Step 1: “Puri” (Fried Wheat Bread) Ingredients:
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
- 1/4 cup water (approx)
- Oil for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the wheat flour, salt, and carom seeds.
- Gradually add water, kneading the mixture until it forms a smooth dough.
- Allow the dough to rest for about 10 minutes.
- Roll out the dough into small, round balls.
- Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai.
- Once the oil is hot, carefully drop in the dough balls and fry until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and serve hot with your favorite curry or chutney.
Note: This recipe is traditional and is often served on many festivals.
Step 2: “Aloo ki sabzi” (Potato Curry) is a popular dish that is often made during Hindu holidays. Here is a traditional recipe for making Aloo ki sabzi:
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and fennel seeds. Allow the spices to crackle.
- Add the diced potatoes and stir well.
- Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder (if using) and salt. Mix well.
- Cover the pan with a lid and cook the potatoes until they are tender and cooked through.
- Remove the lid and cook the potatoes for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow any excess moisture to evaporate.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with roti or rice.
Note: This recipe is traditional and is often serve on many festivals.