Saturday, July 3, 2010
Gupchup - orissa style 'Pani-puri'
Cooking Time Required: 30 mins
Cost of preparaton: 40-50 rupees
For the puri - Maida(flour) (1 cup), Suji(semolina) (1 cup), rice flour (1 tsp, optional), salt, oil for frying the puris.
For the filling - Potatoes ( 2 large), onion ( 1 large), boiled yellow peas (1/4 cup), green chillis (2 nos), coriander leaves, coriander powder (2/3 tsp), cumin-chilli powder (2/3 tsp), salt to taste.
For the pani - Tamarind, jal jeera (1/3 tsp, optional), chilli powder, coriander leaves(minced), salt to taste.
Puris - Mix the maida, rice flour, suji, salt and few drops of oil. Add very little water and knead into a stiff dough. Make small balls out of the dough. Spread into thin rotis and cut out small circles using a cutter. Fry till its puffs up well and becomes really crisp.
Filling - Boil the potatoes and yellow peas. Allow to cool. Peel the potatoes and mash it. Finely chop the onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Add the yellow peas, chopped onions, chillies, and coriander leaves to the mashed potaoes. Sprinkle coriander powder, cumin-chilli powder and salt over it. Mix well.
Pani - Add water to the tamarind and squeeze out the pulp. Add more water, jal-jeera, chilli powder, coriander leaves and salt. The pani should be slightly sour and spicy.
Serving - Make a small hole on one side of the puri. Put in the mashed potato-onion-peas filling. Dip the puri into the tangy pani and savour the taste.