Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Corn Potli



This time for Magic Mingle #3, the magic ingredients we got were Whole wheat & Corn..Quite a different combo & i was thinking what to prepare, using the magic ingredients!! I didn't want to bake anything..already done with corn muffins..corn paratha's was my back up option..I wanted to do something different & its been on the back of my mind..






Yesterday, while re-arranging my clothes, i saw a potli (surruku pai), gifted during some wedding, in which i has stored my bangles..It suddenly hit me, why don't i make a potli using whole wheat in its powdered form ~Atta & i would make a corn stuffing for that.. I was excited to try this & am happy to announce people..Mission Accomplished :D!!






Ingredients


For the Potli/Outer cover
1. Wheat flour/Atta - 1 cup
2. Salt - 1/2 tsp
3. Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
4. Ghee - 1-2 tsp
5. Water - a little more that half cup


For the Stuffing
1. Corn - 1/2 cup ( I used frozen american corn)
2. Onion - 1/2 cup
3. Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
4. Kalongi/ Nigella seeds - 1 tsp
5. Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
6. Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
7. Bay leaf/Tej Patta - 1
8. Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
10. Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
11. Coriander-cumin powder - 1tsp
12. Garam masala powder - 1/2tsp
13. Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
14. Besan/Chickpea powder - 2tbsp
15. Cilantro - 1 tbsp
16. Salt - to taste
17. Oil - 2tsp


Oil - for deep frying


The ingredients list looks like a lot of items, but trust me its all the basic ingredients :)..I used everything i had ;)


Preparation Time!!
1. Take the wheat flour, salt, red chilli powder in a bowl. Add ghee & mix & then slowly add water to form a firm dough.. The dough should be like the one, we do for puri's & not very soft like chappati's! Knead well & let it rest for 10-15 minutes..



2. In a pan, add oil & once warm, add fennel seeds, kalongi, bay leaf, coriander seeds & sauté for 30 seconds. Once, they turn light brown, add finely chopped onions & sauté. To this, add ginger-garlic paste & mix well


3. Since i used frozen corn, i cooled it room temperature & dried the corn using a towel. Reason was to remove the moisture from corn! Then, make a paste in blender, without adding anything. Add this to the mixture in the pan


4. Then add all the spice powders - coriander-cumin, garam masala, red chilli powder, turmeric, salt & mix well


5. Mix well & then add besan, salt & cilantro & mix well. Add 1 tsp of oil & sauté this for 3-4 minutes, till the raw smell of began goes


6. Remove off flame & cool it. Remove the ten patta/bay leaf.Then make small balls of this mixture & keep aside. The mixture will appear powderey! But mix well and small balls can be formed!


7. Now, from the rested dough,pinch a small portion to make mini puri 's.. Grease the rolling base with a drop of oil &  make round puri's without adding powder..(Addition of wheat powder for greasing, actually de-colors the oil). Then, place a corn ball in the centre


8. Finally, wrap the puri around the ball (Similar to how we wrap for modal or kozhakattai). Dont flatten the top, just join them and press to seal. Then take a small pinch of dough..roll it into a thin long line & wrap it on the top to give the potli effect..


9. Deep fry in oil & remove when it turns golden brown! Since the base is thick, it will take a little longer, than usual fried items


It tastes great & you can just pop them in your mouth..You don't need any chutney or sauce!






Serving : Makes around 8 ( the dough still remains, you could use that to make puri or chapati..might get 2 puri's)
Duration : 40 minutes






Sending this to Kalyani's Magic Mingle #3, Surabhi's Holi Hai, Chandrani's 'Colorful Holi', Preeti's ' Colorful Holi', Amy's 'Mid week Fiesta' and Sumee's ' Bon Vivant : Savory'














80 comments:

  1. Wow. Look so appetizing. I was just drooling at the pictures

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    1. He he.. thanks for the quickest comment :)

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  2. Wow, your creativity baffles me. That looks so enticing Rasi.. inspiration from everyda objects. Awesome

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    1. Awww.. thanks La.. Just that brain works at times..suprising me :D

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  3. Such an innovative dish.. Love your idea..

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    1. Aww.. i know.. could help but stare at the pic :D.. i have lost my modesty gene today ;)

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  5. fantastic !!! definitely unique :)

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  6. Looks so beautiful dear... Perfect party snack.. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks wish & vimitha :)..True a good party snack!

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  7. WOW Rasi Its juzzzz Superbbbbbbbbb
    Thanks linking it to Holi Hai :)

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    1. Thanks a ton surabhi.. i love the superbbbb bit quite a lot now :D

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  8. How sweet..what a neat idea...love you potlis, for a change I am not drooling but admiring the cuteness of the potlis, drool would come later when I imagine the crunch of the deep fried layer and the spicy yet sweet taste of the corn filling inside...what a horrible glutton I am :-)

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    1. Nah! suchi..we are in the same boat.. i was picturing it in my mind all along & loved it when i has them..kept gobbling them & made sure S did that too..we are glutton's ppl..what the hell ;)

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  9. looks so cute....stuffing looks yummy and perfectly done...lovely click!

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  10. that z a great n innovative thought Rasi.....Food Blog really make us think and be creative...awesome preperation dear....

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    1. soo true faseela..you are queen of trying different things.. mine's like a one time wonder :D

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    1. Ya.. you could call them wontons!..just without veggies :D

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  12. Wow, Rasi, looks su..perb, nice idea with the potli, I know, all these ideas suddenly click..

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    1. Tell me about it :).. thanks so much!

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  13. Awesome Recipe Dear..Bookmarking it to try soon..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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    1. Thanks aarti.. I am sure you wil make a much better version..

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  14. These definitely resemble the surukku pai...very nicely made...

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    1. Thank u.. my vision & purpose is served now.. :)

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  15. Awesome....

    visit @my blog for my first event in ur free time :-)
    Preeti
    Ongoing Event--Color n Sweet-HOLI FEST
    Preeti's Kitchen Life

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    1. thanks for linking this recipe with my event

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  16. how cute they look, amazing... truly creative! do u think it would work if i baked it nstead of deep frying? would love to try it out :)

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    1. Thanks deeps & i have just written to u..yup! u could bake them :)

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  17. very unique and inviting recipe.. looking forward to make it soon ...

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    1. I hope u love them as much as i do :)

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  18. Corn potli looks absolutely fantastic. Must say a thoughtful and creative recipe!

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    1. Thanks julie & sangee.. Ya.. had the patience this time :D

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  20. they look cool...just like a bag of gold..:))grt stuffing!

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    1. I thought of the same..was reminded of the game gold miner :D

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  21. Very cute potli. very healthy crunchy also.

    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".

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  22. Very cute potli. very healthy crunchy also. Thanks for linking my event.

    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".

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  23. Cut looking potli.. Love the idea

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  24. Looks delicious and the shape is beautiful.!!!!!

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    1. Thanks swetha, jyoti & nirmala :)

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  25. woww.. wonderful recipe..its looking really cute.. :)

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  26. U r just awesome.very unique recipes with nice pics.....and this looks really delicious n like inviting...
    Maha

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    1. Thank u so much..to u too sumee :)

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  28. Beautiful looking Potlis!!! Yummm!!!

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  29. Cute looking potli's and I love the healthy stuffing.

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    1. Even i loved the stuffing.. it tasted so good :)

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  30. Perfectly done snack!!wonderful and very creatively done..awesome clicks

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  31. Loved it completely.....specially the look of it :)

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    1. Me too!! they looked adorable.. took me a while before i could pop it my mouth :D

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  32. Such cute potli's :) very nice

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    1. Thanks kalyani.. the magic in the ingredients are doing their magic ;)

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  34. wow!!they are so cute & I am sure they are delicious!!Thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta..

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    1. They indeed were amy :).. u most welcome!

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  35. Potli looks very cute!!!!Love the Clicks!!!

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