Pea Stuffed Wheat Puffed Breads (Puri)

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegan, Vegetarian



  • 2 cups 100% whole wheat pastry flour
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups cooked green peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw demerara sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • cooking spray
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Combine salt and flour.  Drizzle over 2 teaspoons of the oil into flour and crumble in with fingers until evenly dispersed.  Add a little warm water at a time until a dough ball forms.  Knead until you get a soft dough ball.  Let rest for at least 30 minutes with a damp paper towel over it. 
  2. Pulse green peas until smooth and only slightly coarse.  Heat remaining one tablespoon of oil.  Add cumin seeds.  Let crackle.  Add peas, chili powder, sugar, and turmeric.  Cook until peas dry out (you know it’s dry enough when there is no residue sticking to bottom and sides of pan.)  Let cool.
  3. Heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for deep frying.  Form 12 dough balls out of dough and same number of balls out of pea mixture.  Flatten dough balls and add a ball of pea mixture in the middle.  Fold over edges to form another ball, flatten, and spray with cooking spray.  Roll out into approximately 4 inch circle (make sure to roll gently so pea mixture does not puncture dough).  Fry like you would a puri (as the bread goes into the oil, gently add pressure to one side to allow to puff up).  Drain on paper towels.  Repeat for rest and enjoy!


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