Monday, 9 January 2012

Tikhat Mithachi Puri (Hot and Savory Fried Flatbread)

tikhat mithachi puri

Tikhat mithachi puri is a marathi name meaning hot and savory puri/ poori. There are some variations in the common North Indian puri. You can have this tikhat mithachi puri with pickle as an evening snack or a Sunday Brunch.
Recipe of tikhat mithachi puri
1 cup atta (whole wheat flour)
3 tbsp sooji (semolina/rava)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
1 tbsp oil + for deep frying
1 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
1. Mix salt in flour. Add sooji, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ajwain and 1 tbsp oil. Mix well with your hands.
2. Add water little by little and knead the flour into stiff dough. Set aside for 20 minutes.
3. Take a lemon size ball from the dough and roll out on a lightly oiled surface into a 3-4 inch round puri.
4. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok and when it's sufficiently hot, turn the heat to medium. Deep fry puris in the hot oil till puffed up and golden brown from both sides.
5. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve tikhat mithachi puri hot with some pickle.

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