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Also known as ‘poori’, this is an Indian bread eaten for breakfast, a snack or light meal, usually served with vegetable curry.

Let's start cooking!

Mixed flour and water in a bowl

Step 1 - Combine dough and rest

*In a bowl, add flour, water, and ¼ tsp salt and mix with your fingertip. When combined, form into a dough ball, cover and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.

Cut dough into small portion on a chopping board

Step 2 - Form puri

Coat hands with ghee to prevent dough from sticking. Knead dough until slightly springy. Roll dough into a long sausage then cut and portion into balls of about 25 g each. *Flatten or roll out into flat discs about ½ cm thick.

Puri in a pot of oil

Step 3 - Deep-fry puri

In a pot half-filled with hot vegetable oil, place the puri in. Once it starts to float, ladle hot oil over the puri over and over again. This helps the puri to puff up. Once golden brown, remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough.

It is important for your oil to be hot while deep-frying. Test this by dropping a small piece of dough into the oil. It should start float to the surface. If the oil isn’t hot enough, the puri will not puff up, remaining flat and resulting in an oily and soggy puri.
Puri is commonly enjoyed with an Indian chickpea curry, known as channa masala.

Plate and serve!

Puri on plate

Transfer deep-fried puri into serving baskets or dish and serve!

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