Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pani Poori (Golgappa)

Pani Poori is one of the popular Indian street snack. Oh god, one can feel wonderful eating these. When i was in Hyderabad, staying away from home in a hostel, used to crave for good tasty food. Me and my friends used to go visit pani poori stalls and feel like heaven...:) After comming to Usa within the first few months i started missing chat foods. One fine day i decided to make pani poori. With the help of dear hubby i made nice crispy pooris, stuffing and pani. It came out awesome and we had a feast. I never bother about the work of making such small pooris in a lot, bacause once we sit down to eat, we can forget about the work done by seeing people enjoying it.


For Poori
Sooji(Semolina) 1 cup
Maida(All Purpose Flour) 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Warm Water.
oil for frying

For Stuffing
Chana Dal 1/2 cup
Potatoes 3 (boiled)

For Pani

Tamarind Extract 1 cup
Corriander Powder 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder 1 tbsp
Green Chilli 4
Cilantro 1/2 cup
Mint leaves 1/4 cup
Ginger small piece
Red Chilli powder 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Blac salt 1 1/2 tbsp



Mix sooji, maida, 2 tbsp of oil and salt with warm water. Keep aside for 20 mins. Then knead the dough well and cover it in a wet cloth. Make very small balls and roll them into small pooris(small enough to be eaten whole). Fry them. Pooris have to puff up to be eaten with stuffing and pani.


Boil chana and potatoes together with some salt. Mash them well. You can also have some chopped onions along with the stuffing.


Grind cilantro , mint, green chilli and ginger together. Add it to the water. Add tamarind extract, red chilli powder, corriander powder,cumin powder and salt. Mix well. Adjust the ingredients according to your taste.

And ofcourse i dont have to tell you how to eat it...:)

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