Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ajwaini Green Puris with Potato Masala

The one thing that bothers me much is wastage and when i saw a clump of Leek and Celery leaves that was beginning to turn unusable i almost went in to a frenzy. Thankfully a good portion could still be recovered .

My daughter had wanted Puris with Potato Masala for lunch and i immediately warmed up to the idea going green with the puris . This combined with the goodness of carom seeds (ajwain) in the dough made the green puris much liked. With the patato masala  the puris was a hit  !

so here's my recipe:- 

  • Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Celery leaves ( handful of all the greens)
  • Leek leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • water - as required
  • Oil - a little

Wash the leaves well, roughly chop and grind it to a paste with little water.

In a mixing bowl add the wheat flour along with the ground paste. Add the carom seeds, salt, asafoetida and knead it well with required water. Add a little oil to make it to a soft dough.

Take a small quantity and spread it across dusting with flour if necessary.

Deep fry the puris till crispy and serve hot.

I also made phulkas with the dough. Sadly it vanished before i could take pictures !

Potato Masala :-

A very lovely accompaniment to puris and rotis, potato masala in a semi solid form  is also  very simple to make! I have also blogged about this in one of my earliest posts 


  • Potatoes Boiled - 2 to 3 (peeled and mashed ) , 
  • Onions -2 medium ( finely chopped ), 
  • Ginger - 1 small piece,
  • Green chillis 2 to 3 - to taste,
  • Curry leaves - handful, 
  • Mustard, cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -  ap inch or two,
  • Oil/butter - 1 tbsp

In a wok add some butter/oil and allow mustard and cumin seeds to splutter. Now add some curry leaves and ginger and stir it well with the onions. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and stir till mix turns light brown. 

Now pour some water and salt and once it starts boiling add the mashed potatoes and allow it to simmer till it gets the required consistency. Add a dollop of butter and the dish is ready !!!!

Enjoy !

Sending this to Priya's CWS : Ajwain guest hosted by Kavitha

Linking it to Torview's Food Palette :Green


  1. very inovative priya....i think its delicious too...

  2. thankyou this although very green looks like a dish I would love to eat. I will definately try this.

  3. I am sure your daughter would have enjoyed the green pooris .Looks lovely

  4. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.


  5. Not only it's beautiful but tastier too. Looks great dear..

  6. very interesting....looks very beautiful and yummy too...

  7. What a way to use up your leftover ingredients! Love it!

  8. I love new ideas of using up leftover! Good job:D

  9. I saw puris sold in the grocery mart the other day, now I know I can eat that with potato masala ;)

  10. Flavorful and yummy puris,pass me the plate please

  11. Innovative idea dear..colorful and tempting puris

  12. Nice colorful and delicious pooris and potato masala.

  13. I would not even mind the deep fried stuff as it is packed with the healthiest greens and carom is my favorite. Brillinat use of greens Priya,and the aloo masala is the perfect combination to go with these pooris:)

  14. Ajwain adds a nice flavour isnt..great idea..

  15. Very Creative Priya...I too hate to see waste. You are inspiring me to find something different in the kitchen for dinner :)

  16. Simply YUMMY. Wish I could grab one of those awesome green pooris :)

    US Masala

  17. Wow, what gorgeous color! I'd love to try it!

  18. thats an awesome time I have greens will do this. great way to eat veggies.

  19. Celery and leeks are too good to waste. Your lunch sounds easy and still very good!

  20. OMG! What nice looking colorful puries. Very easy to prepare and so inviting.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  21. healthy green and delicious thank you for linking