Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Sweet n Crispy n Tangy "PANI POORIS"

Pani Puris (Crispy puffed puris with Potato and Garbanzo Beans filled with spicy Mint water) belong to the vast group called chaats, savory snacks that are usually spiced with a mix that includes cumin, dried mango pwd(Aamchur pwd), chili powder, mint and other ingredients.

Panipoori with KhajurImly Chutney and Pani

Pooris(I got from indian stores.)
Chick peas(Senagalu/Kondai kadalai/ Kabul kadalai /Kabuli Channa/Garbanzo beans)- 3 cups ,soaked overnight and boiled
Potatoes - 3no, boiled and cut into cube sized pieces

Ingredients for Pani:
Mint Leaves - 2 bunches , chopped
Coriander Leaves - 1 bunch ,chopped
Tamarind - lemonsize
Ginger - 1" ,chopped
Green Chillies - 4 no,chopped
Ground Cumin Seed (roasted) - 2 tsp
Black Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
Aamchur pwd - 1 tspn
Salt to taste

Making Pani:
Soak the tamarind in ½ cup of warm water for 30 minutes and strain out the pulp to get tamarind water.Add chopped Mint leaves, chopped Coriander, Ginger, Chillies and Cumin seeds.Add 1/2 cup of water and grind to smooth paste in a blender.Transfer the paste into a large bowl and add water,Black salt and salt and mix well.Refrigerate this pani for 2 hours so that all the ingredients will blend and gives spicy and tangy taste.

Ingredients for Tamarind and Dates Chutney(Khajur-Imli ki Chutney):
Tamarind pulp - 1 cup(Big lemon size tamarind soaked in a cup of water)
Fresh Dates(de seeded) - 5 no ,chopped into pieces
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper pwd - 1/4 tsp.
Cumin pwd - 1 tsp
Cloves - 3 no
Warm water 2 cups
Vegetable oil 1 tsp.
Salt to taste

Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water for 30 minutes to make tamarind puree bit easy and fast.Heat oil in a pan and roast cloves and cush them and keep it aside.Squeeze the tamarind and take out the pulp.Add Dates ,Jaggery, Sugar, Red chilli powder, Black pepper powder,roasted Cumin powder,Cloves and Salt to pulp and mix well.Transfer to a blender and blend for a fine mixing.Pour this mixture into a thick vessel and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat until it becomes thick.The chutney should be sweet and sour flavor.I like this chutney to be bit sweeter along with sour taste.Remove from the gas and leave it to cool.Store Chutney in an airtight container(or glass bottle) and keep in refrigerator.

Stuffing for poori:

panipooriHeat oil in a pan and add the pieces of boiled potatoes ,salt,redchillipwd,a pinch of turmeric pwd and boiled Chickpeas and fry it for 10 minutes.Cover with lid and keep it aside.
Now Make a hole with the finger in the middle of the poori and fill it with potato and chickpeas and put 2tspn of khajurimili chutney and dip the poori in chilled pani and serve immediately.
This is my entry to “ Blog Party#10-Appetizer and Drink ” by hostess Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness.


Tanuja said...

wow goguppa's chustunte goup mani plate lo vi ani kalli cheyali ani pistunayi vineela even making puri at home is very easy.I make them in large scale and store them.

Lakshmi said...

golgappas, abba... naku kavala vineela, alla noru vurinche snaps and recipes pettite yala.

Luv2cook said...

yummy lookin' pictures Vineela! You are making me crave for some!

Santhi said...

eating these from street side vendors, standing a queue and waiting for my turn is some thing I totally miss.
The most i ate was 55 puris in one go :):):):)
Lovel pics vineela.
Ur troubles with net and TV over now??

Sarah said...

you are making me crave for pani puri.. I miss india and all the road side tuck shops!

Shilpa said...

slurppp...those pani puris are my favourite. We used to eat them every weekend in Bangalore. I simply love them :).

Menu Today said...

Hi Vineela,
Your pani Puri looks mouth watering.

Ruth said...

Wow, those look wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I always have this craving for chaat stuff and every new Indian rest. I go to,I order them and I would hate my decision immediately.

I should try your recipe and see..
I miss those chaatwallahs and the tiny circus of eating paanipuris. Hey, why dont you post all the chaat recipes,here please?

sailu said...

Those are wonderful looking golgappas.Just love indian street food fare,dont we all?!-:)


Ashwini said...

Yummm chaat. My fave food group :-)

Revathi said...

Ravi loves pani poori. I will let you know if I try this..Cool one

KrishnaArjuna said...

Great presentation Vineela! panipuri mmm mmm mm one of my favorite street foods.

CurryInAHurry said...

Thank you for this recipe, I love pani puris!

Priya said...

WOW....wonderful pictures...and I dont think I shud waste words talking abt the dish...!! I cant think of one person who wud dislike Gol Gappas. Every one has that one special road side 'bandi' wala they used have gol-gappas from :-)

Saffron said...

Vineela, that looks lovely!! I made pani poori this weekend too. My recipe is a little different. Maybe I'll post pictures soon.


Vaishali said...

What lovely pictures there, Vineela. I haven't even read through the recipe yet, but I couldn't stop the urge to comment.

Vineela said...

Hi Tanuja,lakshmi,l2c,Santhi thank you very much.
-IC,Shilpa,menutoday thank you for your comments.
-REVATHI ,try and tell me how you liked this.
-Arjuna,CH ,wannabechef panipooris are my favourite too.
-SF thanks for your comments.Waiting to see your recipe, SH.

Stephanie said...

Oooh, Vineela! They look wonderful!

I'm so glad you could come to my Garden Party; check back Saturday night for the round-up!

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