Video:How to Make Pooriwith Natasha Levitan
Poori is an Indian fried bread that's easily recognized by its signature puff shape. See how to make poori from scratch.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make PooriHi, my name is Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make poori, and Indian bread.
Poori IngredientsYou will need:
- 1/3 c. white flour
- 1/3 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. water
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- oil for frying
Make the Poori DoughPut the whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl or platter. Add white flour to it and salt and mix together. Now add a little water at a time and mix the flour to form dough. Knead it all together until you get a proximity of soft dough.
Then add 2 tbsp. of oil. When you do, the dough starts coming together very well until you get a nice consistency.
Shape the PooriOil your working surface. Then take the dough out of the bowl and knead it for another 5 minutes. Pinch about a quarter of your dough and shape it into a ball. Roll each ball into a 3 inch round. Repeat the same with the rest of your dough. Each poori is made right before frying.
Fry the PooriFill your wok/deep fry pan with oil and heat it on high. Deep fry the pooris one at a time, pressing very gently on each side with a slotted spoon. Keep pressing it under the oil until the poori puffs up.
Then, turn over and fry the same way on the other side. Place it on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Pooris are made right before they're eaten.
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