Indian Puris with Cilantro Relish


  • 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.

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