A delicious brunch recipe – Puri Bhaji, will help you kick start your mornings with savoury flavours! This dish is an essential part of Northern Indian cuisine. Here, bhaji is a spicy, aromatic, and tangy potato dish, and puri is a puffed, deep-fried Indian bread. This combination is loved by all and savoured by many people around the country.
Puri bhaji, or poori bhaji, is a dish invented in the Indian subcontinent. Indian delicacies are full of flavours and spices. The puri will taste simple, yet you will not be able to stop yourself from eating hot piping puris one after another! And also, bhaji is just heaven on your tastebuds!
How to Make Puri Bhaji at Home?
Puri bhaji is a complete package as you don’t have to spend your mornings in the kitchen. On one side, your puris will be getting fried, while on the other side, your aloo bhaji will be spreading mesmerizing aroma in the house.
The flaky, crusty puri will pair well with the tender, savoury aloo bhaji and will present you with a breakfast recipe that will fill your tummy and satisfy your zingy cravings. So, let’s see how you can make this recipe at home and enjoy a filling, hearty, and delicious breakfast in no time!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 serves
For Poori Dough
- 2 cups of wheat flour
- Two tablespoons of semolina
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Water, as required
- Oil, a dash
For Aloo Bhaji
- Three tablespoons of ghee
- ¼ teaspoon of hing/asafoetida
- Two teaspoons of cumin
- Two tablespoons of coriander seeds
- One green chilli
- One tablespoon of ginger, chopped
- Salt, as per taste
- One teaspoon of chili powder
- One tablespoon of coriander powder
- One teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 cup of tomatoes, chopped
- 5 to 6 boiled potatoes
- 4 cups water
- A pinch of garam masala
Method to Prepare
- Take a deep vessel and heat some ghee over medium heat. Now, add a little hing to the hot ghee and follow it with cumin and coriander seeds. Wait until the masala splutters.
- Meanwhile, slit the green chilli and ginger and cook them for a minute.
- Next, add the powdered masalas and salt. Give it a good stir.
- Then, add in the chopped tomatoes to stop the masalas from burnings. Increase the flame to high and roast the tomatoes for a couple of minutes until the tomatoes are well cooked.
- Now, mash the potatoes using your hands into the masala and stir them into the pan. Reduce the flame to medium and roast the potatoes well for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Then, add water and bring it to a boil. Once the sabzi boils, add the garam masala and decrease the flame to low to simmer the bhaji for 5 to 10 minutes until it thickens.
- Once the bhaji thickens, add coriander to the finish. Your bhaji is ready.
- Now, let’s make puri. Take a big bowl and add whole wheat flour and semolina with salt.
- Gradually mix the water to make a stiff dough. Drizzle a dash of oil once the dough is formed and cover it with your fingers.
- Keep the dough aside for half an hour of the resting session. After 30 minutes, cut even-sized pedas of the dough according to your preferred size and shape them into balls.
- Dredge the working surface and belan (rolling pin) with a splash of oil.
- Start rolling the puris into circles. Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai at a high temperature.
- Put the prepared puris into the oil and flip until it puffs up. With the help of a perforated spoon, bathe the puris with hot oil and fry until golden.
- If you want the best results, then make a little stiff dough.
- While your puris are in the oil, we have another tip. Use oil instead of flour while rolling the puris because dry flour will unclean the frying oil.
- Plus, avoid over-mashing the potatoes and only crush them lightly with your hands for the best consistency of the bhaji.
- By now, your puris will be fried; take them out of the pan.
- Serve the hot puris with aloo bhaji, and enjoy!
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Full of spices and herbs, aloo bhaji, will perfectly pair with the hot, flaky puris. The goodness of potatoes will help you begin your mornings in a savoury and flavorful fashion. So, try this puri bhaji recipe and enjoy a lip-smacking morning meal with your family!