24 March 2018

Dar Ni Pori

Dar Ni Pori



Dar Ni Pori or Dar ni Poli is a Pastry stuffed with a Sweet Lentil Filling
A favourite tea time snack enjoyed by Parsis all over the world!


Dar in Pori is typically made from Toor Dal a lentil (also called split pigeon peas)
In my version of this delectable treat I have used a short cut method of making it with canned chickpeas!


Ingredients

Pastry
2 Cups of Maida or Refined Flour
6/7 cubes of cold butter cut in cubes
Ice cold water
A little melted Ghee to brush on the pastry
A dash of rose water

For the filling
2 cans of drained chickpeas mashed ( I used a food processor)
1/2 a cut of chopped nuts and dried fruits ( I used pistachios, almonds and cranberries )
Optional nuts are chironji or charoli  and fruits are raisins
2 tsp rose water
3/4 cup jaggery ( or  you can use sugar)

Method
Measure the flour



Sift it

 Add the butter cubes


Add iced water and rose water




Rub the butter and water in the flour


Make a smooth dough and portion it in small balls
Cover the balls with a damp towel and let them rest



Filling

Drain 2 cans of chick peas



Chop up fruts and nuts


Add the mashed chickpeas , a little ghee, jaggery and the fruit and nuts to a thick bottomed pan
Add a couple of spoons of  rose water



Cool the filling then make portions



Flatten on portion of the pasty and put the filling in it


Cover the filling in the pasty and shape it like a round disc



Brush with a little melted ghee


Preheat oven to 180 C and put 2 poris in a baking tray lined with foil(brush the foil with little ghee before putting the poris to bake) and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown on both side


Let the poris cool down


Cut and serve with tea!

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