Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sev Puri

In Chennai unfortunately, I couldn’t find authentic Sev Puri anywhere! No one here knows the way it is to be served actually, and at such times I miss Mumbai to the core. On one such day, I made Sev Puri at home, not better than the taste of the street Chat in Mumbai but better than what is available here!
boiled and mashed potatoes
4 onions finely chopped
1 packet of puris (25 to 30 nos.)
1 packet thin yellow Sev (I couldn’t find it here, so I used Haldiram, but it tastes better with the thinner sev)
Tamarind chutney (take a handful of tamarind, add 4 to 5 dates and a handful of jiggery, add 2 cups of water, boil the mixture for till tender and jiggery is totally melted. Filter it and squeeze the juice out of the mixture totally, you may add more water if you feel. Your tamarind chutney is ready; this chutney can be stored in the deep freezer for days together.)
Green Chutney (take 5 to 6 green chilies, a handful of fresh chopped coriander and 5 to 6 leaves of mint (pudina) add a little salt and water, grind it till fine. Your green chutney is ready)
Place the 5 to 6 puris on a serving plate, place a spoonful of mashed potatoes, add both the chutneys in whatever amount you like, ideally it should be sweet and spicy, then spread a good amount of chopped onion, finally spread the sev evenly on all puris. Your Sev Puri is ready!
While eating, eat one puri as a whole to enjoy the taste fully.