Herbed Masala Puris – Deep Fried Indian Bread

Looking to bring some variety to your next dining affair? Try these herbed puris spiced up with lip smacking masala.
By Priya Sreeram

Deep Fried Indian Bread

The best part is, the recipe is open to variations in terms of the spice and herbs. And the total time to put the dish on the table is just 30 minutes. So, for all those rushed evenings, the recipe is a life saver. The dough can also be made in advance and refrigerated to be rolled in to puris later in the day. How good is that ?

If you don’t like deep fried stuff, try making rotis/parathas with the dough – equally delicious !

Herbed Masala Puris (Deep Fried Indian Bread)
 
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Whet your appetite with the spiced and deep fried Indian Flat -Bread.
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Recipe Type: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
  • Semolina - ½ cup
The Spice Mix
  • Nigella Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Carom Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - ½ tsp
  • Water - as required (to knead the dough)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
For the Paste
  • Coriander leaves - a small bunch
  • Mint leaves - a few
  • Green chillis - 3 - to taste
  • Water - as required
Instructions
  1. Wash the herbs well and add green chiilis. Grind it along with some water to a fine paste.
  2. Add the herby green paste to the bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl tip in all the other ingredients (Flour,spice et al) except the oil.
  4. Mix in the required water.
  5. Knead the dough well and finally dunk in the little oil and knead further to make a soft dough.
  6. Divide into small balls of equal size. In another wok, heat the oil well and let it be on a low flame.
  7. Dust the working place/table.
  8. Spread the ball of dough to a thin disc with a rolling pin, dusting it with a little flour if necessary.
  9. Repeat the procedure with the rest of the dough to make a batch of puris.
  10. Deep fry the puris on both sides till crisp.
  11. Take it out with a slotted spoon
  12. Serve hot with your choice of accompaniments.
  13. I served the puris with curd and pickle.
Notes
Instead of deep frying, you can cook it on a flat tawa/griddle as a paratha. Place the rolled thins and cook it till brown spots appear. Apply ghee/oil and flip it over. Apply a little oil and let it cook till it turns golden brown. Take off flame.
Priya Sreeram

Priya Sreeram

Priya is an enthusiastic foodie who loves to experiment with different types of cuisine. She chronicles her heart and hearth adventures on the blog Bon Appetit, which has recipes ranging from simple to exotic.

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4 Comments
  1. Hello Priya, these look fantastic. I’m a little confused about the recipe though, I’m not sure what the paste of mint, cilantro and chillis is for?

  2. hello annie, sorry the recipe was not clear, the paste is to be mixed along with the flour and spices for the dough. The herbed and spiced dough is then rolled in to thins to be fried as puris. Hope, I am clear. I will edit the recipe too. Thanks & cheers

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