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Puris (Fried Bread Puffs)

These deflate as they cool, so bring them to the table as soon as they are cooked.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

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  1. Combine flours, salt and oil in a bowl and make a stiff dough by adding water. Knead dough for 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Break off small pieces of dough about the size of a cherry tomato. Roll out to about 3 inches in diameter.
  4. Deep fry in vegetable oil over medium heat a few seconds. They should puff up.
  5. Drain on paper toweling and serve hot.