In the journey of Signature Dishes of Indian States, today we are travelling to Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is known as ‘Rice bowl of India’ and the cuisine of this state justifies the title completely. Right from starters to the desserts the dishes of Chhattisgarh mostly comprises rice and rice flour. Today I will be sharing a recipe which is one of the most popular dish of Chhattisgarh – Chousela or Rice Poori. This poori is made with rice dough and is generally eaten with chhole masala or with tomato chutney for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try this chousela or the Rice poori and impress your family and friends
1 cup of rice flour
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup of water
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Boil the water with salt
Take rice flour in a mixing bowl and add cumin seeds to it and mix well
Add hot water and mix well without any lumps with a spoon
Cover and keep the dough 5 minutes to cool down
Knead well until you get a smooth dough
Pinch small size balls from the dough. Grease your hand with oil and roll into round shape.
Take a piece of parchment paper or cling film and apply oil on it
Place a ball on it and fold the cling film or parchment paper. Gently press it with your hand or a rolling pin
Keep it little thick.
Heat a kadai with oil and gently slide the pooris to cook on both sides till golden brown
Serve hot with channa masala or any other sabzi. They tastes awesome!