Tasty Thursdays – “Puri” An Indian food that can be served either as meal or breakfast

“Puri” (both u and i spelled short) is a very important item of food both in Northern India and Southern India. It is consumed either for a full meal or as a breakfast (tiffin) item as per needs and circumstances. If served as meals, some side dishes like potato, onion mixed curry or any other soft curry is served along with it. For breakfast, you can serve with soft curry or chutney.

Puri is available at all hotels, restaurants and at any eatery on the roadsides of all places. It is much popular and comparatively cheap also so as to be afforded easily by any common man.

Puri with potato curry

Puri with potato curry

It is very easy to prepare puri:

Mix wheat flour with water and knead into a solid, soft dough. You may add some salt and pepper powder for taste while mixing. After kneading for 5 minutes, make small balls of it. Then flatten the balls into round shapes using the roti maker or wooden/ steel board and rolling rod known as chakla-belan.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan or bowl. Then put the flattened / rolled items into the oil and deep fry them one at a time. The puri will swell into round ball shapes when fried both sides evenly without burning. It will take a fraction of minute to fry each puri like this.

Now, serve these puris with the curry or chutney or both.

Some people like the puris without curry and chutney. They eat them with sugar. Or, you can eat them as it is without any side dish if you add more pepper powder and sufficient salt. So, your work will be much more simple.

This post is in response to the tasty thursdays weekly event organized by Razel at this link.

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