Puri or Poori is deep fried Indian bread which is prepared from unleavened wheat flour dough. It’s popular as a breakfast and is generally served with any choicest curry (bhaji).
This Puri is very much versatile and can be prepared by adding any ingredient of your choice to the dough.
Aloo (potato) Puri is prepared by adding mashed boiled potato to the regular dough along with some spices.
Read on to know the ingredients and the method of preparation.
- Wheat flour – 2 cups
- Salt – 1/3 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Ajwain – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander powder – 1 tsp
- Cumin powder – 1tsp
- Red chilli powder (optional) – 1 tsp
- Kasuri methi – 1 tbsp
- Mashed boiled potato – 1 big
- Oil – 1 tsp ( to be added to dough)
- Oil – for deep frying
- Water – 3/4 cup approx.
Method of Preparation:
- To the wheat flour, add salt, turmeric powder, ajwain, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, kasuri methi and 1 tsp of oil. Mix everything together.
- Then add mashed boiled potato to the wheat mix and and add water (do not add all the water at once). Knead to a tight dough. Add water gradually as and when required. The dough should be tight in order to make puffed Puris.
- After making the dough, take little oil on the palm and tap the dough from all sides so that it’s covered with a layer of oil.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
- Then make small balls out of the dough and roll those up to a diameter of 6-7 cms. Do not make these very thin.
- Heat oil for frying in a pan. Once oil is hot enough, fry the rolled Puris from both sides till slight brown.
- Take out on paper towel to drain excess oil and serve hot with curry or bhaji of your choice.