Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rajgira and atta puri/poori / Amaranth seeds and whole wheat poori

Rajgira or ramdana or amaranth seeds are poppy seeds look alikes, it is a good source of dietry fibers and protein. I bought rajgira from Indian store to make laddoos, but for some reason the seeds wouldnot pop. Determined not to throw them, I made a pwd and added it to whole wheat flour and make rotis which I did not like. So I made puris instead , S and M loved these puris.

1 cup rajgira flour/amaranth(I roasted the rajgira and powederd it was a little coarse, if using store bought rajgira flour,add 1tbsp semolina/sooji to it.)
1&1/4 cup atta/whole wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water to mix the flours to dough.

  • Mix well the rajgira flour with  whole wheat flour and salt and add just enough water and knead to  form a stiff but pliable dough . 
  • Cover with a damp cloth or damp tissue and keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Mix again( donot knead).
  • Pinch of small lemon sized dough and roll them in between your palms to make small and smooth rounds .
  • Flatten and roll out into puris or use a puri press.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil and when hot, slide (donot drop) one puri at a time .
  • When the puri starts to rise a little put a slotted spatula on the puri apply very gentle pressure.
  • The puri will puff, turn and cook till the puri is golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat with the others.
  • Serve hot with curry of your choice or just sprinkle some sugar when the puris are hot.
  • Enjoy!!!
  •  You can also make masala puris by adding green chilly paste or redchilly pwd along with some garam masala and kala namak(black salt).
  • Can add tomato puree instead of water for kneading the dough to make tomato puris.


Unknown said...

What a neat idea using amaranth flour in puris, the puris look delicious and perfectly puffed !

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

Amaranth seeds are wonderful. I recently discovered that it helps to detox your body. Poori with seeds is a nice idea. looks perfect.

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