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Whole Wheat Pooris

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Recipe

These deep-fried puffed Indian breads are ideal served with curries; chapati flour is available from Asian grocers.

Yield: Makes 8 breads
Prep time: 15 Mins Plus Standing
Cooking time: 16 Mins

Ingredients

  • ½ cup tepid water
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil, plus more for deep-frying
  • 1 tsp black onion seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1¾ cups chapati or whole wheat flour, as needed

Directions

1. Mix the water with 2 tsp oil, onion seeds, salt, cumin, and sugar in a bowl. Stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Knead on a floured work surface for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and let stand for 45 minutes.

2. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls. On an unfloured work surface, flatten and roll out each ball into a 5in (12.5cm) round. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand while heating the oil.

3. Pour enough oil into a large deep saucepan to come halfway up the sides and heat the oil over high heat to 350°F (180°C). One at a time, deep-fry the dough rounds for about 2 minutes, turning once, until puffed up and golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.

Notes

Prepare ahead: The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 hours; punch down, roll out, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for 30 minutes before frying.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 2 cups for frying.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

214kcal (11%)
10mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
109mg
37mg
4g
0g
3g
19g
0mg (0%)
292mg (12%)
1g (5%)
15g (22%)
1mg (6%)
 

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