History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines. The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.
Mix together nachani flour, potato, red chilli powder, asafoetida, chaat masala and salt in a dough maker, add water as required and knead into a soft dough. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
Divide dough into equal portions and roll into balls. Dust each ball with a little dry flour and roll out into puris. Slide in the puris, one by one, into hot oil and deep fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle some chaat masala.
To make the ch¬utney, heat oil in a small non stick pan. Add asafoetida, ginger-green chilli paste, red chilli paste, garlic, sugar, vinegar and salt and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer into a small bowl.
Arrange the puris on a serving plate and serve hot with garlic chutney.
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