Puri is soft, unleavened deep fried Indian bread. Puri is served at breakfast or light meal with any curry. In India many temples puri with halwa also offered to devotees as prashad. Puffy puri is easy to make at home within 10 minutes. Puri can be made in various flavors like spinach puri, spicy puri, beetroot puri, potato puri, methi poori etc.. Puri is made with wheat flour. You can add little rice flour with wheat flour to get good fluffy and nice texture to puri also due to rice flour poori absorbs less oil while frying.
- Whole wheat flour – 2 cup
- Rice flour – 2 tbsp
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Spinach – 1/2 cup
- Coriander leaf – 2 tbsp
- Garlic clove – 2
- Cooking oil
Step 1 –For plain puri -Take 1 cup wheat flour and 1 tbsp rice flour in a bowl. Add 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt and make stiff and tight dough, divide the dough(no need to resting dough otherwise poori will absorb more oil when frying) in to small ball, roll out ball (apply little oil) into small circle with the help of rolling pin.
Step 2 –For spinach puri –Take chopped spinach, coriander, garlic, 1 tbsp water and make paste in grinder then keep aside. In a bowl take 1 cup wheat flour, 1 tbsp rice flour, 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt and spinach paste, little water make stiff and tight dough(no need to resting dough ,otherwise poori absorbed more oil when frying). Divide dough into small ball. Roll out each ball(apply little oil) in to small circle with the help of rolling pin.
Step3 – Heat nonstick pan and add oil for deep frying. In hot oil slide poori, when poori fully puffed up, turn it and cook for 30-60 seconds other side till it gets golden brown in color. Take out poori and keep in kitchen towel. Make all puri similar way.
Serve hot with any curry.