Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spicy Masala Poori with Aamras.

"Spicy Masala Poori with Aamras (Sweet Mango Puree)" ... A common but most sought after combo dish during summer when Mangoes are available in plenty specially the Alphonso Variety that tastes simply delicious with poori ... Yummilicious ...... 

** Poori is my childhood favorite dish and I can have them for bf, lunch, dinner or anytime of the day. There are so many combination that can be prepared and relished as poories. Till a few years back my blog did not see much of deep fried items as at that point of time I was avoiding too much of oil. It is only from about an year that I have started preparing them and relishing the same with happiness, though now I have to only cut down the same. Sigh, it really is difficult to have not to enjoy deep fried dishes. But if you have to avoid or if you Dr. has said so do avoid it or at least cut down the same. One or two once in a way is quite fine. 

** Coming to poori, I have written quite a lot about it and do not wish to keep repeating the same. I have shared a few links at the bottom of this recipe, please do go through them for all the details if need be. There are some step by step procedures included in them too and I suggest if you are a novice, to just browse through it, as preparing of poori does need a little bit of knowledge and once you have learned it well in few trials, it’s a lifetime knowledge which you will never forget. So don’t give up if you do not get well puffed poori, that is something you will learn over time and trust me the taste does not differ with flat poori. You must have a positive attitude and the will to do the same. 

** Aamras poori is a common and most sought after combo dish specially in Maharashtra though now it is relished all round the world. Maharashtra is very famous for Aapus Ambo (Alphonso Mango) specially a town called Ratnagiri from where the crop is considered to be the best. Deep orange colored fleshly mangoes that are very sweet are the one’s that are actually used for preparation of Aamras. I am sure all of you must have come across this combo, so again without running into details will post the recipe for Masala poori directly. The recipe link for Aamras (Sweet Mango Puree) is given at the bottom of this recipe and you may check out on the same. 

** Here is my Recipe for “Spicy Masala Poori” My own Style …….. 

** Ingredients : 
Wheat Flour / Atta / Govan Peeta : 1 heaped cup 
Fine Rava / Sooji / Chiroti Rava : 2 tblsp 
Ajwain / Oam / Vovo : a pinch 
Haldi / Turmeric Powder : ½ tsp 
Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder : ½ tsp 
Hing / Asafoetida Powder : ½ tsp 
Green Chillies / Hirvi Mirchi / Tarni Mirsang: 1 finely chopped. 
Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta / Karbev : 2-3 finely chopped. 
Coriander / Dhania / Kothimbir Leaves : ½ tblsp finely chopped. 
Hot oil : 1 tblsp + 1 tsp 
Salt to taste 

** Oil for Deep Frying 

** Add green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves in a mixer grinder and grind to a coarse paste. Add in the haldi, hing and red chilly powder along with salt to taste and further grind for a few seconds. You can use the pulse mode. In all you, need a crushed coarse paste. Keep this ready aside. 

** In a wide bowl add in the wheat flour, rava and mix well. Add in 1 tblsp of the hot oil and mix it into the mixture. The oil should be mixed well with the mixture. Now add in the coarsely ground mixture and further mix all together well to a crumbled texture. You can sprinkle some water if necessary at this step. You should get a crumbled texture like bread crumbs. 

** Now add some water little by little and knead the mixture to stiff dough. The dough should not be brittle but smooth at the same time stiff and not soft. You should be able to roll it into a ball. Now add in the tsp of hot oil all over dough rolled into ball and slightly knead it. Keep this covered aside for 10 mins. 

** Now knead the dough again and roll it into a long roll like rolling pin evenly. This always helps in getting even sized poori dough balls for rolling. With the help of a knife cut them into even sized cuts. Apply some oil on hand and spread a light hand on the cut pieces of dough. This ensures they do not dry up and also helps in rolling without dusting. 

** Roll out the each ball evenly into a 3.5 to 4 inch dia circle, taking care to see that they are evenly rolled. The poori should always be rolled evenly. They should not be too thick nor too thin, as both will not give desired results. The poori should be slightly thicker than the roti, that’s all. Also with practice, you will learn to roll them evenly. 

** While you start rolling the poori, keep a kadai / pan with plenty of oil on full heat, once it comes to smoking point, lower the heat to medium and wait for a few minutes. Meanwhile, you can roll the poori and keep them ready to be deep fried. Once the required number of poori are rolled and ready check the heat level of oil in kadai. 

** Note : For checking if the oil is hot enough, Just add in a pinch of the dough into the oil, if it hits the bottom and comes back sizzling the heat is correct for deep frying. If the dough does not bounce back and takes more time that means the oil is not hot enough and if it bounces back but comes out dark or burnt that means the oil is too hot. Always remember, the correct heat level throughout deep frying of poori is very important to get well puffed~ cooked poori. 

** Now slide in one poori gently into the hot oil, once it comes back sizzling, keep pressing it gently on sides with little pressure with a long handled spatula that has holes in it, this enable the poori to blow up from within and puff up evenly and nicely. Once if puff up, wait for a few seconds and then gently flip it to cook on the other side. Wait for a few seconds for the other side to be cooked too, then again flip it back and after just 1-2 second gently remove it with the holed spatula allowing excess oil to drain back into the kadai. 

** Note : This poori sometimes does not puff up fully into a ball due to the ingredients like chilli and curry leaves etc. added on into the same. They sometimes create small holes while rolling which does not enable the poori to get puffed up properly 

** Note : You can check up on the step by step pictures posted elsewhere on poori recipes. If still not confident or not sure always check up once for the procedure from your willing neighbor who knows it or on You Tube. Getting to learn firsthand from your family is always the best way, as you will be witnessing the procedure yourself. 

** Now repeat the process with other rolled out poori by deep frying them exactly as before. Maintain the heat at the same temperature throughout the process of deep frying. It is very important to have constant heat. 

** “Spicy Masala Poori" are done and ready to be served. Serve these poories with any bhaji or side dish of your choice. I served them for bf with Aamras (Sweet Mango Puree). Aamras Poori as you all know is a famous combo of dish common during summer time in most Indian homes as mangoes are available in plenty then. Tastes awesome. Try this out, chidren simply love this combo. 

** Aamras Poori is a very common and very famous combo of dish that is served almost at all functions during the summer time when mangoes are available in plenty. This is a simple dish but tasty and very sought after one specially by children, if you are new to this dish, go through the link given below for the recipe ….. 

** You can use the search option for "Poori" where you will get many more varieties prepared and posted. Do try out various combo poories and enjoy with any side dish of your choice. Enjoy the dishes with your family and friends and do give me a feedback if possible. 

** You can also click on the link below for checking the same. 

** Please do check the article written by me, for which I have shared the link below ...

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