Thursday, 17 January 2013

"Poori Bhaji" - Deep fried Puffed Indian Bread with Seasoned Potatoes n Onions - An Indulgent Indian Breakfast/Snack

"Poori Baaji" is a very popular Breakfast/Snack in most parts of India.
"Poori" or "Puri" is a Deep fried Puffed Indian Bread and "Baaji" is a dry curry with Seasoned Potatoes n Onions. I call it an "An Indulgent Indian Breakfast/Snack".
The recipe of the "Bhaji" differs from state to state, this is the South Indian style of Bhaji.
We all love it, but because of its deep fried I rarely make this....
But today my lil one had a major urge to eat "Poori Bhaji" so I made this just for her...
I would say my Mom makes the best "Poori bhaji" in the world, but I think you would say the same thing abt your Mom too!! Such is this dish...!!

Makes 20-30 pooris
For the Poori:
Atta or Wheat flour - 2 cups
For the Bhaji:
Potatoes - 2 large - peeled and cubed
Onion - 1 large - peeled and cubed
Green chilly - 1 - chopped
Dry red chilly - cut into bits
Curry leaves - 4
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - chopped - 1 tbsp for garnishing (Optional)
Salt to taste

To make Pooris:
Make a dough of rolling consistency using the wheat flour, salt and enough water.
Divide into 20-30 equal portions, roll and deep fry.

To make Bhaji:
Take a large heavy bottomed pan, keep on low heat, add oil and then mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chilly and allow to crackle. Now add the green chillies and chopped onions and fry for 2-3 minutes, then add the cubed potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and fry for 1 minute till all the ingredients are mixed well.
Now add enough water till all the potatoes are covered, then cover the pan, and cook till all the water has evaporated and the potatoes are well done.
Serve hot with hot pooris.

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