A very warm wishes to all my readers and friends in this new year!
Here's starting another edition, the BM#48th edition. I am starting with my favorite theme, the Kid's Delight! As you all know, this event was started basically to help me get more ideas and new dishes to feed my kids. This theme and the event basically should be kid-approved. Of course what one kid eats, the other may not. I have this problem all the time. Not all three of them like the same dish. Most times I even go with just one of their ideas, because it's worth the efforts we take.
These recipes are going to be Holiday special. I wanted to go the easy way out, as I have been baking cakes non stop the whole of December and can't afford to bake another cake very soon. Though trust me it will be back! So I thought I might try a different breakfast and see if my kids like it.
I make pooris twice a month, sometimes during the weekday as well. So the pooris are always with Kabuli channa and just to break the monotony for me, I keep varying the channa masala. This time I thought I would use the Kala channa and was surprised that the kids all loved it. Since it was going to be my only gravy for the day, I wanted to make sure it wasn't very spicy and masala.
I have been wanting to make this Aloo Ki poori for a long time, so finally made that as well. The last time I made it, it was Aloo Batura. These spiced pooris made a great combination with the channa. I already have another version of Kala Chana, you should check that up as well!
Aloo Ki Poori
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Boiled, mashed potatoes - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
How to make the Aloo Ki Poori
MW slashed potatoes for 4 mins and peel the skin. Mash well into the flour along with all the other ingredients. Slowly add water to knead to a stiff dough.
Heat a Kadai with oil for deep frying, meanwhile pinch out small balls, dust, and roll out discs. Once the oil is hot, deep fry on both sides.
Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot with Kala chana Subzi
Kala Chana Subzi
Kala Chana - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium, finely chopped
Onion paste - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes puree - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Channa Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 -2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
How to make the Kala Chana Subzi
If you have pre-cooked chana, it's very convenient, else soak the chana overnight and pressure cook till tender.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil. Sauté the finely chopped onions till they start changing colour, then add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste. Cook on high as you keep sauting, this takes about 5 mins.
Then add the tomato puree, salt, and turmeric powder. Simmer for 5 minutes till the mix is all nicely combined.
Now add in chili powder, cumin powder, and chana masala powders. Combine everything well and again simmer for 5 mins with lid closed.
Then add in the boiled Kala channa, mix and cook in high for 2 mins. Add 1 cup of water or the same water you used for boiling the chana. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes or till the gravy is thick enough.
Finally before switching off, sprinkle the garam masala and coriander leaves. cook for 1 min and remove from flame.
Serve with Aloo Ki Poori
I am also excited about getting around a roll that rocks! Check out Kati Roll with Onions and Potatoes
vaishali sabnani says
The aaloo poori is very interesting and I like this combo..kala channa is such a hit with kids..lovely.
That makes a scrumptious lazy Sunday brunch.. Wish someone makes it for me ????
Sapana Behl says
I love Aloo Poori , drooling here. Lovely combo...
Priya Suresh says
Aloo poori and channa curry,both are inviting me.. Prefect holiday special to everyone.
Yum!! This looks so good! ALl the best in the New Year!
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
nice combo!! looks very tempting and mouth watering..
Padma Rekha says
this will be a perfect brunch for me after having this can happyly sleep for an hour
Yummy and delicious....
Great combo. Should try aloo poori.
Nalini's Kitchen says
Wonderful combo,mouthwatering recipe...
Archana Potdar says
Valli sounds like a delicious and mouthwatering combo. I will try it a little spicier at my place.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Aloo poori is very inviting Valli! Forget the kids, I would jump into this combo right now. Thanks for linking it to the event 🙂
sneha datar says
A prefect combo the and irresistible.
Suja Ram says
Yummy Aloo Poori and Channa. Makes me drool.
Pavani N says
What a perfect combination -- aloo poori & chana.. Makes my mouth water instantly.