Indian cooking is incomplete with out Puri. Who can say no to super puffed and spiced Puri, topped with fenugreek (Methi) leaves. Methi / Fenugreek Puri (मेथी पूरी) is a deep fried crispy Indian bread, and is made from plain wheat flour and fenugreek. You can make these methi puries and they can last a couple of day, and eat as snack with tea or as mains with other curries.
Khasta means Crispy, Matar means Peas and Kachori (also pronounced and written as Kachodi) means pastry with filling. Khasta matar Kachori is crispy green pea stuffed pastry. The crisp and flaky outer shell formed by deep frying gives this a unique flavour. Filling can be made from many things, normally it is lentil, or onion but I have used green peas masala, hence the name. With each bite, you discover layers of crispness on the surface and then soft mushy masala peas in the core. This is a Vegan recipe too, hence Vegan delight 🙂
Pooris (Puri) / Indian puffed breads, are made up in varying flavours based on ingredients used to make it and taste of Poori varies accordingly. This recipe is for the most common form of Poori, known as Ajwain or Carom Seeds Poori. In this recipe below, I will share my tips on how to make Khasta / Crunchy Ajwain Poori. This probably the simplest kind of poori to make.
“Lachha paratha (लच्छा पराठा) or layered paratha, or Layered Indian flat bread” is a another commonly known form of Indian bread found across all over northern part of India. The method of making lachha paratha is very similar to Malabar paratha or Parotta which is very famous dish in southern india, it only differs in the main ingredient with the Parotta, difference being, in parotta recipe requires usage of all purpose flour/Maida instead of whole wheat flour used for lachha paratha. This paratha is made by making pleats of a plain rolled paratha and again rolling it. Though it take little more time in making compared to normal paratha but is definitely a great choice as this paratha is quite crispy and delicious. Read on for step by step detailed recipe of making laccha paratha at home with ease.