Urad Dal Puris
by Tarla Dalal
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When you want the crispiest of crisp puris, Urad Dal Puri is the best choice! Reinforcing the whole wheat dough with a paste of soaked urad dal adds bulk and crispness to the puris, while the nigella seeds impart a unique and lingering flavour to them. Enjoy these puris fresh and hot, with Dahiwali Aloo ki Subzi.
- Clean, wash and soak the urad dal with enough water in a deep bowl for 2 to 3 hours. Drain completely.
- Combine the urad dal and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend into a smooth paste.
- Transfer the urad dal paste to a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and knead into a soft dough without using any water.
- Cover the dough with the lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
- Grease the rolling board lightly with the oil and roll each portion into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter thick circle without using any flour for rolling.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai, deep-fry, a few puris, at a time till it puff-up or turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
- Serve immediately with the subzi of your choice.
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