Sunday, November 22, 2009
Basket puri -a recipe.
I prepared this today-got basket puris from a local grocery store.One packet has as many as 40-50 basket puris.
For 10 basket puris ingredients needed are- one small bowl chana,one medium sized onion,100gm sev ( from your local bhel wala or any namkeen sev).
For imli chutni-a small cherry sized ball of tamarind,two dates soaked in water,red chilli powder(this is optional-it can be avoided) quarter tea spoon & salt to taste.
I pressure cooked some brown chana .Got bhujia sev ( Haldi ram's),cut onions finely.
I also boiled some imli ( tamarind) in cooker.Then squeezed the imli pulp & strained it.I added date jam ( dates can be soaked in water & then added as well ).Then ,I added salt as also red chilli powder.Then I boiled this mixture to get a sweet sour chutni.The consistency of the chutni must be like that of a paste. This is as per Tarla Dalal recipe for chaat chutni.Another option is to boil dates,imli & add a small piece of crushed sunt ( dried ginger ) with salt added to get chutni.You can use jaggery also if you so desire instead of dates.If you don't want a spicy chaat chutni you need not add red chilli powder.
Now,I arranged some boiled chana in the basket puri,then the bhujia sev followed by onions,followed by the chaat chutni.I found that my chutni had become too spicy as I seemed to have added more of red chilli powder.So I added little curd on top of all this to neutralise the spiciness.
Chana is the protein source ,curd provides calcium,onion gives minerals & sev is again besan -so protein.Dates & imli give you iron.So quite a healthy & tasty snack.