Whole wheat flour Poori recipe / Puri recipe preparation, step by step instruction and video.
Poori is wickedly delicious and difficult to resist. There is a variety of poori/puri made.
Puri is a very popular Indian Fry Bread. It is unleavened deep fried bread.
Poori is not a everyday Indian bread. Poori/Puri is a special bread that is made on weddings, festivals, parties, picnics etc.
It is made occasionally as breakfast or snack too. As puri is a fried bread, it should be eaten only once in a while.
Most of the times it is served with spicy vegetable dishes such as potato masala, vegetable saagu, curries or chutneys.
Indian fry bread recipe is made either with atta - whole wheat flour or maida - plain flour or a mixture of both.
Plain flour/maida puris are softer and whiter. But using whole wheat flour is healthier and I find it tastier.
I always use whole wheat flour. A little semolina or gram flour can also be added if you like the puris a little crisp like I do.
The popular bengali Luchi is a variation of puri that is made with maida (plain flour).
You can mix the puri dough and keep in the fridge for 2-3 days and make pooris whenever you want.
You can also take this Indian fried bread with you when you go for a picnic as puris remain soft for long and can keep for a day or two.
My family loves them. Your family would love them too!
Ingredients for Indian fry bred Poori - Puri:
Mix flour, salt, ajwain, two tea spoons oil in a bowl. Add water little by little and form a tight dough ball.
Keep aside for about 15-20 minutes. After that, knead the dough again and divide the dough in small lime sized balls.You can see 3 balls in the image below. Make the remaining balls similar way.
Step 3: Roll each dough ball into a round of about 3". If the dough sticks to the board, put a drop of oil on the board before you start rolling.
Step 4: Heat oil in a deep frying pan/kadhai/skillet. Once it is heated well, reduce to medium
hot. Put the rolled round carefully in the hot oil. It will puff up like a ball. Let
fry for 2-3 seconds.
Step 5: Turn on to the other side. Let cook for 5 seconds or till it is golden brown.
Step6: Take out the puri from the oil and drain
Poori is ready to serve.