April 24, 2011

Mint Pooris

I decided to make some pooris after a very long time and wanted to try out something different.  Hence, decided to use some oats and bajra flour.  In the past, I have made some masala green pooris by adding some spinach and spice to the dough while kneading.  For the first time, I added some mint leaves(the credit for the idea would however go to my cousin) just so I could use up some of the leaves from my garden.

1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup bajra flour
1/4 cup quick oats flour
salt to taste
2 handfuls of mint leaves
1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
water little more than 1/2 cup

Thoroughly rinse the mint leaves.  Take all the flour, ajwain and salt in a food processor and start running it.  Add the mint leaves and the water little at a time.  Run the machine till it comes together like a ball.  The consistency of the dough should be stiff so that you are able to roll it out without any flour for dredging.

I was able to get 13 pooris from the above quantity of dough.  Roll them out and fry in hot oil.  I served mine with some Rajma for which the recipe will be posted soon.

PS:  To get puffy pooris,  drizzle the hot oil on top of the pooris as soon as you slip in the rolled dough into the hot oil.