Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jeera Poori

Jeera poori - a sugary fried snack.

I tasted it long back in a canteen in Tuticorin and learned that they do some make-over on their leftover pooris and sell as delicious dessert with evening tea. I have never heard of such a thing before....may be it was/is a local snack or an invention to attract the crowd.  All the workers would rush to get this sugary poori and it will be sold even before the tea break begins:) My colleague Ambika akka, would drag me there to get our quota from our friendly waiter, who would sneak some for our table as per plan:) Recently I prepared poori with kilangu (yellow potato masal) on a Saturday and made these jeera poori with afternoon tea to surprise my hubby. Though it is nothing but sugar and oil, it will definitely brighten up a lazy weekend. Try this and enjoy!

All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
oil - 200 ml (deep fry)
salt - a pinch
water - to knead.

jeera / syrup:
Sugar - 1/2 cup
water 1/2 cup
orange food color - a pinch
cardamom powder - a pinch
rose essence - a drop
almond / cashew - 3

Mix salt, baking soda, maida well. Add water little by little to get a thick smooth dough. Flatten them into small circles using chapthi rolling pin and base.
Deep fry them till crispy, drain oil and keep aside.

(We can use left over wheat poori too)

In a separate vessel mix sugar and water and bring to a boil. Let it give a lot of bubbles and reach a 'single thread consistency'.Add cardamom powder, rose essence and switch off.

Arrange the pooris on a large plate and drizzle the sugar syrup over the pooris.
After some time flip and sprinkle more syrup. Sprinkle finely chopped nuts and let it soak for 10 minutes or more.

Jeera poori is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve hot / cold as dessert or snack.


Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, that was truly delicious looking jeera poori. A different recipe,loved it.

Panchpakwan said...

This is new to me..but sound so yummy..Must try it.

Vardhini said...

Looks good .. sure to brighten up a lazy day.


divya said...

mmmmm looking yummy!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Jeera Poori looks amazing. Great preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm, jeera poori tempts me a lot..feel like finishing those droolworthy pooris rite now..

Indian Khana said...

Never had this and it's looks yum

Sunanda said...

Puri looks tempting,perfect for breakfast..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Unknown said...

Yummy,delicious poori...

Nandinis food said...

Wow! I'm adding this in my 'to cook' list. This looks delicious and lovely!

Suja Manoj said...

Wow this looks absolutely yummy,new to me..thanks for sharing dear.

Hari Chandana P said...

Gr8 recipe. looks awesome :)
Indian Cuisine

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
How are you? I like this one. We make something like this but with fennel. Never tried Jeera.It is very new, Will give a try soon
Have a nice weekend

sathya said...

Jeera poori looks delicious malar!

Puja said...

Absolutely delectable n addictive they look ~ YUM!
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Unknown said...

This looks super yum... I love the sugar dipped pooris... totally yum:)

Santosh Bangar said...

super and tempting poories

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

WOW!!! What an amazing looking poori! Very simple ingredients & easy to make ... Lovely picture too!