Sunday, 7 June 2015

Kolkata Style Phuchka and Churmur

Phuchka is a very popular Street food of West Bengal.... when you pop that crispy puri along with the tangy water in your mouth.. It’s amazing..

25 to 30  Phuchka ( I buy the pani puri papad packet and fry the Phuchkas at home)
Ready fried packets are also available in the market
 2 big Potatoes boiled
3 tbsp Soaked and boiled White Peas or Red Grams
2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
 1 tbsp Green chillies chopped
Black Salt powder to taste
1/2 tsp Amchur powder
3 to 4 tbsp Tamarind pulp
2 tbsp Bhaja Masala ( 2 tbsp Coriander seeds, 1 tbsp Cumin seeds, 2 Whole Red  Chillies - roast all the spices and grind them into powder)
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Take 3 to 4 tbsp tamarind pulp as per the sourness required, add 1/2 tbsp chopped green chillies,   1/2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, Black salt to taste, 1 tbsp Bhaja masala, lime juice  and a bottle of cold water. Mix the tamarind water, leave the lime peel in the water and keep it aside. Take the boiled potatoes and mash it. Add the white peas or red gram, black salt to taste, few chopped green chillies, some chopped coriander leaves, amchur powder and 1 tsp Bhaja masala. .  Mix it well. To have the Phuchka, take one Phuchka, break it and add 1/2 tsp of mashed potato. Dip it in tamarind water.

To make Churmur 
Take the mashed potato mix and white peas, crush some Phuchka, add some tamarind water and sprinkle some Coriander leaves and Bhaja masala from top. . Churmur is ready


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