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Puri Bread

Spices can transform any dish into a sensational culinary experience. Yudhika shows you how to add a bit of magic to your favourite veggies dishes with an Indian Vegetarian inspired Menu. She first prepares an Almond Crusted Paneer accompanied by a spicy Mint Chutney then a delicious Cauliflower & Pea curry, Creamy Potatoes with Spinach and these are served with Homemade Puri Bread.

Ingredients

  • 500ml cake flour
  • 5ml crushed black pepper 
  • 5ml crushed chilli flakes
  • 30ml butter
  • 30ml sunflower oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250ml boiled water, cooled until lukewarm
  • Sunflower oil, to deep fry

Method

  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl then add the black pepper and red chilli flakes
  2. Add the oil, butter and salt.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs.
  4. Add water and knead into a soft dough.
  5. Divide the dough into12 or 24 pieces (depending on the size) and then roll into a smooth ball.  
  6. Flatten each portion of dough and fill with a little flour in the centre.  Bring the edges together to enclose the flour and seal.
  7. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rest for 30 minutes. 
  8. Take each piece, flatten and press into a disc.
  9. Sprinkle flour over the work surface and roll the discs into rounds.
  10. Pour sunflower oil into a small pot – it should be about 10cm deep. 
  11. Heat the oil on medium.
  12. Fry the rounds one at a time turning after 30 seconds.  It should puff up.
  13. Remove from oil when pale golden in colour and drain on a rack or in a large colander.