Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Urad Dal Puri (Crispy Deep Fried Puffed Flat Breads)

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

  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup semolina
  • ¼ cup Urad dal powder ( available in Indian Grocery Store)
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp dry mango (amchur) powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp fennel (saunf) powder
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooking oil for deep frying

  • Mix all dry ingredients except cooking oil for frying.
  • Add water and make smooth dough but little harder than dough for roti. Cover the dough and keep it to rest for at least 1 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 4" rounds on an oiled board.
  • Heat cooking oil in a wok or saucepan. Fry the puri one at a time, holding them under the oil on the first side until they puff up. Turn and fry until light brown. Drain and take out in an absorbent paper.
  • Serve crispy Dal puri hot with Aloo Gobhi/Aloo methi/ Rajma or any other vegetarian curry.

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