Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Kerala Porota

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Kerala Porota is synonymous with Kerala's hotels or its 'thattukadas'. I just finished my brunch...ate some porotas with my andhra egg curry. Vow! Made for each other they are, yaar ! Ever since my mom told me that easy recipe to make 'porota', I have stopped filling my freezer with those frozen porotas we get at the kerala shops in Birmingham. Though a bit fatty, kerala porota is too good to resist with some real spicy veg or nonveg curry.
Ingredients
maida-500g (4 10 porotas)
egg-1
milk-1/4 cup
Oil-3 Tbsp
ghee/dalda-2 tbsp(melted) (You can again use oil as well)
Water & salt-as required

Blend egg well with milk, water and salt and add this to the flour. Knead the mixture well enough to a consistency slightly loose than that of chappathi. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it for 2 or 3hrs. Then divide it into balls of equal size(a big lemon size). Apply some oil and roll it out into thin rounds like chappathi. Again pour some generous amount oil/ghee/dalda and then roll the 'chappathi' from both the ends towards the middle. Hold the 'chappathi' from one end and curl it into a flat round roll. Keep doing the same with the remaining balls. Once finished, take the first roll and roll it out flat using a roller pin once again, not too thin and roast it on a hot tava, pressing it occasionally, so that it starts bulging...Once you have made a few 'porotas' like this, hold 2 porotas and smash it against each other, so that it will turn out to be soft and layered. Serve hot with any of your spicy curries.





6 comments:

Inji Pennu said...

Do you pleat the chappathi or do you roll?

indianadoc said...

I roll it..I think the next time I make it I should take the step by step snap.

indianadoc said...

You need to roll it from both the ends towards the centre...then hold one end of the rolled chappathi and curl it into a round.

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

I stumbled across your blog while I was searching for Egg curry and Appam, had such tasty egg curry- christian style without the tomato n am in search of the same...

You sure are so sweet to share your recipes as the persons home where I had this wont tell the recipe....I so want to make almost everything you have here! its amazing n I am too excited!! :)

indianadoc said...

thanx scribblez for dropping in and all the kind words...u r right some are too possessive of their knowledge and skills and try to have a kind of dominance by not sharing but the new generation with all these food blogging are better off with a yearning to share their knowledge and learn too...

pari said...

Dear Dear Dear Indianadoc......i m too from the famous Kozhikode...and am finding ur site very very homely.....really great job..guess ur name is shiny as i enquired from Mr.Maddy...hope to get ur email id...mine is tmparimalam@gmail.com