Sunday, January 24, 2010

Masala puri

One of the chaat only recognised in karnataka....scrutinized by a M'baiites that I know, on the fact that this dish is on the list of chaats all over M'lore and my Mom's fav among chaats.

Ingredients required for assembling of the said dish:
for each serving:
Green Peas Masala- about 2 cups
puris about 10
thin sev - 3 tbsp
onions - 1 tbsp
tomatoes - 1 tbs
cilantro - 1 tbsp
green chutney
tam - date chutney

Ingredients for Green peas masala
green peas- 3 cup, soaked for 4 hrs
onion-1, finely chopped
garlic- 2 cloves, crushed
green chutney(recipe below)-3 tbsp
turmeric- 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder-1/2 tsp
oil- 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add onion ang garlic and saute till translucent, not brown. Add turmeric, red chillie powder, amchur powder and green chutney and saute for about 5 mins. Add Green peas, salt and about 6 cups of water and pressure cook till peas are cooked completely.( Mine took 10 whistles to cook) Stir for even mixture of peas and spices and mash a few peas using the back of the spoon to thicken the masala. Done.

Although, I dont care for the order of the ingerdients that goes for this dish, I know a few friends who would patiently make a plate in the following order, just way it is served by my fav Chaat Gadiwalla - Shettre's dhaba a.k. a Shetty's Chaat stall.

Assembling of this chaat
1. crush puris
2. layer with green peas masala
3. onions, tomato, cilantro
4. tamarind-date chutney and green chutney
5. lastly, the sev

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