Dec 26, 2008

Wheat Puri & Potato Curry ( Atta ki puri & Aloo Bhaji )

Ingredients :

1 Cup Atta ( whole wheat floor )
1/2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon ajwain (It is also traditionally known as a digestive aid )
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon sooji
Oil for deep frying
Water to knead


Mix atta, oil , salt , sooji and ajwain together and knead into soft dough by adding enough water.
Divide the dough into small balls and roll them out into small round discs, which you may call puri. Heat oil and deep fry each Puri separately and remove when the puri is light brown in colour.

Ingredients for Potato Bhaji

4-5 medium- sized potatoes
4 onions, finely sliced
2 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon jeera ( cumin ) seeds
½ teaspoon urad dal
3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1 spring curry leaves
½ - inch piece ginger ( chopped )
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Water – ½ cup


Boil , peel and mash potatoes.

Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter , add jeera, urad dal, curry leaves, chopped ginger, green chillies and onion slices. Fry on a medium flame till the onions are light brown in colour.
Add turmeric powder and fry well. Finally add mashed potatoes , salt to taste and water.
Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 10 – 15 minutes. Serve with puri.