Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Puri Kurma

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
My Husband's favorite dish, which he loves to eat for his breakfast, lunch, dinner or his lunch box. Even my daughter loves to take it for her Tiffin box. 

Recipe for Puri :
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Water to make dough
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make in to a dough(not too soft nor too hard)
Keep it aside only for 10 minutes.
Oil to fry puri.
Keep oil in a kadai. Till it gets hot, 
there are  two ways to roll the puri,
normal method is,
take small lemon size balls and roll into small round shapes. Keep it aside. Once the oil is hot, slip all the puris one by one and fry the puris on high flame. If you try to fry it in low flame, the puris will soak more oil. 
My method is,
Take a big portion of (almost a big orange shape) dough and roll it into thick and big round cirlce(in to the size of a eating plate). Take a small bowl or katori which has sharp edge. Keep it with sharp edge on the rolled dough on a side and press it hard so that you will get the puri out when you remove the bowl. Repeat with the remained rolled dough. And at the end you will get a star shape in the middle. Or you can cut with a knife for desired shape. When ever I make it for the kids, I will try to make maximum shapes like triangle, diamond or star. Star shape is my daughter's favorite.
Recipe for Kurma :
Potato - 2 big, cleaned, peeled and cubed.
Carrot - 1 big, cleaned and  cubed
Beans - 8 to 10, cleaned and cut into long pieces
Onion - 1 big, cubed
To make into paste
Tomato - 1 big or 2 medium, chopped
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2" piece
Fresh or dry coconut - 1 tbsp
Dry coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste 
Mix all and grind into a fine paste.
Oil - 1 tbsp
Green chilly - 1 slit 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Heat oil in a small cooker in which you are making kurma. Add chopped onion and fry till brown. Add the cut vegetables. Fry for few minutes. Add ground paste and turmeric powder. Mix properly and cook for few minutes. Add 1 cup water and green chilly. Adjust the seasoning. Cover the lid and give 1 whistle.  
When cool, the kurma is ready to eat with puri. 
If you are planning to send it for lunch box, add very little water or till the vegetables are covered.

Recipe for Cabbage poriyal :
Click here for the recipe : Cabbage poriyal  It is optional but taste good with kurma and puri.

Sending this to radhika's event, Event Announcement: Food for 7 Stages of Life 
which is connected with Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong (co-host of this event)


Sending this to Pari's  THE COMBO EVENT 


Keep Smiling,


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Perfect combo... Love the star shaped puri... They all are so puffed up beautifully... Kurma is so delicious!!!

Veggie Hut said...

lovely entry for the events.. An all time hit..

Priya Suresh said...

Definitely a fantastic combo, even i can eat anytime...tempting dish..

Sarah Naveen said...

Both puri and kurma looks too good...yummy yumm

Unknown said...

Love your method of making puris! BTW, adding milk to the dough is something I didn't know.
puri and kurma is a lovely combo, something I can eat anytime!

Deepa G Joshi said...

puri and kurma my favorites..love this combination...I can eat anytime..

Pavithra Srihari said...

wow I love this combo.. I liked the star one ..Tooo gooddd

Usha said...

Lovely combination, looks delicious!

Suma said...

I love this Kurma! And with puris, it will taste so good!!

ಮನಮುಕ್ತಾ said...

I like this recipe. I will try this.

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Anu said...

First time here.. Puri kurma looks delicious.. Perfect combo.

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