Puri is a deep fried bread, usually served with bhaji. This is a common breakfast in India. It will be soft and puffed up like a ball. There are lot of variants for this like, bhatoora, pani puri which is a smaller version of this.
- Wheat flour – 2 cups
- Milk – 2 tablespoon (optional)
- Oil – 1 tablespoon
- Mix flour, salt and milk in a bowl. Then add water little at a time and make a slightly stiff and smooth dough. Dough should not be too stiff nor too soft. Keep it covered for some time.
- Make equal sized smooth balls from the dough. Flatten it slightly. Roll it out into circles with a help of a rolling pin.. The rolled out puris should not be too thin nor too thick.
- Spread all the rolled out puris in a plate and start heating the oil in a kadai. When the oil is hot enough, take one rolled out dough and gently slide it from the side of the pan into the hot oil.
- After a few seconds, slightly press the puri with the slotted ladle. This will help the puri to puff up nicely. Flip to the other side and fry till golden brown. Remove with a slotted ladle and place it in a colander to drain excess oil.
- Serve with puri masala/bhaji
Note: You can apply a little oil on the rolling surface and then roll out puris, so that the dough does not stick to the board