Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paani poori

Paani puri:
I am not a great lover of paani puri but I go crazy when I see sweet paani…I pour the sweet paani in a bowl and have it all the time…I refrigerate it and even taste it after a week…But my hubby loves paani poori…It was a Sunday evening and I felt so bored…Wanted to try something different for the evening snack…I had never tried paani poori at home till that day and decided to prepare it.Asked my hubby to buy ready made pooris for paani poori and finally made and gobbled it as soon it was prepared.
Here is the preparation method:


Ready made pooris(small pooris-A separate post will follow on the preparation of paani poori)

Ingredients for sweet paani:

Seedless dates
Tamarind-of a small ball size
Cumin powder
Red chilli powder (only a pinch)

Preparation of sweet paani:

1.Add water to the tamarind ball and squeeze juice out of it.Let the juice be as thick as possible.
2.soak dates in water for 5 minutes and grind it to a fine paste.
3.Powder the jaggery.
4.Take a wok.Add the extracted tamarind juice.To it add the powdered jiggery and dates paste and stir well.If you think the paani is very thick add water to it.Keep it in medium flame for 5 minutes.
5.Add cumin powder and red chili powder and stir for a minute.
6.The sweet paani would be ready by the time.Add water or keep it medium flame for some more minutes if you feel the paani to be too thick or too watery.

Ingredients for green paani:

Coriander leaves
Tamarind(of a small ball size)
Jaggery(a very small piece)
Green chilies
Cumin powder
Garam masala powder (a pinch,I had no chaat masala powder and so used garam masala…If you have chaat masala powder please use it)

Preparation of green paani:

1.Wash coriander leaves and grind it along with tamarind and red chili and make a fine paste.
2.Powder jaggery.
3.Add cumin powder,garam masala powder,salt and jaggery powder to the ground paste and stir well and make sure that the jaggery is completely dissolved.
4.Add water to your desired consistency and the green paani is ready

Ingredients for the filling:

Filling is of your choice.I had only potato and onions, so did the filling with it. you can choose pulse fillings or any other filling of your choice.
Potato( Boil and cool the potato and smash it well)
Onions finely chopped
Red chilly powder
Garam masala powder

Preparation of the filling:

1.To the smashed potato add salt, garam masala and red chili powder and mix well.
2.keep the mixture aside

Preparation of paani poori:

1.Take a poori and gently tap at the center.
2.Add the smashed potato mixture to it also add the finely chopped onions.
3.Pour sweet or green paani to the tapped hole of the poori and awww the paani poori is all yours.

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