Thursday, October 11, 2012

Daal Puri

Near my home in Kolkata there is a sweet shop, every day morning they used to prepare “Dall Puri”. A special kind of puri stuffed with Chana dal mixture. It’s so good with a simple aloo sabji. In my childhood days in one rupee they used to give 2 puris. Wow what a day, and now one puri is 5 rupees. Try to prepare the Daal Puri at home, and the recipe for all of you. A very easy & delicious breakfast for all.

Prep time 20 mint.

Cooking time: 20 mint.

Serve for 4 people.


For stuffing:

1.Chana dal 150 gm.( soaked in Luke warm water for 4 to 5 hr. or overnight)
2.Ginger 1 inch.
3.Green chili 2 to 3.
4.Red chili powder half tea spoon.
5.A pinch of Garam Masala Powder.
6.Few cumin seeds.
7.A pinch of Bhaja Masla( Cumin & Dry red chili roasted and grinded.)
8.Salt & Sugar (optional) as per taste.

For Dough:

1.All-purpose flour 200 gm.
2.One table spoon sunflower oil.
3.Salt & Sugar as per taste.
4.Sunflower oil for frying.


Make dough with all the ingredients. And keep it aside.

Now in a grinder add the soaked chana daal, ginger, green chilies and make a smooth paste.

Now put some oil in a karai & add some cumin seeds after few seconds add the chana dal paste.

Fry it in low flame. Slowly add the red chili powder, garam masala powder, bhaja masla ,salt & sugar.

Cook it till the paste became dry and the raw smells of raw chana dal goes off .

Now make some small balls with the dry chana dal paste. Now divide the dough into small balls.

Press each chana dal balls in the center of the dough balls and fill it .

Close the opening well and flatten it.

Now roll out as for puris.

Now put oil in a Karia and deep fry the puris on low heat till golden brown.

Serve hot with alu curry or any chutny.

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