Sharing my kids and most kids favorite recipe today, the simple poori/puffed flatbread.Made with wheat flour the poori is atmost an Indian junk food prepared at every auspicios occasion, during navratras, during marriages, birthdays, and the list goes on...
Simple to prepare but with the power to amp up any meal to a rich and special meal, poori is a humble variant of flatbread puffed up in hot oil and served with your choice of vegetables. So go ahead and follow the recipe to create the most basic of Indian junk food!
Ingredients (you will need):
Salt (optional): to taste
Carrom seeds/Ajwain, 1/2 tsp
Water: 1/2 cup
Ghee/oil: 1 tbsp
Oil for frying
1. In a pan, take salt, carrom seeds and wheat flour. Add ghee/oil and water to make a smooth but a little stiff/hard dough (should not be soft like parantha/roti dough).
2. The dough should look something like shown below. Cover and keep for half an hour before you start with making pooris. In the meantime put a wok/kadai on flame with oil and start heating up the oil to fry the pooris.
3. Take a small amount of dough in your palms, sufficient to make a lemon sized ball. Put some oil on the rolling board, rolling pin and the dough ball.
4. Roll out the dough ball using a rolling pin to a 4 inch diameter flatbread.
5. In the hot oil put the poori carefully and put slight pressure on the poori to allow the poori to rise.
6. Once you see slight browning of the edges, flip the poori and cook from bottom as well. Remove from the kadai and put on absorbent paper to absorn excess oil.
7. Make all pooris likewise. Serve hot with vegetables of your choice.
Did you try this simple recipe to make pooris? Do share your experiences in the comment section below.