Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tikhat Mitha chya Poorya (Maharashtrian Masala Pooris)

Recently, Socal was going through a bad patch of weather along with the rest of the globe. To overcome the rainy day blues, I decided to make my all time favorite snack....... Tikhat Mithachya Poorya. Mom used to add Owa/Ajwain to these pooris and we were in 7th heaven whenever she made them. The ajwain gives a very unique flavor to the pooris. These pooris are also popular picnic or overnight trip food amongst Maharashtrians. 'Tikhat' means red chilly powder and 'mith' means salt, so the loosely translated, it means hot and savory pooris :)

To make them, take 2 cups wheat flour, add 1 tbsp besan (gramflour), 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilly powder, 1 tsp ajwain/owa, 1 tsp sesame seeds, 2 tsp chopped cilantro and salt to taste. After this add "mohan" ie heat about 3 tsp oil in a pan and pour it on the flour. This helps pooris to puff up. Knead the dough with some water. It should not be too soft or too firm. Keep it covered for 1/2 hour and then roll out little discs and deep fry them in hot oil. Serve with any pickle of your choice. Do try them out.

Thank god I thought of clicking the pictures before I called my kiddos over for snack time; because they finished all of them in exactly 5 mins :))

Sending this as an entry for two events:
Seasoned and Dressed's: Cooking with Seeds Event originally started by Priya and also to Tickling Palates: Deep Fried Snack Event.

40 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

delicious pooris, looks so good and yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, sounds superb dear, loving the puffy and colored pooris. Would love to have it with some potato bhaji :)

Soumya said...

delicious poori...feel like having it now...

Panchpakwan said...

These are my fav poori..Your looks puffed and tasty..Love to have them right now!

Sayali said...

hey wow they look amazing

Smitha said...

they looks awesome and delish....wow! tempting too!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Love the puffed pooris... yum yum

Gulmohar said...

They look so good. It's been ages since I had them :-)Happy New Year !!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

puris hv come out simply perfect...love puffed puris with any spicy curry.mmmmmmmmmmmm

Mrs K said...

wow !!! perfect rounds and ,"phula hua" puri's and I love the color,I can tell- You took the pictures while they were still hot,they look so tempting :)

Hasna said...

wow..never had spicy puris...bookmarking...& thnx for visiting ma place...

aipi said...

Simply YUMMY. Wish I could grab one of those :)


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Santosh Bangar said...

crispy tempting poories

Padhu said...

Masala puris looks inviting feel like grabbing some

jeyashrisuresh said...

Feel like taking one from the plate. love the nice colur of the poori

Shanthi said...

Delicious and crispy

Priya said...

Very tempting and crispy beauties, looks soo delicious..

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Ilove themmmmmmmmm and so my son...tempting:)

PALATABLE said...

What a beautiful poori! These are perfect and delicious....

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Khaugiri said...

Wow it's our family favorite puri!!! In childhood we call it as TiMiPu (Tikhat Mithachya Purya)

Akila said...

looks lovely dear..... love it...

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious puris and flavour a favourite

Yummy Team said...

WOW! These pooris look so delicious..I will definitely try it sometime..

Anita said...

wow, this looks very tempting..so perfect for the weather..

R said...

Krishnaveni, Priya (YM), Soumya, Panchpakwan, sayali,smitha, My attempt at the..., Gulmohar, sanyukta gour, mrs.k, hasna, aipi,santosh bangar, padhu, jeyshrisuresh,priya,jagruti, palatable, khaugiri, akila,torview, yummyteam, anita: thanks for your appreciation, it means a lot to me. HNY 2011 to u all too!!

sowmya said...

wow...tempting and inviting.. loved the color of the puris and crispiness..

Latha said...

Lovely puris. Happy New Year!

Satya said...

I am going to prepare this for my hubby ... they look so tempting

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

garlutti said...

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Authenticoriyafood said...

Yummy puris !!! Even without tasting some I am already adding it to my lunch box menu!!

Reshmi said...

sinful puris... i'm loving them.. and love to follow u..

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R said...

sowmya,latha,satya,authenticoriyafood: thanks so much for your appreciation!!
garlutti: thanks for visiting and appreciating, will stop by ur blog soon!
reshmi: thanks for appreciating, will check out the giveaway soon!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW...This looks great... Nice recipe.... Have bookmarked this recipe... YUM!...

Gayu.Kitchen said...

How I wish I could get them right away..Looks really great..I will definitelt try these..

Gayu
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Satya said...

Nice wonderful pooris...

R said...

sukanya, gayu.kitchen,satya: thanks for your appreciative comments!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Rupali, the pooris are different and love the savory version

R said...

krithi's kitchen: thanks for appreciating!

Smita said...

nicely puffed purees like once you want to eat now :). happy to be on your space . Thanks for your lovely comment .

R said...

Smita: likewise, thanks for appreciating!