Poori (Indian Fried Bread)
Puri (Poori, Boori) is a small, round, flat bread that is deep fried and served with various side-dishes. Poori is much smaller than the Roti. Hardly takes any time. And it is a very tasty substitute for the normal Rotis! This is a very basic version. You can add different spices to the dough to yield flavored poori!
POORI RECIPE | How to make puri
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Fry Time: 30 sec -1 min
Makes: 30 pooris
Wheat flour – 6 cups
Salt – to taste (1 teaspoon)
Carom seeds – 2 tablespoons (optional)
Water – to knead (2 cups)
How to make Poori
1. In a mixing bowl, take the flour, salt & carom seeds & mix. (I love the smell of carom seeds. You can skip it)
2. Use water carefully to make a dough. The should not be too soft. If you use more water, the Puris may be too oily when you fry.
3. Make small balls out of the dough & keep closed.
4. Heat some cooking oil in a kadai / deep bottomed pan. I have this small wok I use. This ensures that I don’t take too much oil & then waste it!
5. Take a ball of dough on a flat surface. Take a rolling pin & roll it out into a small disk shape. (You need not use flour to roll out coz the dough itself isn’t that sticky. It is hard)
6. Slowly, drop the Puri into the oil from the side. (If using a bigger pan with more oil, you can drop more Puris together)
7. ( If the oil is hot enough ) It will puff and rise up.
8. Let it be in the oil on both sides for a minimum of 10 seconds at least. If you like it more crispy, keep longer.
9. Remove on a tissue paper
Enjoy with a curry, vegetable, jam, cream etc.