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Indian Puris with Cilantro Relish

Ingredients

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbs cracked black pepper
3 tbs oil or ghee
1 tsp Nigella seeds (available at Indian grocery's)
oil for deep frying
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro leaves
1 small bunch mint leaves
1/2 small onion
1 green chili
2 tbs lemon juice
  • Sift the flours and salt and pepper into a large bowl.
  • Add the oil or ghee and rub into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the Nigella seeds.
  • Make a well and add 3-4 tbs hot water and mix well. It should be rough but hold together. Form a ball.
  • Divide the dough into 4 and then each portion into 8 pieces, making 32 altogether.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one piece at a time into a 2 and 1/2 inch round. Keep the rest covered with a damp cloth.
  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a large frying pan to 350 degrees.
  • Fry 3-4 puris at a time, turning them halfway through. They will only take a few seconds to turn golden on each side.
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  • For the cilantro relish, process all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
  • Serve with puris.

Servings

6

Prep

30 min

Cook

15 min

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Skill Level

Easy