Sunday, 4 October 2015

Pani Puris Healthy Treats for your taste buds and Soul

Pani Puris
Healthy Treats for your taste buds and Soul... Why deprive yourself from having chats while on a diet. Here is a quick recipe for you. Who does not love Pani puri... We all do... So eat it guilty free. Usually Pani puri is made with puris which is deep fried, but now a days you get the Puri padas which can be made in the microwave and roasted. The Green Pani puri water traditionally is made from tamarind pulp and mint leaves with roasted cumin powder. Here I have used raw mango to give it a twist. Similarly the  tamarind chutney is made traditionally from tamarind pulp and Jaggary with roasted cumin powder. Here again I have made it with fruit juice and date pulp. The stuffing is made with mix sprouted beans with potatoes which can be replaced with boiled mashed raw banana instead of the potatoes. 

If you are on a restricted diet and not allowed to have certain ingredients please contact your dietician and you can replace or substitute the ingredients. Add salt according to your required measurement. 


Sweet Chutney
Ingredients
1/2 cup Fresh Pomegranate or any Tangy sweet juicy fruits like Pineapple, strawberry, sweet lime, orange, kiwi... If you want more tangy add more juice while blending. 
1 cup seedless Dates chopped
Rock Salt to taste
Black Salt to taste
1 /2 tsp Roasted Cumin seed powder

Method
Take a small pan. Add 1/2 cup water. Add the dates and cook well till pulpy. Add the pomegranate juice and date pulp in a blender and blend it. Add salt and roasted cumin seed powder. Add l/2 cup or more water to make liquid sweet chutney. Keep it in the fridge to cool it.


Green Chutney
Ingredients
1 small Raw Mango cut into pieces
1/4 cup Fresh Mint leave
2 tbsp Coriander leaves
1 small Green Chilli
1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp Roasted powder Masala
Rock Salt to taste
Black Salt to taste
Few Mint leaves for garnish

Method
Blend the mango, mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chilli in a blender into paste. Add the Chutney in a bowl, add salt and the roasted masala in the chutney... Add 1/2 cup water or more to make a tangy liquid green chutney. Add few mint leaves for garnishing. Keep it in the fridge to cool.


P. S. After adding water to the sweet and green  chutney taste and adjust the salt and roasted masala powder accordingly...

Pani Puri stuffing
Ingredients
1 cup Sprouted Mix Beans Boiled
1 Big Potato Boiled and Mashed
1 Green Chilli minced
Rock Salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp Roasted Masala powder
1/4 tsp Tamarind pulp
Few Mint and Coriander leaves chopped

Method
Mix all the above ingredients together.

Roasted Masala powder
Ingredients
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Coriander seeds
2 Red Dry Chillies

Method
Roast all the above ingredients and cool it. Add the ingredients in a grinder and grind it to make a powder.


Pani Puri Puris
Ingredients
Puri Papads

It is readily available in the market. 

Method
Take 4 to 5 papads at a time. Microwave it for 30 seconds to a minute. The puris are ready..

To make pani puri. Take a puri prick from the centre and make a hole. Add a spoon of stuffing. Dip in sweet water and green chutney water a enjoy.