Puri aloo is a very spiced gravy, tasty and lip-smacking favorite & heavy breakfast liked amongst the Indians. Puri aloo, spicy potatoes with gravy and puffed whole wheat bread (puri). It is a complete meal. This is a popular combination in North India. Puri aloo can be served for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Ingredients:

  • 5 medium sized boiled potato (Boil the potatoes with the pinch turmeric powder)
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes
  • 3/4 Medium size Onions
  • 5/6 Red chilies
  • 4/5 Greed chilies
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 Medium size Ginger

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Spices and Flour

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  • 1/4 tsp Red chilies powered/Kashmiri Mirch (for color)
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried mango powder/Chat masala
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds/saunf
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp coarse Fennel Seeds/Saunf powder
  • 2/3 green chilies slit lengthwise
  • 3 – 4 Tomatoes puree

    For the Puris

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cup Wheat flour
  • oil for frying the puris.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Grind the Fennel Seeds (saunf) and cloves coarsely and keep a aside.

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Grind tomatoes, fresh red chilies and ginger to paste and keep aside.

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Cooking Method

Heat a Pan/kadhai add 1 tbsp oil add the coarsely grounded Fennel Seeds (saunf) and cloves. Mix well, feel the aroma of it.
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To it add the tomato mixture. Mix well till the raw smell is gone. The oil starts leaving the mixture.

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Now add all the Masalas ( a mixture of ground spices used in Indian cookery) one by one.(Red/Kashmiri chilly powder, sugar, coriander leaves/Dhania, Cumin /Jeera and Dried Mango powder(Amchur powder). Add salt to taste. Mix well.

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To this lip-smacking gravy add the boiled and mashed potatoes, pour some water for the gravy consistency of your choice, you can judge the color contrast. Mix well. Close it with a lid and cook for 10 mins, till you see the boiling point.

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Open the lid mix and garnish with coriander leaves, your Potato Gravy/Aloo is ready.

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Making of Puris

In a bowl sieve the all purpose flour add wheat flour and salt, mix well by adding water to form a medium soft dough. To it add some oil while kneading the dough. Set aside for some time to rise till you prepare your salad.

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Knead the flour and make dough

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Make a round and fry in frying pan to make puri

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Slit and fry green chilies in oil with the help of a strainer.

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Add some salt to green chilies

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For Salad: In a bowl take the slice onions to it add some vinegar, Kashmiri chilly powder,coriander leaves, and salt. Mix well your vinegar onions (sirca pyaaz) is ready.


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For serving: In a plate place some vinegar onions, fried green chilies serve it with puffed puris and aloo.(the taste of the aloo will be spicy/hot & tangy that sweet/sour) .

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