Urad Dal Puris with Potato Bhaji...

Monday, 18 August 2008

I have had a lovely comment left for me on 'Little Yellow Flower' from Zlamushka... So this is my entry into her blogs August 'Tried and Tasted'. "This month is a celebration of health, positive spirit and hopes - KUDOS to you, Jai & Bee :-)"

Urad Dal Puris with Potato Bhaji
taken from Jugalbandi's post
The original recipe and method can be found in the post Potatoes… and Puris

 There are also some great tips from Jai and Bee on how to grow potatoes in a cardboard box!

I used only two, quite large chillies and thank God I did!
It was a little spicier than I like it, so next time I'd use only one. 

I was supposed to stick to the original recipe to stay true to the final dish, but we don't have any asafoetida or kalonji (nigella seeds) so these ingredients were left out. Thus staying as true as possible without compromising my frugal journey to empty cupboards..

I had a jar of black dal in a jar in the cupboard. Now me being, well me, had not labeled the type of dal it was. At a good guess it was very likely to be Urad Dal :) It wasn't of the shelled variety so there is a little more roughage in my puris to help you get a bit more fibre in your diet!

Take note of the 360*F temperature as it really does make the puris puff up like a dream. Wait a few seconds before you drop the next one in, to give time for the oil to heat up again.

The final verdict... really good, mouthwatering (especially with the amount of chili I added!)
A perfect lunch...


bee said...

next time we'll make them with whole urad like you did. i really like the black specks on your puris.

emmani said...

Hi Bee, I was a bit worried they might taste a bit bitter with the shells, but they were great. I did soak them overnight as well, thanks for inspiring me to get down to making puris. One of my favourite things to eat in India is Puri Bhaji... Ohh with a nice cold mango lassi!

Bharti said...

That looks delicious!

zlamushka said...

Great job! i love it! Emma, I have subscribed to your RSS, would love to stay in touch :-) Thanks a lot for participating. it makes me happy to see people cooking from each other. See you next month?

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