprinkle the tamarind chutney,green chutney, beaten curd on top . Add the sev as the top most layer and serve warm...
Note : I din't add curd as my H has severe cold..
Sending this to Kid's Delight themed on Street Food and to PJ's Flavors of Maharasthtra started by Naina
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Happy eating guys !!!