Sunday, July 29, 2012

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



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

Ingredients:
Shingara flour ..... 1 cup or as needed
Potato ................. 1 (boiled and mashed)
Rock salt ............ to taste
Crushed black pepper .. 1/4 tsp.
Oil to fry.


Method:
1. Mix the mashed potato, salt, crushed black pepper with the Shingara flour









2. Knead into a hard dough. The mashed potato should be sufficient for kneading. If required just sprinkle very little water. Be very careful otherwise the dough gets soft and difficult to handle.








3. Roll out small puris. 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. You can also use plastic paper to roll in between the sheets.







4. Deep fry the puris in hot oil. If you like rotis you can roast them on a griddle applying ghee or oil.









5. Remove them on a paper tissue to remove excess 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.
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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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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