Recipe : Poori

Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Serves : makes 12 pieces

Ingredients :

  • Refined flour 1 cup

  • Wheat flour 1 cup

  • Salt tsp

  • Oil 2 tbsp

  • Water 8 tbsp

  • Oil for deep frying

Method :

  • Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the 2 tbsp oil, then add sufficient water to make semi-tough dough. Poori

  • 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 inch 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 degree Celsius/350 degree 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.

  • Serve warm.


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