Puri Recipe to make at Home

Puri Bread Recipe

Puri is a deep-fried bread made from unleavened whole-wheat flour that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is often eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. It is usually served with a savoury curry or bhaji, as in puri bhaji, but may also be eaten with sweet dishes.

Indian restaurants now often offer this type of bread with a topping as a starter such as Prawn Puri or Chicken Chat Puri, you can think of this as an English version of beans on toast but far tastier. 

Can be served as a side bread to accompany any main meal but is more recently offered as a starter with a topping of your choice.

Ingredients

225 grams of chapatti flour ( 50:50 mix of plain flour and wholemeal flour)
1 x teaspoon of salt
1 x teaspoon of pepper
Water
Vegetable Oil for deep frying

 

Method

Add the flour to a bowl plus the salt and pepper. Shift with your fingers and start adding the water little by little. You are after a soft dough and once achieved continue to knead the dough for a few minutes.

Heat the oil in a deep pan until it is hot but not smoking. 

Take balls of dough about gold ball size and roll them between your hands. Once round use a rolling pin to a circle and between 1 & 2mm thick. It takes practice to get the dough into a circle so if you are struggling you can use a plate and place it on top and a knife to run around the edge to create that perfect circle. 

Gently slide a Puri into the hot oil, quite quickly it will puff up, leave for approximately 10 seconds then turn over using tongs. Cook the other side. This should take 20 - 30 seconds per Puri. 

Place on some kitchen roll paper to remove any excess oil and once cool you can store them in an air-tight container.
Repeat until all the dough is cooked. 

These can then be reheated in a microwave just prior to serving and adding your topping.