Poori is an essential breakfast item in our Indian menu. This is deep fried flat bread. Poori came from Assamese, Maithili , Bengali and Odiya cuisine. The spelling also varies to different states like poori, puri or luchi. But the preparation procedure is same for all. Because of its taste and quite easy method of preparing, it’s popular throughout India.
As I am from odisha , we can’t think out breakfast menu without puries. The golden fried, fully puffed up puries are just breath taker and absolutely lip smacking. It is usually made with whole wheat flour, salt and water. A little oil is rubbed with flour before adding the water to make it little crispy or khasta. Puri itself has many Variety, like people use all purpose flour instead of wheat flour. Again adding a little Hing or Ajwain makes puri tastier.
When we were kids, our grandma used to add boiled, mashed potato with puries to make aloo puri. She was also adding various dry spices to make masala puri. Greens can also be added to poori for making methi puri or spinach poori. This has a wide Variety. If you are clear with basic puri dough then you can add anything to the puries.
Here are few points you should remember while preparing puries –
- Add little oil to the flour and rub well,
- Take a handful of flour and close your fingers, if it is forming a ball then go ahead and add other Ingredients.
- Kneading is very important as dough should be soft and tight, don’t add more water.
- Oil temperature is very important as well. It should be too hot, so that puries can be fried and puffed well.
- Take enough oil to fry the puries.
Here is a Variety I am sharing with my readers , i.e. Dill leaves Puri. Dill leaves is also known as suva leaves in many states of India. Dill is an annual herb and a good anti-inflammatory substance. The sprigs of the dill weed have antiseptic, digestive, and carminative properties. Dill contains unique types of healing components like it helps in reduce Menstrual Cramps, lowers Cholesterol , treat Epilepsy and many more. So here is an way to include dill leaves in your diet with test.