It’s been a while, only a few days but to me it feels like a long time. As usual, if no posts are seen it doesn’t mean that I’m not working. I just didn’t get sufficient time to post. That and I’ve been up to my neck, more like forehead, in work lately. Anyhow, back to the recipe post.
Aloo Puri vs Dhal Puri
Today I’m posting a variation of the dhal puri roti. Aloo puri is like dhal puri, just that it has potato in it. Now you may wonder why I didn’t call it a potato roti, you see a potato roti connotes a different idea in the trini mind. What we would call a potato roti or what you would get at a trini roti shop is really the normal dhal puri roti with a curry potato filling. I know it sounds a bit confusing but that’s how it is in Trinidad and Tobago.
This roti recipe is not as common so it may not be readily available at the roti shops, but it is still made at home like you see in my pictures. So, if you don’t have split peas or you’re tired of making dhal puri you can still have a hearty lunch by trying this tried and tested Aloo Puri recipe. After having it for lunch, all I can say is that Aloo puri has gotten the simply trini cooking stamp of approval. Here’s Aloo puri: Dhal puri‘s cousin
Aloo Puri Recipe
5 medium sized potatoes
5 cups flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups water
1 tbsp. oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp. green seasoning
2 tsp. geera
Coat the dough with oil and leave to rest for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Serve with Curry chicken, and Channa and aloo.
Coming up next another wonderful but spicy trini recipe. Stay tuned.