Puri is is an unleavened deep-fried Indian bread.Puri is prepared with wheat flour, either atta (whole wheat flour), refined wheat flour or sooji (coarse wheat flour).Today's recipe comes with a combination of whole wheat flour, plain flour and urad dal flour.
In the south of India, Puri is commonly served with potato based curries.
Dad, hailing from native land India, loves indian food.Even though he has been residing in Malaysia for more than 50 years ,indeed his taste bud has not changed much. This recipe is dedicated to him on Father's Day.
Wishing all DAD's around the globe a very HAPPY FATHER's DAY .
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup plain flour
¼ cup urad dal (roasted and powdered)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)optional
1 tsp oil
¾ cup water mix with ¾ tsp salt (dissolve salt In water)
A bit of butter to rub on your palms
2 cups oil for deep-frying
Roast the urad dal and powder it in a mixer.Sieve.Measure ¼ cup .
Combine in a bowl, whole wheat flour,plain flour and urad dhal flour.Knead with salt water and add in the oil as well and knead into a soft dough.Use enough water to combine the flours into a dough.Ensure there are no cracks in your dough.
Once the flours are combined,rub some butter in your palm and knead until smooth.
Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 9 or 10 equal portions and roll out each portion into a circle or disk.
The circles or disks should not be thick but moderately thin.
Place a puri on hot oil.While the puri is rising up from the oil,it will puff. Use a flat spoon to press lightly on the puri to help it to puff.
Turn and leave for a few seconds.Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve hot with your choice of curries.
Submitting the above recipe to Cooking with seeds-Urad Dal hosted by Nivedhanam and Priya's Versatile Recipes.