Sunday, July 29, 2012

ROTI / PURI - WITH SHINGARA FLOUR( Vrat ka Khana)



During the fasting season Shingara Flour ( watre chestnuts flour) is used to make rotis, puris, halwa etc etc.

Ingredients:
Shingara flour ..... 2 cups
Potato ................. 1 (boiled and mashed)
Rock salt ............ to taste
Crushed black pepper .. 1/4 tsp.
Cumin or caraway seeds ... 1/2 tsp (optional)
Oil to fry.

Method:
1. Mix the mashed potato, salt, crushed black pepper,cumin seeds,half tbsp. oil and knead into a hard dough.(add very little water or else the atta becomes too soft to handle)
2. Roll out small puris and deep fry.The dough is like bajra or jowar, if you find it difficult to roll, just pat with your hands on the board using dry flour and lift with a spatula.
3. If you like rotis you can roast them on a griddle applying ghee or oil.

18 comments:

  1. I have heard of this flour .Where to get this flour??

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    1. We get it in India.. any provision store will have it

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  2. Like to know about the difference between vrat ka khana and regular cooking? This will be helpful for others .

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    1. During the fasting period we have a limitation of vegetables that we can eat.. for example potato, sweet potato and carrot. We also don't use any spices except black pepper.

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  3. First time here. Lovely space and lovely recipes for vrat.
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  4. Interesting recipe..very unique and so yummy

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  5. Thats a new puri for me, water chest nut flour never crossed them here..have to check them..

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  6. My mom always used make this with ras wali aloo ki sabji during vrats n we used to love it, she also made singhade ka halwa sometimes..good one!

    US Masala

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    1. Yes Aipi.. fasting food is always so delicious eventhough we don'r use spices

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  7. unique and looks yummy
    great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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