Masala Puri is a popular, soft, spicy, Indian bread, which consists of ground coriander, red chili pepper and black pepper. In India, a rare meal without fresh home-made bread. Indian bread is quickly and easily prepared. According to Indian customs, bread is served hotly to the table - as soon as a guest eats one hot loaf, he should immediately bring another, puffed up with heat. This gives the meal a special charm. The dough should not be very hard or very soft. If it turned out tough, add a little water and knead again. And if it is too soft, add a little wheat flour. Serve for lunch or dinner for any dishes or as an appetizer, or you can serve with a mango for tea. Try it, it's very tasty!
Cook time:25 minutes
- Flour - 1 glass.
- Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp.
- Powder of coriander and red chili pepper - 1/2 tsp.
- Ghee - 2 tsp.
- Mix wheat flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder (if desired - a quarter teaspoon), salt and 1 teaspoon oil in a large bowl.
- Slowly pour water into the center in small portions. Knead the dough by moving your hands in a spiral direction from the center of the bowl to the outer edges. Add more water as needed and knead until the dough is smooth and no sticky dough. After 8-10 minutes, grease the surface with the remaining 1 tsp oil, knead it again. Then divide the dough into 16 equal parts and give each part the shape of the ball.
- Take one ball of dough, lightly oil it and flatten it on a wooden board and roll it into a round shape, with a diameter of 10-12 cm (the oil will prevent the dough sticking to the board). Do not roll very thinly otherwise the puri will not crumble when frying. Repeat the process for the remaining test balls. Ready-made semi-finished products should not be expected to roast for more than 10 minutes after rolling.
- Pour in the frying oil in a frying pan and warm it up thoroughly over medium heat, we will fry deep-fried. You can check if the oil has heated up enough, throwing a small amount of dough into it. If it immediately pops up, the oil is hot enough. Carefully place the dough bowl in the oil, and it should immediately come to the surface. Gently press it with a spatula.
- When it swells like a ball, turn it over and cook the other side until it is light brown. The whole frying process should not take more than 30-60 seconds. Transfer to the plate. Fry the remaining puries.