Intro: Puri - Similar to Chapati But Fried
This is prepared normally on festival days, it is made with special wheat flour called atta, rolled out to paper-thin circles and puffed to peach colored balloons, delicate and delectable puris means pure pleasure guaranteed.
Step 1: The Ingredients
To make puri
3 cups atta (Special wheat flour from India, or any flour available to try with, let me know hou it tests with other types of attas)
1 1/2cups of warm water
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups peanut oil
sturdy based kadai or wok, u decide better
A big slotted spoon or similar
Step 2: Making - Lets Start
In a bowl, combine the flour + salt. Move the flour to the sides of the bowl to make a small well in the center. Pour water into the well. Using fingers combine the ingredients, until the flour comes together to firm dough.
Gently knead the dough for a minute or two to remove the creases and until the surface is smooth. Cover the bowl with a plate and set aside for about 30 minutes. (<-- this is important)
Step 3: Divide Them
Divide the dough to equal portions and shape each portion to a round for similar size puries, if you want to have different size puries for any reason then may be you can make uneven sizes
Step 4: Making...
Using a rolling pin (U know this is called LATANE and is a good weapon for defense for ladies too :) ) , press the round to a circle of greeting card thickness. If you are trying this for the first time, let me know the shapes of puries, and also the name of country with which it was matching :)
Step 5: Frying
heat the peanut oil to frying hot, really hot. Carefully slip the pressed puri round into hot oil. Gently push-down once with slotted spoon, and let the hot oil work its magic on them
Step 6: More Frying
The puri comes out of the oil like a balloon. Flip and fry for few seconds, look the colour
Step 7: Almost Done
Color should be peach and not red! Remove to a paper covered plate. Serve it with a curry, dal or any time of chutney. This can also be served with sweet and spicy food.