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Puris for making chaats like pani puri,masala puri!

INGREDIENTS: Rawa(semolina/sooji)- 1/2 cupMaida(all purpose flour ) - 1/2 tbspUrad Dhal Flour - a pinchOil - 1 tspWarm waterBaking soda - 1/2 tspSalt - to taste
HOW TO MAKE Take a bowl and add rava, maida,add water little by little, knead it for 10mins to form a smooth dough.Add oil and knead it for a minute inti a smooth dough. Keep aside for atleast 15mins.Roll the dough very thin and cut small rounds with a lid or container rim.Heat oil, carefully add the rolled puris , fluff it up(as we do for normal puris) and fry them to golden brown till crisp. Drain in tissue paper and then store in airtight containerYou can store the puris for about a week to 10 days.


Masaal puri -easier and quick way to enjoy masala puri when you want!
Main ingredients: Aloo peas curry (recipe here- ( mixture(plain or recipe here-- chopped -1Lemon juiceChilli powderSalt if needed
HOW TO MAKE: Dilute the aloo peas curry and allow it to boil well for 5 minutes. Now take a plate or bowl and add 2 big ladels of aloo peas masala, then add cornflakes mixture, onion, carrot, tomato, chilli powder. Mix well and relish:)This is a decent alternative to the traditional masala puri chaat:)


Left over rice at home or need a quick evening snack with tea? Try this easy recipe and enjoy:) INGREDIENTS: Cooked Rice -2 cups mashedBesan/gram flour- 3/4 cupsOnion - 2 Green chillies -2Pudina or mint leaves- 1 cupRed chilli powder- 1/2 tspSalt-to tasteCurd -3 tbspOil for frying
HOW TO MAKE: Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients except oil and keep aside.Meanwhile heat a frying pan with oil.Once the oil is hot,add the pakora mix made in to rounds one by one.Fry it on medium heat for about 3 to 4 mins and remove it from the flame once they are golden brown. Serve hot with tea:)
Preparation time: 15 minutes


I tried to make asparagus poriyal or palya Indian style and it tastes yumm! Try it!
Asparagus - 1 bund peeled and finely cutRed or green chillies - 5 Coriander leaves - 2 TspTurmeric - 1/4 tspMustard seeds - 1 tspJeera seeds - 1 tspUrad dal -1 tsp  Coconut - fresh or desiccated - 2 tbspOil - 2 tspHing - a pinch Salt to taste 

HOW TO MAKE Take a frying pan and add oil to it.Once heated, add in mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal and allow it to sputter. Now add hing and also add finely cut asparagus.Fry well for about 5 to 7 minutes on medium heat . sprinkle little water while frying if very dry.Add salt to taste.Add fresh  or desiccated coconut and mix well.Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with hot rotis or rice! Preparation Time: 15 minutes