How to Make Puri: A Step-by-Step Guide to Fluffy Fried Bread

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Puri Recipe

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:

Golden-brown homemade puri with chutney
Puri with Chutney


  • 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


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, salt, sugar, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  2. 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.
  3. After 30 minutes, divide the dough into small equal-sized balls, about the size of a golf ball.
  4. Roll each ball out into a thin, round shape using a rolling pin. The puri should be about 4-5 inches in diameter.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Use a slotted spoon to remove the puri from the hot oil and drain it on a paper towel-lined plate.
  9. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
  10. 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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