Puri for Pani Puri

Pani Puri needs no introduction, its a common street food available in most parts of India. Even the most health cautious people would love to indulge their palate into these puri s. They make perfect appetizer for parties and weddings. These puris are readily available at the grocery stores which you can buy and use it but we never know when was it made or what is it really made of 😦 so I always prefer to make my own puris which is quite easy and simple instead of buying them. Here, I am just writing down the recipe for puri while the whole pani puri recipe will be my next blog post.

Ingredients:

Semolina/fine sooji – ¾ cup

All Purpose Flour – 1 tbsp

Baking soda – A pinch

Salt – ½ tsp

Warm water – As needed

Oil – To deep fry

Method:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the semolina, all purpose flour, baking soda and salt, mix them all well.

  2. Add lukewarm water slowly into the mixture and form a stiff dough. Do not over do the dough.

  3. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and set it aside for 15-20 mins.

  4. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts like the size of a golf ball and roll them out in a flat surface.

  5. Make sure to roll them out thin and using a small container lid, cut out small circles out of the sheets.

  6. Now our puri s are ready to jump into the oil 🙂

  7. Heat oil in a wide bottom pan over medium heat, add a tiny bit of the dough into the oil and it should rise up slowly, now add the puri s one after the other into the oil.

  8. Lightly press the puri with the stapula such that the air gets out and the puri puffs up. Allow them to cook on both sides.

  9. Drain the puri s in a paper towel. Once they come to room temperature store it in a airtight container.

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Notes:

  • All Purpose flour is just added for the gluten effect so do not add too much of it else your puri’s will not be crispy. Add enough to form the dough.

  • If you are planning to serve for a party, you can make the puri s ahead of time and reheat them in the oven before serving. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees(lowest temperature of your oven) and place the puri’s in a cookie sheet for 10 mins or until the puri gets warm and crunchy.

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