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Paanipuri or Golgappa Pt 1


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Ingredients:

FOR PURIS
  • 2 c Very fine semolina; (soji or rava)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Puri cutter
FOR WATER
  • 1 l Water
  • 1 bn Mint leaves
  • 1/2 bn Coriander leaves
  • 8 Green chillies; (8 to 10)
  • 1 Pingpong ball sized lump tamarind
  • 1 tb Jaljeera
  • 1/2 ts Black salt
  • 2 tb Jaggery
  • Salt to taste
ACCOMPANIMENTS
  • 1/2 c Boiled peeled chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 c Chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 1/2 Moong; (green gram) soaked overnight or sprouted
  • 1/2 c Non-sweet boondi
  • 1 c Tamarind chutney.; (refer week on chutneys)

Directions:

For puris:
 
Mix soji, salt and enough water to knead a soft dough.
 
Stand covered with wet cloth for 15-20 minutes.
 
Take a fist sized lump and make a ball.
 
With the help of some dry maida or soji, roll into big thin rounds.
 
Cut small puris from it with the cutter.
 
You may use a sharp edged lid of a bottlle, if the size is alright.
 
Remove the frills formed and mix into remaining dough.
 
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry puris till very light brown and crisp.
 
Keep the puris covered with a moist muslin cloth if there is delay in frying.
 
Drain and rest in a colander or over kitchen paper for awhile for oil to dry out.
 
Store in an airtight container when cool.
 
For the spicy pani:
 
Wash and drain coriander and mint.
 
Put in a mixie.
 
Add all other ingredients except water.
 
Blend till a smooth paste is formed.
 
Mix into the water. Stir well for 3-4 minutes.
 
Strain with a sieve. Do not throw away the residue, refer note.
 
Place in fridge and chill for 2-3 hours.
 
For accompaniments:
 
Chickpeas: Pressure cook till done.
 
Potatoes: Skin jackets. Cut into tiny cubes.
 
Boondi: Dip in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, press out and cool.
 
Add crushed jeera, salt and chopped coriander to each accompaniment and mix well.
 
Put in bowls and place in fridge.
 
To serve:
 
Place the crisp cooled puris in a large platter.
 
Serve chilled water in deep bowls.
 
Place the accompaniments in centre to be taken as desired. continued in part 2