Soft and fluffy deep fried puris made with wheat flour, spices & oil. Pair it alongside your favorite curries for a delicious meal tonight.
Puffed up deep fried golden Indian bread. Puris or Pooris are unleavened Indian bread usually prepared with wheat flour. Puri is enjoyed by every age group and especially among kids, it’s a must-have everyday meal.
Rolling a puri is easy just follow the step by step pics below and you will have a perfect disc shaped puri. A perfect Sunday brunch, and can be accompanied with Alu, chole, Pethe ki sabzi and many more.
2 cups Wheat flour (Atta)
1-1/4 cup water (approximately)
3 tablespoon Oil or Ghee
1 teaspoon Oil – just to coat the dough
Oil for frying
1. Let’s start off with kneading the dough. Sift the flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center and slowly add lukewarm water.
2. Do not add all the water at once. Knead the wet dough my hand until it looks like crumbs.
3. Slowly add more water or ghee/oil to the dough and work on it until it comes together like a soft ball of dough.
4. The dough should bind well and not feel sticky at all. If the dough is sticky, add an extra tablespoon of flour and knead again.
5. Knead the mixture well until it forms a smooth and non-sticky dough. This step is necessary – dough elasticity and gluten formation are enhanced by kneading. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes.
6. After the rest time, evenly divide the dough into small balls.
7. Time to shape the puris. Take a dough ball, apply some oil and start rolling the dough with a rolling pin until it forms a small thin circle.
8. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Once the oil reaches its smoking point, drop a small pea size ball to check if it is ready. If that small pea sized ball floats right back up – oil is ready.
Carefully drop the rolled dough into the hot oil. By slowly pressing down on the puri try to work it around the pan and this way it will puff up. When golden from one side slowly flip it over until evenly cooked. Remove from oil and allow it to rest on a paper napkin to soak up excess oil.