Puri is a popular Indian bread that is deep-fried until it becomes crispy and golden brown. It is commonly served with Indian vegetable curries or chutneys. Here is a recipe for making puri at home:
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup of warm water
- Oil for deep frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, salt, sugar, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
- Gradually add warm water to the mixture and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, divide the dough into small equal-sized balls, about the size of a golf ball.
- Roll each ball out into a thin, round shape using a rolling pin. The puri should be about 4-5 inches in diameter.
- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
- Carefully slide a puri into the hot oil and use a slotted spoon to gently press the puri into the oil. This will help the puri puff up.
- Once the puri has puffed up, flip it over and fry until it is golden brown on both sides. This should take about 1-2 minutes.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the puri from the hot oil and drain it on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
- Serve the puri hot with your favorite Indian curry or chutney. Enjoy!
- Use warm water when kneading the dough to ensure a smooth texture.
- Let the dough rest for 30 minutes before rolling it out to improve its elasticity.
- Gently press the puri while frying to help it puff up and become crispy.
- Drain the fried puri on paper towels to remove excess oil and keep them crispy.
- Serve the puri hot with freshly made chutneys or curries for the best taste.
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