Friday, March 6, 2009

Nariyal Puri (Puris with a spicy coconut filling)

Friends share a lot of things.. news, food, clothes, shoes and ofcourse recipes! Lately, I have been hearing a lot of recipes from my friends outside this blogging world. As if I don't have enough recipe collection obsession (from cookbooks, internet, blogging), I now have another new list of recipes heard from friends, which is also growing rapidly. Looks like if I have to try all these recipes, I have to cook three times a day for several months! But I'm sure thats not going to stop me from exploring new recipes in my kitchen as and when I have time.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you should be knowing by this time that I'm not a big fan of time consuming cooking. I should tell you that a lengthy cooking process and I have a very troubled relationship. While I love to eat and enjoy the end-products that come out after a lengthy cooking process, the mere idea of a prolonged cooking process, chokes me. Don't know why, but I'm too impatient to have frequent walks to the kitchen and watch it like a hawk and wait for a long time between each steps. Those super complicated steps like separating the eggs, folding the whites etc. just haunt me. I really want to be one of those people who can be really patient and innovative and try some slow-cooking recipes and with all those nice decorative & presentation skills, but it just isn't going to happen. After all these years, I know myself pretty well.

So, going back to my long list of recipes-to-try, whenver I decide to pick from my recipe list, my first choice would be to try something rather simple and quick. This is one such easy and yummy recipe that I got from my good friend. She had mentioned that she got it from Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes and that she herself tried it for the first time. If you are reading this, dear friend, thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe and sorry for taking such a long time to try it. I should say this is one of the yummiest snacks I've ever had and I fell in love with this snack the very first time I tasted it. The coconut stuffing was too good and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

Ingredients:
  • Rava - 2 cups (unroasted)
  • Shredded coconut - 1 cup
  • Besan/Gram Flour - as required
  • G.chillies - 4 small
  • Corriander leaves - a hand full
  • Oil - for deep frying.

Procedure:

  • Soak the rava with as little water as possible. You can start with 1 cup of water and mix it, and then keep sprinkling more water until everything is wet. Leave it for 2 hrs.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing. Mix the shredded coconut (fresh), besan, g.chillies, salt and corrinader leaves until it forms a thick mixture. You should be able to make balls out of it.
  • After 2 hrs, knead the rava well and make it into a dough. If required, you can add some chapathi flour and make it to a puri dough consistency.
  • Make small balls with the dough, roll them to small circles, add the stuffing mixture, close the circle and make a ball of it one more time. Roll them into small puris and deep fry in oil.
  • Before serving, sprinkle some chat masala and a pinch of chilli powder on the top. Serve with green chutney or sweet chutney.

Enjoy!

41 comments:

Superchef said...

sounds delicious!! wonder whether they can be made with sweet coconut filing..

Asha said...

Very new dish, delicious Sujatha. A must try for me, thanks! :)

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. Thats a nice snack! Never heard of that.. looks tempting!

Sujatha said...

Thanks Asha and Anu!

SC - Thats a nice idea to try with sweet coconut filling.. may be a similar filling that we use in kozhukattais/modaks? Go for it! And if you happen to try that way, do let me know how it came out! :)

Trupti said...

puri looks very delicious ...mouthwatering

Varsha Vipins said...

Great dish Sujatha..loved the snaps here..i would love to dig in that Puri even without the filling..totally yum..:)

Cham said...

Wow, different recipe, looks delicous with coconut!

A_and_N said...

Wow great pic :) The puris look fantastic! The addition of besan is a new variation to me.

Divya Vikram said...

:ovely presentation and a different dish girl

Suparna said...

Hi Sujatha,
wow something new to me! the puris look extemely yummy.pics are superb asusual.
TC

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. this is new to me.. who wouldn't love these.. poori stuffed with coconut....mmmm yummo.

DEESHA said...

they look soo gorgeous ... Loved the idea of coconut filling

rekhas kitchen said...

looks so yum and very new to me will try this weekend

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me......Looks tempting and delsih...

Happy cook said...

Wow they look so yumm. I have never had puris like theese, wish i had them to taste.

Ramya Bala said...

Never heard before Sujatha...looks like a delicious recipe..
I didnt see the word spicy in the recipe name and went thru the recipe thinkg of a sweet dish...really really delicious...

Gita's Kitchen said...

This is very new to me, looks so delicious...thanks for sharing the recipe...

srikars kitchen said...

Nice entry.. looks yummy & delicious..

Suparna said...

Hi sujatha,
pls collect ur award from my blog:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

nariyal puris, I remember vaguely the taste of these puris (one of my friend used to bring this to the hostel , in the week ends); sounds hot and good!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

looks delicious.

Sujatha said...

Thanks for thinking about me for the award Suparna!

Laavanya said...

How interesting and I can imagine how awesome this must taste.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow..This is so new to me..Looks delicious :)

Uma said...

looks so good Sujatha! Yummy coconut filling!

n33ma said...

wow this is new and very well captured!

Ranjani said...

these look so good, and ttly different!! great click:)

Ranjani said...

I love your banner btw..!!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Please trail back to my blog. I have something waiting for you :)

Priti said...

New dish for me ...looks so tempting and yet so simple...gud one dear

Anonymous said...

Hey,

This is so so similar to Biscuit rotis that we konkanis make. We also put a tadka in the filling.

Anu

shantibhanu said...

hello sujatha,first time to ur blog...really really fantastic collection and photographs..liked all of them

Sia said...

girl, stuffing and rolling needs patience :) bk in my native, we have similar recipe and call then kobbari poori which i loved to bits. guess it's time to make some soon :)

Sujatha said...

Anu, Tadka sounds interesting! Next time will try that too.. And nice to know that theres a similar Konkani dish!

Shanti, Welcome to my blog! And thanks so much for your lovely words.. :)

Sia, You're right! Stuffing and rolling puris do take some time. But I made them smaller in size and since it was for tea time, I just made about 10 of them. Took about half-an-hour or so..

Trupti said...

puri looks very delicious... never tried these puries. I must try these puries

meeso said...

Hmmm, this really sounds tasty!

Andhra Flavors said...

I haven't taste yet,this nariyal puri is new to me.Innovative one.

delhibelle said...

Hi Sujatha
wanted to try out these puris, but all I have is frozen coconut. How do you recommend adapting the recipe for that or is it a terrible idea to begin with?
Thanks dear

Sujatha said...

Hi Rashmi!

You're perfectly fine with frozen coconut. In fact, I used the frozen shredded coconut and it came out awesome! If you have frozen chunks of coconut, just thaw them by soaking in hot water for some time, and then shred them in a blender.. But try avoiding the dry coconut flakes..

Let me know how it came out :) Best of luck!

Pavithra said...

so delicious...loved ur site very much

PranisKitchen said...

what a delicious one yarr..coconut stuffed puris and aslo its spicy ..loved this puri..
sure will be back..following u dear