Diwali Special at home – Pithiwali Puri


Akash Butti

Akash Butti

Diwali is the time of indulgence. And what better way to start indulging than a sumptuous breakfast in the morning. Happy Diwali all again and here are pics of akash butti/kandil/lantern at our home and a rangoli near our home. Dazzling lights and colours, one can’t ask for more. Add to that sweets, gifts and loads of new stuff. 🙂

Rangoli

Rangoli

Pithiwali Puri is urad dal stuffed puri. Found this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khanakhazana.

I definitely wouldn’t put this in the healthy category but amazingly tasty yes. If you are calorie conscious this is not for you. But you can indulge once in a while. As they say if you are not committing any sins, you are probably not having a lot of fun.

Ingredients for the dough:

Whole wheat atta – 1 1/2 cup
All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
oil – a little oil in the dough makes it soft
salt – to taste
water – for kneading

Ingredients for the stuffing:

Urad Dal/Black gram split – 1/2 cup(soaked for 2 hours and drained)
Ghee – for tadka
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Hing – a pinch
Green Chillies – 2 medium
red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander/Cilantro(finely chopped) – a few leaves
Salt – to taste

Method:

  • Soak urad dal for about 2-3 hrs, drain and keep it aside
Urad dal soaked and drained

Urad dal soaked and drained

  • Knead the dough for puri, cover it with a soft cloth and let it settle for about 20-30 mins.
Puri dough

Puri dough

Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, hing, coriander seeds and cinnamon and sauté. Add drained urad dal and continue to sauté.

Urad dal in the pan

Urad dal in the pan

  • Now add salt, green chillies, red chilli powder, coriander leaves and mix well. Now remove from heat. Let it cool slightly. Grind the mixture to a coarse powder.
Coarse mixture after grinding

Coarse mixture after grinding

  • Now take a small ball from puri dough and flatten it with your fingertips. Place the mixture in the centre and close it from the edges to make a small ball.
Dough with filling

Dough with filling

  • Now with a rolling-pin roll the ball to a nice round puri
Puri rolled put

Puri rolled put

  • Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry the puri till golden brown.
Deep fried puri

Deep fried puri

  • Now serve hot puris with hot potato sabzi 🙂
Pithiwali puri with sabzi

Pithiwali puri with sabzi

Bon appetit! 🙂

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