Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mattar ki Poori / Peas Stuffed Indian Bread

BM #28   Day 3

Last day in the Indian flat bread series, and today I have made the fried bread.This stuffed poori has been on my to do list since a long time, but since it is fried , it becomes difficult for me to make .Difficult, since no one will eat, so I made just these two pooris and from the rest of the dough and stuffing I made parathas.I served these with Dahi Wale Aaloo. Dahi Wale Aaloo is a recipe to die for.I shall post it very soon.The two pooris were divided in eight parts...yes !! so everyone got a small piece to taste.The taste was awesome, but all preferred parathas those too just sprayed with very little oil.Anyway, this health story is a every day let's not get into it ..Here is the recipe....

1 cup wheat flour 
½ cup coarsely ground wheat flour 
4 tsp ghee / oil 
Salt to taste 
Place both the flours in a kneading bowl. 
Add salt and ghee.
Rub like bread crumbs. 
Add water slowly and bind the dough. 
Keep aside for 15 minutes. 
Divide the dough into 12 balls. 

1 cup green peas 
1 tsp cumin seed 
1 tsp fennel seed 
1 tsp coriander seeds 
Pinch asafoetida 
1 tb sp gram flour 
2 green chillies, finely chopped 
½ tsp chaat masala/ mango pwd 
½ tsp garam masala 
Coriander leaves chopped 
Salt to taste 
Heat 2 tbsp oil. 
Add cumin, coriander and fennel seeds. 
Add asafoetida and green chillies. 
Add boiled and crushed peas. 
Saute and add gram flour. 
Saute till dry . 
Add all spices and coriander leaves.
Let cool.
Divide the stuffing into 12 balls. 

Assembling the pooris
Roll each one a little, place the stuffing in the center. 
Flatten the edges with your fingers.
Cover and seal and flatten the ball. 
Make sure to press the disc first with your hand and then roll lightly. 
Deep fry, first on full flame and then on slow flame. 
Fry till crisp and golden.

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  1. Wow,fantastic stuffing and prefectly rolled pooris. Love to have those beautiful pooris rite now for my dinner.

  2. Vaishali, your family looks like mine. I don't deep fry unless I absolutely have to -- like to enjoy dal pakwan & aloo took :-)
    Mattar ki poori sounds indulgent and delicious.

  3. Looks so delicious and perfect.

  4. Wow Vaishali these are delicious.I am sure my family will not be satisfied with just two. lucky, you.
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  5. very beautiful clicks, saw them on FB and was pleased.....i want to make them, but kind of done with deep frying for this month..
    about the beetroot samosa, yes they do stain the cover, but makes them even beautiful

  6. Ah those pooris are real beauties!...I still find it funny that you don't deep fry so much and none at home eat..I am yet to have that I will be the first person to eat such deep fried food..heheh...

  7. looks delicious and like the perfect round shape,makes me drool...

  8. I too stay from poories though they are my favorite. :) The stuffed ones look delicious.

  9. oh these are so tempting... stuffing looks sooo delicious and am mouthwatering here!!! can i have a bite?
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  10. I wish I was one of your neighbours. Perfectly rolled pooris and love the stuffing.

  11. stuffing looks you have a health conscious family!!!

  12. I love these too and made this with a little difference.Lovely clicks :)

  13. They must be very filling! Good for kids, I guess!!