Peas, Poori

Peas Puri (Matar ki Puri)


A delicious and tasty variation to the regular puris, this Peas Puri (Matar ki Puri/Green Peas Stuffed Poori) is easy to make and is quite popular in Uttar Pradesh.
Peas Puri (Matar ki Puri)

Maida – 1 cup
Rava (Sooji) – 2 tblsp
Curd – 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste
Oil – 4 to 5 tsp

For the filling:
Green Peas – 1 cup
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Oil as required for frying

1. Grind the peas to a coarse paste.
2. Mix the maida, rava, salt and oil in a bowl.
3. Knead well to a puri dough consistency.
4. Heat little oil in a frying pan over medium flame.
5. Add the ground peas and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, cumin powder and coriander powder.
7. Stir well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the raw smell disappears.
8. Switch off the flame.
9. Make small balls of the dough and shape them into a cup.
10. Add some of the peas mixture and roll it out into a medium puri.
11. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
12. Fry the prepared puris till golden brown and crisp.
13. Remove and serve with side dish of choice.

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