Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Masala Puri (Deep Fried Puffed Spicy Flat Breads)

Make stiff dough of wheat flour, semolina and masala; deep fry in hot cooking oil on medium heat until crispy brown, serve hot with curry and pickle of your choice.

  • 2 cup Indian whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp semolina (suji)
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp carom seeds (azwain)
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp chat masala
  • ½ tsp crushed dry mint leaves
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Cooking oil to deep fry

  • Mix all the ingredients (except oil to fry) in a bowl. Add warm water just enough to form a firm dough. Knead the dough smooth. Cover and keep it to rest for at least ½ hour at a warm place. Punch and knead the dough again before rolling out.
  • Divide the dough into small balls about golf-ball size, and roll out into 6" rounds on an oiled board.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or saucepan. Add a little salt to the oil to keep it from smoking.
  • Fry the puri one at a time, holding them under the oil on the first side until they puff. Turn and fry until light brown. Drain and take out in an absorbent paper.
  • Serve crispy puris with potato curry and pickle.

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