Poori also called Puri is an flat cooked bread, originating from the Indian subcontinent. it's eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. This gently crisp yet soft, chewy and puffy bread is nice to mop up any curry. Wonderful for serving at the breakfast or dining table.
- 1CupRefined Flour ( मैदा )
- 1CupWheat Flour ( गेहूं का आटा )
- 1/2tbspSalt to taste ( नमक स्वाद अनुसार )
- 2tbspRefined Oil ( रिफाइंड तेल )
- Water ( पानी )as per requirement
- Oil ( तेल )for Deep Fry
Mix the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the 2 tbsp oil, then add sufficient water to make semi-tough dough
Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes until smooth.
Place in an oiled bowl and cover with oiled clear film. Leave for 30 minutes.
Place the dough onto the floured surface. Divide into 12 equal pieces. Keeping the rest of the dough covered, roll one piece into a 5 " round.
Repeat with the remaining dough.
Stack the pooris, layered between clean film to keep them moist.
Pour the oil in a big deep frying pan. Heat the oil to 180° Celsius/350° Fahrenheit.
Now lift one Poori and gently slide them through the sides of the pan into the oil (be careful not to dip your fingers); it will sink but will then return to the surface and begin to sizzle.
Gently press the Poori into the oil. It will puff up. Turn the Poori over after a few seconds and allow it to cook for a further 20-30 seconds.
Remove the Poori from the pan and pat dry with kitchen paper.