Urad Dal Poori - Khatta Meeta Aloo

Dal Poori - I have been searching for that recipe lingering in my memory from my childhood days. Each recipe that I have tried I have enjoyed. But it is still not that one from "La Pattiserrie" that was in Pondicherry. I came across this recipe and was excited. I had it bookomarked. Now, when the ingredient was for Magic Mingle was Urad Dal I had no excuse to delay further.
This aloo recipe was novel and simple. So tonight for dinner we had Bedvi and Khatta Meeta Aloo.

Urad Dal Poori - Bedvi Poori

Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Green Chilli - 1, large
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cups
Maida - 1/4 cup
Rava - 1/4 cup
Fennel - 2 tsp, powdered coarsely
Chilli Powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander Powder - 3/4 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup (use as needed)
Oil for deep frying
Wash and soak urad dal in water for about 5 hours.
Drain well and wash once again. Grind to a smooth paste with green chilies and ginger and enough water (approx 1/4 cup). 
Take wheat flour, maida, rava, 2 tbsp oil and the spices in a bowl. Mix well.
Add the ground dal and mix to a medium stiff dough.
Cover and rest for 15 minutes.
Make small balls (I got about 10 pooris from this quantity) from the dough and roll to make medium thick pooris.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry on medium flame, till golden. Drain well.
Serve with Dahi Aloo or Khatta Meeeta Aloo.

Khatta Meeta Aloo

Small Potatoes - 1/4 Kg
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Dhania Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Juice of 1/2 Lemon (1 tsp)
Corriander Leaves - 1 Tbsp

Masala Powder:
Dhania Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmerric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp (to taste)
Parboil potatoes - Pressure cook for 1 whistle. Cool and halve if needed.
Mix the masala powders in a 1/2 cup of water.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add whole dhania and splutter.
Add in the masala paste and bring to a boil, stirring all the time.
Simmer till oil separates, and the sauce has thickened.
Add potatoes and lemon juice. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the chopped corriander leaves and serve.

 Participating in Kalyani's Magic Mingle #14


Kalpana Sareesh said…
mouthwatering combo.. so yumm
Sudha Sabarish said…
Great combo and feel like grabbing from the screen.

delicious combo,poories have puffed up very well.
WeR SAHM said…
so yum n super looking combo....
radha said…
A different puri. Have to try it
Suma Gandlur said…
Yummy and mouth watering pooris there.

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