Puffed Bread (Puri)

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To enjoy these, serve them hot, before they deflate. Refrigerate rolled puris for about 15 minutes before frying; they will consume less oil and be crispier.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 cups vegetable oil, divided

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil; mix well. Add the water slowly, kneading as you go. Continue to add a little water at a time and knead for about 4 to 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough that is not sticky. If the dough sticks to your fingers, add a little bit of vegetable oil and continue to knead.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth or a plastic cover and let rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll into balls and cover with a damp cloth.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a deep pan to 375°. Lightly flour a clean work surface and a rolling pin. Roll out each puri into a 3" circle.
  • Deep-fry 1 puri at a time. Lower it into the oil and use the back of a slotted spoon to press down lightly on the puri. This will make it puff up. Turn it over and fry for another 20 seconds or until golden brown.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the puri from the oil and drain on paper towels. Continue until all the puris are rolled out and fried. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 cups vegetable oil, divided

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil; mix well. Add the water slowly, kneading as you go. Continue to add a little water at a time and knead for about 4 to 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough that is not sticky. If the dough sticks to your fingers, add a little bit of vegetable oil and continue to knead.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth or a plastic cover and let rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll into balls and cover with a damp cloth.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a deep pan to 375°. Lightly flour a clean work surface and a rolling pin. Roll out each puri into a 3" circle.
  • Deep-fry 1 puri at a time. Lower it into the oil and use the back of a slotted spoon to press down lightly on the puri. This will make it puff up. Turn it over and fry for another 20 seconds or until golden brown.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the puri from the oil and drain on paper towels. Continue until all the puris are rolled out and fried. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium230mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars0g
Protein3g