WholeWheat PurisSubmitted by: BIGGIRL2082010
IntroductionDeep-fried whole-wheat bread. Typically eaten with a variety of curries, or even with desserts like halwa and srikhand. Deep-fried whole-wheat bread. Typically eaten with a variety of curries, or even with desserts like halwa and srikhand.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (ideally, the "atta" you get in Indian stores
- 1 tbsp peanut oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Water to make a soft dough
- 2 cups peanut oil for deep frying
Set aside, covered for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 16 small balls. Roll out each ball into a circle about 4 to 5 inches in diameter, using a bit of oil on the rolling pin to prevent sticking.
In the meantime, heat the oil for deep-frying (I use peanut oil because of its high smoking point ... if you use an oil with lower smoking point, you'll need to cook the puris longer to make sure they're fully cooked).
Once the oil is bubbling hot, carefully slide in each puri as you roll it out. Press down with a slotted metal spoon to help it puff up. Flip when you see bubbles forming on the underside, then cook the other side for another minute (or less, depending on the heat). Remove from the oil with the slotted spoon, set it to drain on paper towels.
Makes 16 4-5 inch puris. Serve hot with potato bhaji, any curry, or with semolina halwa or shrikhand.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGGIRL208.