Sunday, May 2, 2010

Poori Bhaji - The easy way

Poori Bhaji Sunday Breakfast

We have a certain routine at home, usually weekdays breakfast for kids is made up cereals, waffles ,pancakes or fresh toast, but come sunday I try to give them some Indian/desi breakfast . Of all the breakfast my kids love Poori's, well no surprise here, pooris are my favorite too. However making them is another issue, seriously I feel it's quite painful to make dough, roll it and fry it and not to mention the clean up. I am always in for processes or food that can be semi made and easy and ones that I don't need to sweat in the kitchen.

And to my rescue comes Rotiland roti's. Rotiland roti's are premade roti that are uncooked. You get them at wholesalers like Costco and you may also find it in freezer sections in Indian stores. Just take a uncooked roti, use a cookie cutter to cut them into shapes of your choice, I always ask my kids to pick their shapes and cut them out, they pick footballs, aeroplanes and what not, all I have to do is deep fry , its that EASY. Made simple potato sabji to go with roti's today.

Uncooked Rotiland roti
2 cups of oil for shallow fry.

For Potato/Aloo Bhaji

3- 4 potatoes medium size
2-3 green chiles adjust accordingly
ginger about a tbsp finely chopped
1 red onion finely diced
8-10 curry leaves
tbsp of tumeric/haldi
2 tbsp oil
tbsp jeera/cumin
tbsp mustard seeds
pinch of Amchur(dry mango powder)
salt according to taste.

1. Microwave potaotoes for about 3 minutes on high.
2. Heat a pan add 2 tbsp oil and when hot add mustard,cumin, green chilies, ginger and curry leaves and saute till mustard starts to pop.
3. Add sliced onions and saute till onions turns translucent.
4. Now add peeled and microwaved potatoes, use a potato masher and mash them into small chucks.
5. Add salt and amchur and about 1/2 glass water and mix well.
6. Remove from heat and serve.

For Pooris
1. Heat 2 cups of oil in a shallow pan.
2. When oil is hot add uncooked roti cut in shape and shallow fry , turn and fry on the other side takes few seconds,
3. remove from oil and place on tissue to absord any extra oil.

Serve hot pooris with sabji, easy and delicious sunday morning breakfast without sweating and not to mention perfectly round :)


Purnima said...

Sreelu..absolutely brilliant idea here..didn't think of it..used to roast them religiously :D now thats getting innovative! Loved the shape ideas as well..too pretty pics n love ur blog.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!

Anonymous said...

i also used this's easy to make them.but i also find it has preservatives which give a kind of smell.but they come to rescue when in hurry.nice pics.

Srimathi said...

Cool idea of using the store bought brand to make puris.

Anita said...

Wow Sridevi,
everytime I visit your blog learn a new thign or two..!!Awesome..I didn't know you can make pooris out of Rotiland roti's :-)

Sreelu said...

Thank you ladies, I am so glad you liked the idea, it works like a charm for me to make poori's.

Anitha, thanks yaa for your compliments !!

Apu said...

Great recipes!! And I like your idea for the poorie!!

Rina said...

Sri...Cool pooris and nice rock!!!

like wild waters said...

hi stumbled upon ur blog from tastespotting...very nice space u ahve out here..
just a quick the usual frozen chapathis, cut into smaller circles like this work as puris? i suck at making anythin with dough...if this works thn i shall forever be grateful to you...


TCube said...

Smart!!! really great idea with the it!

Divya Vikram said...

Love the idea of making pooris with readymade rotis. Lovely pictures..

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