Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Puris for Pani Puri

Let me be honest. If I were in Mumbai, I would have never ever made these puris at home. But I am not in Mumbai. So this is one of the first American Desi recipes I learnt from my friends. It has worked for me. But it sure is labor intensive. If you are making 300 puris, make sure, you have help from your spouse, friends, relatives or anyone you can get hold of! Especially making the small balls and rolling puris is a labor intensive task. I have made these at home after 6 years!

Puris for Pani - Puri (Makes 300 puris)
4 cup rawa/sooji/semolina
2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup rice flour
salt to taste
1 can club soda
1. Sieve all purpose flour, rice flour and salt.
2. Add rawa and mix well.
3. Using club soda, make a dough.
4. Keep covered for 30 minutes
5. Make small balls (smaller than a marble)
6. Make small puris
7. Heat oil. Deep fry evenly. Make sure to fry one shade lighter than the usual panipuris.
8. Preheat oven to 350 F
9. Keep the fried (& now cooled) puris in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
10. Take off the oven. Let them cool down completely.
11. Store in an airtight container.
Note -
1. Never plan to make the pani puri on the same day you make these puris. You will be very tired. Instead make puris ready in advance and then plan on making pani puri program after taking good a rest!:-D
2. You can halve the recipe but keep the ratio of rawa:AP flour:Rice flour as 2:1:1/2


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