How to make Khoya Puri - Pooris stuffed with khoya and powdered nuts – a rich treat.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Khoya, Wheat Flour (गेहूँ का आटा)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Khoya Puri

The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Khoya Puri Recipe

  • Khoya grated 200 grams

  • Wheat Flour kneaded into dough 2 cups

  • Cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns ½ teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) ¼ teaspoon

  • Sugar 2 tablespoon

  • Almonds 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep frying + for greasing

Method

Step 1

Grind together cumin seeds, black peppercorns, green cardamoms, fennel seeds, sugar, almonds and pistachios into a coarse powder and transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Add khoya and mash well together.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into balls. Shape each ball into a katori, place the khoya mixture in the center, gather the edges and seal well. Shape them into balls and roll out into pooris.

Step 5

Gently slide the pooris into hot oil and deep fry till golden. Drain them on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving plate and serve hot.

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