Sunday Treat!

Most of my lunch/ dinner recipes are inspired by my dreams hah! This morning I woke up dreaming of Pani Puri so I decided to make that and Dahi Puri for lunch! Also, duringΒ one of my recent fridge cleaning sprees, I found a packet of mint leaves, lots of coriander and a bottle of tamarind chutney concentrate stashed in one corner of the fridge so, all these things came together and led to a nice desi chat lunch.

Nothing beats a cold bowl of spicy PaniΒ Puri on a hot Sunday afternoon! Hope you all had a great Sunday too! πŸ™‚

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Ingredients:

  • Sooji Puris – Store Bought (Available at any Indian Store)
  • Sweet Tamarind Chutney – Store Bought
  • Nylon Sev – To Garnish (Optional)

Β  Β  Β  For the Pani:Β 

  • Fresh Mint Leaves (Pudina) – 1 1/2 Cups
  • Fresh Coriander – 1 1/2 Cups
  • Green Chilies – 5 to 6 (Adjust to taste)
  • Fresh Ginger – 1 inch (Roughly Chopped)
  • Black Pepper Powder – 2 Tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 2 Tsp
  • Salt – To Taste
  • Lemon – Half
  • Water – 3 to 4 Cups (Adjust to Taste)
  • Ice Cubes – 6 to 7 (Optional)

Β  Β  Β  Β For the potato filling:

  • Potato – 5 to 6 (Boiled and peeled)
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Cumin, Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Salt – To Taste (I used 1 Tsp)
  • Mash or roughly chop the potatoes with a fork. Add red chili, coriander, cumin powder and salt. Mix well and set aside

 

Method: (For the spicy Pani)

  1. Grind mint leaves, coriander, green chilies, ginger, cumin powder and black pepper powder with a little water (3-4 Tbs) to a fine paste
  2. Now add lemon juice, salt and mix well
  3. Pour the mixture in a large bowl/ vessel. Add about 3-4 cups of cold water to this paste and mix well. Adjust the consistency to your liking. Add more water if required
  4. Adjust the seasoning to taste by adding more salt, pepper and other spices. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or simply add a few ice cubes. Serve cold
  5. To assemble the puris
  • Poke a hole in the puris
  • Stuff the puris with the potato filling
  • Pour some pani to fill the puris and eat immediately (About 2-3 Tbs)
  • Add the sweet tamarind chutney if required
  • Sprinkle some nylon sev (Optional)

 

Enjoy cold with some chopped onion and coriander on the side! πŸ™‚

 

Tips:

  1. You can replace the potato filling with boiled moong daal or boiled chickpeas
  2. Serve finely chopped onion on the side for extra flavor

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