Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Masala Puri (Spicy fried flat Indian bread)

Winters and festive season – a perfect time for yummy food.  So today I'm going to share an easy way to enjoy festive season with you – it's called masala puri/ poori  .

Ingredients:
1 Tsp               Black cumin or Kalonji  
1 Tsp               Bishop's weed or Ajwain 
2 cups              Full-wheat flour
4-5 drops         Oil
Salt (according to taste)
Red chillies (according to taste)
Turmeric (a pinch)
Water
250 ml Oil

Procedure:

1.               Put 2 cups flour in a bowl.
2.               Add kalonji, ajwain, salt, red chillies, turmeric and oil. 








3.               Knead the dough.











4.               Make a small ball with the dough.  Ensure that there's no crack in the ball. 
5.               Put oil on the flat board and flatten the ball on it.  Use rolling-pin and make a 2 – 2.5 inch circle.
6.               Pour 250 ml oil in a wok or frying pan.  Heat it.
7.               Put a minute piece of dough in the oil to check that it is hot enough.  If it is then it will rise and become brown.
8.               Once oil is hot enough, put the raw, flat 2.5 inch circle of dough in the oil.
9.               Take a sieve like steel spatula and start giving light taps on the puri.
10.            The puri will puff up.
11.            Take it out and drain the excess oil.









12.            Serve it with potatoes or chaney or raita or any other vegetable.

Of course, puri is considered heavy but then so are several things that we eat.  Anyways, how many of us have puris everyday.

Enjoy a hearty and healthy meal this festive season.

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