Monday, December 26, 2016

Puchka / Pani Poori /Pani Puri

Pani Puri or Puchka is all time favorite street food in Kolkata so also Mumbai , Delhi and other places

Lets see how this can be made at home


Ingredients
Part 1 - Pani
  • Mint - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1 cup
  • Thin tamarind extract - 1 cup (soak gooseberry sized tamarind in 1 cup water and extract it)
  • Jaggery - 1 big piece
  • Ginger - 1 small piece
  • Green Chilly - 1 or 2 nos
  • Lemon - 1

Part 2 - Spices / Masala Powders
  • Chaat Masala
  • Coriander Powder
  • Kashmiri Chilly Powder
  • Cumin Powder
  • Black Salt
  • Normal Salt
Take these powders in required quantity.There is no such hard and fast rule


Part 3 - Stuffing
  • Potato - 8 nos
  • Black Channa - 1 handful

Part 4 - Main Ingredient
  • Small Pooris - 30 nos 
  • Boondhi - as required
I used the ready made ones

Method
Step 1 - Pani Preparation
  • Take mint, coriander, jaggery, ginger, green chilly in a mixer jar
  • Pour 1/2 cup of water and grind it smoothly
  • Filter the ground mixture.Do not discard the residue
  • Pour tamarind extract, 2 cups of water
  • Add the masala powders and salt
  • Squeeze lemon.
  • Put boondhis on top of the pani
Now the pani is ready


Step 2 - Stuffing
  • Soak black channa overnight and pressure cook for 5 whistles
  • Also pressure cook potatoes.Peel them
  • Mash the boiled potatoes and channa
  • Now add the residue that was filtered in the above step
  • Also put the masala powders and salt as required
  • Mix them well

Step 3 - Assembling
  • Break / make small hole on top of the poori
  • Put the potato stuffing inside
  • Dip inside the pani and gulp it