Sep 16, 2008

Pani Poori

This is a popular chat item in india, the word pani means water in hindi, poori means puffed indian bread. It is also known as Golgappas.

Ingredients-1
Poori (readymade) - 20 nos
Sprouted moong - 1 cup
Pudina paste - 1tbs
Potato - 3 nos
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Cummin powder - 1 tsp
Salt

Ingredients-2
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Cummin powder - 1tsp
Jaggery (grated) - 1tbs
Tamarind - (lemon size)
Green chilli - 4 nos
Black salt(kala namak) - 1 tsp
Salt

Ingredients-3
Dates(seed less) - 4 nos
Tamarind - lemon size)
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Jaggery(grated) - 4 tbs
Salt - 1 pinch Boil sprouted moong by allowing 1 whistle in cooker. Grind all the ingredients in table-1, add 1 liter of water to this paste and filter it. This water is called pani. Keep little pudina paste to add with smashed potatoes later.To make sweet chutney grind ingredients in table-2 and keep cooking till consistency becomes thick.Add little chilli powder & salt into the boiled moong.Mash potatoes coarsely, add cummin pdr, chilli pdr, pudina paste and mix it well

Break poori at the center, stuff it with 2 tsp of potato mixture, 1 tsp of moong mixture, then add 1table spoon of sweet chutney; now dip each poori into prepared pani & have it.
You can add the above ingredients into the poori according to your taste. Make your favourite combination.

Notes
I have given the steps as i prepare usually.
Pooris can be prepared at home easily.
Do not boil moong too much. Date syrup can also be added instead of whole dates.
Ingredient 2 is to make panni & the ingredient 3 to make sweet chutney

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