Whole Wheat Puri

IMG_0276Puri is a deep fried Indian delight that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. I just came to know that the name puri derives from the Sanskrit word पूरिका (pūrikā), from पुर (pura) “filled”. As a child I was always fascinated to see the puri puff up into a round ball, whenever Mom made puris. I got this fool proof recipe for puri from my mom. The puris came out soft and puffed up well too. They also tasted delicious. I attribute the success to my husband as well, who helped me in shaping and frying the puris.

I used 100% organic whole wheat from Wholefoods for making this puri. You can use any wheat flour brand for making the puris.

You can enjoy puri with Aloo Bhaji, Chole, Chutney or even jam :). I love savory accompaniments and my favorite is Chole 🙂

Makes: 15 puris

Ingredients

  • ¾  cup milk, boiled and cooled
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp semolina
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

  • Knead all the ingredients well until the dough is smooth and even. The dough should not be sticky or wet. It should be smooth. It should not be too stiff as well
  • Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for few minutes
  • Roll the dough into a large circle and shape into round puris using a lid. Use dry flour as needed to aid you in this process. A mason jar’s lid is perfect for making the round shape. You can collect the edges to make a dough to form puris again
  • Repeat the above process for the remaining dough
  • Heat enough oil in a pan for frying the puris. Test the oil temperature by dropping a small piece of dough into the oil. If it rises to the surface within few seconds, the oil is ready
  • Drop the puri in the oil, and press down gently with a ladle for few seconds. As you press it gently, the puri will start rising and puffing up. At this stage, use another ladle to help you rotate the round puri so that all sides are cooked and golden brown in color

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  • Drain the excess oil from the puris and serve hot with your favorite accompaniment

Enjoy 🙂

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