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Category Archives: Indian Cuisine

I am possibly one of the least qualified to write about cooking and related experiences. But one can still dream to reach the stars….. Essentially to please myself once in a while that I am not relegated to only making boring breakfasts and mundane dinners. And mostly because of the irresistable photographs of food that you get to see on many food blogs. Some of them exceedingly so. Thats when one loses it. SNAP you go. Into those realms you have never ventured into.

These two people from the other end of the world have tricked me into it many times, with their 2 Ps ( yeah, I remember the 4 Ps of marketing )..the Pen and the Photo ( ok ok..that one was a bad one 😉 ). And most of it has ended up in disasters. Like this one HERE.

But one of the times, I have managed to salvage the situation which itself is cause to celebrate ( well, more so , since its the 50th post on this blog…I didn’t realise it, just that WordPress has a better design now which announces the number of posts 🙂 )…Presenting Puran Poli, irresistably inspired by Bee’s Beautiful Puran Polis .

I’ve not done any much tweaking to the recipe that Bee has given, just a bit of disaster management whenever required :-)…. here is a 3 stage photograph of one of the least mutilated puran poli from the batch 🙂




 It has been a long time since I sent any entries to any Events…Am sending over this one to the Roti Mela hosted by Srivalli at Cooking 4 all Seasons


I really thought someone is hosting another award : The Ultimate Puri Queen / King ( I am afraid that Jai might do a Gandhigiri after the Rockin’ Girl Blogger 😉 Now that there is a Rocking Guy Blogger, I guess ” everyone lived happily ever after” 😉 )…

Remember the old Sundrop oil ad,  where there is huge pile of puris and the kid is running away from a falling puri…yesterday night when I sat down to do a round of catching up, I felt like the kid and all the puris from all the blogs trying to follow me…..!!!! And then to my amazement I realised that it was not just puris, there was another unknown character “cluris“….Well, now after some bit of blog searching and soul searching ( I read this post by Anita twice 😉 ), I decided to plunge myself in, head first.

But it is Sunday today, it would be a sin to do even a mote of work that can be avoided in any way 😉 So, here is puri and potato combined into one, and fried together. 😉 ( I avoided cooking another bhaji 😉 )….and just had it with dahi !!!! yummmm….

The lone Puri among Cluris


Batata Puri  (from Rotis & Naans of India by Purobi Babbar)You ll need

1 cup plain flour

2 potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed well

3 tbsps youghurt

1/2 tsp salt


ghee/ oil


Mash the  potatoes finely, and mix all ingredients with 1 tbsp oil. Knead well and make into a semi – soft dough ( but make sure, it is not too soft ).

Roll them into round circles and deep fry them into puris ( or most of the time, cluris )

Enjoi with dahi

Join  A Mad Tea Party with puris 🙂