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Excellent tea time snack!
Published On: 07 Apr 2005
English: All Purpose Flour
tamil: Maida Maavu
malayalam: Maida Mavu
telugu: Maida Pindi
kannada: Maida Hittu
for more details, click the name of the ingredient
English: Gram Flour
malayalam: Kadala Podi / Kadala Mavu
telugu: Senaga Pindi / Chenaga Pindi
hindi: Besan / Channa No Lot
Gujarati: Channa No Lot
Konkani: Chonyapitti / Sone Pet
Bengali: Laban / Noone
tamil: Poondu / Vellaipoondu
malayalam: Veluthulli / Vellulli
telugu: Vellulli / Velluri / Ullipayilu / Vellipaaya / Tellapaayalu / Velluli Payalu
hindi: Lehsan / Lasun
Bengali: Rasoon / Rashun
Konkani: Lahsun / Losan
Marathi: Lasun / Lusson
Punjabi: Lassan / Lahsun
Urudu: Lassun / Leshun
English: Green Chillies
tamil: Pachchii Milagai
telugu: Patchimirapa / Pachchi Mirapakayalu
kannada: Hasi Menasinakai
hindi: Hara Mircha / Hari Mirch
Bengali: Kancha Lanka / Maricha
Konkani: Jeevisaang / Tanrni Mirsang / Tanrni Miriyasang
Marathi: Pachchai Milagai
Oriya: Lila Marcha
English: Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
tamil: Kothamalli Ilai / Malli Ilai
malayalam: Kothamalli Ila / Malli Ila
telugu: Kothimeera / Kothamalli Kooraku
kannada: Kottambari Soppu
hindi: Hara Dhania Ke Patte / Dhania Patha
Bengali: Dhonay Patha
Gujarati: Kothmir / Dhana
Konkani: Kottambari Pallo
Oriya: Dhania Patra
Punjabi: Hara Dhania
English: Cumin Seeds
tamil: Seerakam / Jeerakam
telugu: Jeelakara / Jidakara / Jikaka
hindi: Jeera / Jeeru / Safaid Jeera / Zeera / Shimai Shombu
Bengali: Jeera / Zeera / Safed Jira
Gujarati: Jeeru / Jiru / Safed Jiraun
Konkani: Jeerey / Jeren
Marathi: Jeera / Jeregire
Oriya: Jira / Jeera
English: Turmeric Powder
kannada: Arashina / Harasina Pudi
hindi: Haldi / Hardhar
Gujarati: Hardhar / Haldi
Marathi: Halad / Halede
Oriya: Haladi Gunda
Punjabi: Haldar / Haldi
Mix together flours and all other ingredients, except for the half cup oil.
Gradually rub in the half cup oil, till it is evenly distributed.
Add enough water to make a firm but pliable dough and knead for a minute or two.
Cover in clingwrap and rest for an hour.
Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 cm thick and cut into long strips(About 6cm long and 1 cm wide).
Heat oil in a pan, till it is fairly hot.
:- Test by placing one strip in oil, it should float to top and bubble, but not brown too quickly.
Once oil is ready, fry the pooris, a few at a time, turning frequently, till golden brown and crisp.
:- They should take a few minutes in order to get nice and crispy.
Repeat the process, using all the dough.
Place fried pooris on an absorbent paper to soak up excess oil and cool completely.
:- Store in an airtight container.
:- They can even be frozen by placing in a plastic bag and then in a container in the freezer. When you need them, simply leave out at room temperature and serve.
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