As Lil’M is on summer vacation….morning scene has completely changed in my house…..Though me and Lil’M wake up early as used to routine…..we lay in bed talking or just playing out candy crush in tab. Turning towards me throwing her little hand and leg around my tummy….moving close…rubbing her nose with mine….gently in a soft sleepy voice Lil’M asks me what is in breakfast??? (This habit of her is inherited from her ‘Papa’…..When I got married and moved to stay with him…every night before going to sleep he use to ask me what is going to be there in breakfast next day morning…..) I ask her in a low tone….what you like to have….and the list goes endless…
Conversation between me and Lil’M this morning….
- Lil’M – Mamma, aaj breakfast mein kya hain??? (What’s there in breakfast today?)
- Me – What you want to eat??
- Lil’M – yesterday we had Dosa, the day before we had brother of dosa that is Upma, and the other day we had sister of dosa…Idli…goes on with the relations of Dosa….
- Me – Hmmmm….toh phir aaj kya? (Then, what you want me to make today?)
- Lil’M – moving still closer and hugging me little tight whispers Poori…..
- Me – Poooooooori…..
- Lil’M – Ha mamma….it’s been long you made poori….the big brother of dosa….or say papa of dosa….
So let’s start by making hot and fluffy poori’s….this is my humble treat to all the kids who are enjoying their summer vacation…..My darling Lil’M likes her poori’s to be dipped in aloo masala, whereas my dear husband likes it to have with kheer….so here is a virtual treat to you all….Tell me what is your favourite summer breakfast recipe, when kids are at home on vacation???
- 1½ cup Multi grain Flour
- ½ tbsp. Salt
- ½ tbsp. Sugar
- 2 tbsp. warm Oil
- Water for kneading
- Oil for deep frying
- In a wide bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and oil. Gently with your fingers mix until it resembles bread crumbs.
- Now start adding water slowly and mix the dough. Knead the dough until it is soft, just like roti/chapatti dough.
- Cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile you can work on aloo masala or kheer.
- Heat enough oil for deep frying in kadai/wok. Reduce the flame to medium and start working on rolling poori’s.
- You can roll on poori’s just like you roll roti/chapatti or you can use poori presser (easily available in kitchen utensil’s shop or online).
- Grease the inner plates of poori presser as shown in the picture. Pinch lemon size dough and round it with your palm and keep it between the plates of poori presser.
- Press gently and check the size, if you want slightly thin ones, then press again.
- Gently and carefully from the side of the kadai, drop the pressed poori into hot oil.
- Using a slotted ladle, turn the poori upside down. By now the poori will be fluffy and round.
- Take out onto a plate lined with kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.
- Serve hot with your choice of side dish. I served with aloo masala and kheer.
- Add love to make these poori’s taste ‘Yummy'.
If a tablespoon of roasted semolina is added to the flour , the poori's stay fluff for long time.