Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Moong dal bharwa poori...

This is a typically North Indian dish. which is quiet relished  in the Eastern parts like Allahabad, Kanpur, Banaras..
I love eating pooris so I keep trying different variations of it..

Bharwa Poori..
For the filling:
150gms moong Dal
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp oil

For the dough:
3 bowls of wheat flour
Water to knead it.
Oil to Fry

For the filling:

  • Soak the moong Dal overnight so that it gets tender. (If u forget to do the same then u can soak it in warm water for 3 hours before using it)
  • Then remove the dal from water. blend it the food processor.
  • After this take a kadahi, heat in oil in it.
  • Then add in the asafoetida + cumin seeds.
  • Add in the blended Dal in it.
  • Keep stirring, add in all the masalas and the salt.
  • Keep mixing it well.
  • Let it cook on low heat, till the mixture turns brown and powdery in texture. add in the chopped coriander.
  • For the pooris:
  • Divide the dough into equals balls.
  • Then take one ball, press it with hand, put in 1 tbsp of the Dal mixture. pres it.
  • Roll it in the shape of a poori and deep fry it.
  • Serve hot with rassewale aalo or Chutney..

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