Poori Recipe / Puri Recipe / Fried Indian Flatbread - How to make Poori
Wheat flour-2 cups
Salt to taste (around 1/4 tsp)
Oil to deep fry
Water-required amount to knead the dough
Take a bowl add wheat flour,salt & sugar. Pour water little by little & knead it to a dough.The dough should not be too stiff nor too soft (harder than chapathi dough). Make equal sized small ball from the dough.Dust some flour & roll them out into a semi thick circles.The pooris should not be too thin. Heat oil in a pan,once its hot slide the poori from the side into the hot oil.
Now press the puri slightly with a spoon,this helps them to puff up.
Turn other side & cook till its light brown on all sides.
Once done remove them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve it hot with any gravy you like. Note:
a) Adding sugar makes the poori to puff up well.Gives nice colour to your poori.
b) For crispier poori add 1 tsp of semolina/sooji to the dough.
c) After making the dough fry pooris immediately otherwise the poori will absorb lot of oil.
d) While frying pooris your oil should be hot otherwise it will not puff up.
e) I usually use a drop of oil while rolling poori,this way while frying the colour of the oil will not change.