this is such a popular snack with all indians in the evenings.
i made it from scratch....right from the puris to the tamarind chutney ...everything.... i will guide u...its easy...if i can do it... U CAN!!!
FOR THE PURIS
if u can get ...them readymade U R LUCKY!! if not its easy
1 small cup of wheat semolina (sooji)
salt to taste
soak the semolina and a bit of salt in just enough hot water for about half an hour. when u see the water has soaked been soaked up and the sooji is soft add just enough white flour (maida) to make a soft dough.
heat oil for deep frying
make small balls out of the dough and roll into tiny bite size pooris...fry till crispy and keep in an air tight container.
FOR THE TAMARIND CHUTNEY
soak tamarind in hot water till its softened and mushy.
mash it with your hands and then strain it so all the fibres and seeds remain in the strainer.
boil it with plenty of sugar and salt.
cool it and taste it and adjust it accordingly
add some roasted cumin powder, chilli powder and black salt if u have. if not just add chaat masala
FOR THE FILLING
boil potatoes and cube them
add finely chopped onion, and coriander leaves
add chaat masala
take a puri, add the filling, add the tamarind chutney, some beaten natural yoghurt and sprinkle thin sev on the top
EAT WHILE CRISPY!!!