Mini Basil Pesto Puri

00:04 Niloufer Riyaz 13 Comments

After a long time participated in Shhhhhh cooking secretly challenge and this month my partner is Mayuri Patel of
Mayurisjikoni and she gave me two interesting ingredients Basil and lemon.
I chose basil as that's one ingredient I have not worked with but then thought how to mask them checked out so many recipes for inspiration but couldn't land on any.
The one recipe that came across was basil pesto and thought how to mask it as it is used in either pasta or as spreads.  Then all of a sudden thought why not make chapati then started the prep  and made pesto recipe from here.
Made only little quantity about 1 1/2 tbsp
And started making the dough. Then my mind changed and thought of making mini puri because I wanted my kids to eat
Voila then made mini puri which was devoured within minutes and I am excited because till now the secret ingredient had not been guessed correctly  by my fellow friends.
***my card reader not working currently so basil pesto photo is stuck there. will post it as soon as it gets fixed***
Let's proceed in making this mini basil pesto puris

You need:

For pesto:
Basil leaves.          1/3 cup
Walnut                   3 pieces(toasted)
Garlic clove.           1/4 of a clove
Olive oil.                  1 1/2 tbsp

For puri :
Atta flour.               1/2 cup
Basil pesto.             1 1/2 tbsp
Oil for frying

Grind all the ingredients given under for pesto to a fine paste.
In a bowl add the flour and pesto and enough water to make a dough.
Rest them for 10 minutes
Roll them into a big circle. It should neither be thick nor very thin 
With a circle cutter cut them into small circles.  Use all the dough and cut out circles.
In a separate kadai heat the oil. Test whether the oil is heated enough by putting a small piece of dough in oil.
Keep the flame in moderate heat and fry the puris one by one . Press the puri in oil then only they will puff up. 
Remove them with slotted spoon
Serve them hot.  

You can make them as regular sized puris too.
Suits best for kids lunch box. Allow them to cool a little before packing so that they don't turn soggy.


I just love pesto in any form.. So flavourful

I just love pesto in any form.. So flavourful

Rafeeda AR said...

Such a lovely way to mask the basil! I have always been wanting to buy basil but then I decided I will get some only after I decide what I am going to make with it, rather than push it off into the bin... :(

Amrita said...

Absolutely delicious!

Hayley said...

I just need masala chai with tempting !

thank you Veena

Thank u Jagruti

thank u amrita

thank u Rafeedha ....

What a lovely way to use my basil pesto! Would love to make this sometime soon.

Swathi said...

Very nice idea to use pesto in poori

Super. love the perfect vth chai..

loved the way you put in the ingredients..looks so good