There was a time when most of the days the after school tiffin for my children used to be Poories! They loved to eat the hot puffy Poories straight from the frying pan with potato Palya or Chana masala, and sometimes even with jam or sugar. It was not an easy job to attend to the voracious appetite of three growing children all at once. So on Poorie days my kitchen virtually turned into a mini factory where Poories were mechanically rolled out, fried and shot off onto my children's plates in quick succession with only me working on the assembly line! Years have rolled by changing them into health conscious individuals and Poories have gone down to the bottom of their list of priorities!
When my friend shared the recipe for Peas Poories the craving for the long forgotten Poories emerged from the bottom of my heart. And here is the result!
INGREDIENTS FOR POORIES
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt - one pinch
Oil - 2 tbsps
Oil - for frying
INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING
Fresh green peas - 1 cup
Green chilly - 1
Fresh ginger - 1 piece
Fresh coriander leaves - 1 fistful
Salt - 1 or two pinches
Cumin seeds - 1 pinch
1. Add salt and oil to the wheat flour and knead together into a smooth and pliable dough adding water little by little.
2. Brush a tablespoon of oil on the dough, cover and keep it aside.
3. Boil peas till they are just done and drain.
4. Coarsely grind together cooked peas, green chilly, ginger,coriander leaves, cumin seeds and salt without adding water.
5. Pinch out a ball of dough and roll out into a circle. Dusting with flour is not necessary since the oil will facilitate easy rolling.
6. Place a scoop of the peas filling in the center, bring the edges together and seal.
7. Place the sealed side down and roll out into a palm size Poorie of 1/4 inch thickness.
8. Fry on medium flame till the Poorie turns golden in colour.
9. Fry the Peas Poories one by one and drain on a kitchen towel.
Hot and crisp Peas Poories may not look as puffy as the normal poories but they taste delicious with or without a dip. It is a filling snack and one can not eat beyond one or two of them.