Puri

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegan, Vegetarian

In addition to nan, roti, and paratha, puris are another traditional Indian wheat bread.  They are crisp, flaky, and tender and are used to scoop up various Indian stews.  This recipe will make approximately 10 to 12 five inch diameter puris.  Remember to fry at the correct temperature with enough oil so you get minimal oil absorption.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups 100% stoneground whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup 100% stoneground all-purpose whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • oil for deep frying

Directions:

  1. Combine flours and salt.  Add 2.5 tablespoons of vegetable oil and work into flour until crumbly.  Slowly add in warm water a little at a time until flour comes together.  Knead for 4 to 5 minutes.  Set aside in a lightly sprayed bowl covered with a damp cloth for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Divide dough into about 12 balls.  Roll out into 5 inch diameter rounds.  Drop carefully into oil and press gently on center as puri rises.  Once it is puffed and golden on top side, remove on paper towel.  (Don’t be surprised here-the cook time is short.)  Repeat for all other dough balls and enjoy with favorite Indian side dish!
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