As long as I can remember, beans and Puri went hand in hand like rice and dhal. Quick, easy and a simple add on to make. For me, its beans and Puri with seconds and then a greedy helping of rice to finish off the meal…This is the way mum dished and we know don’t argue with mum…. :)
2 cups/500ml cake wheat flour/all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. butter or ghee soft but not melted
1 teaspoon. baking powder
3 tbsp. yogurt (optional)
1/2 cup milk room temperature
Vegetable oil for frying
Sift the flour and baking powder. Rub the butter/ghee Choose what you have available) into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
Add the yogurt and the milk, a little at a time to form a soft dough. Knead for a couple of minutes. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour or if too dry add a little more milk.
Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece into 2 logs. Cut each log into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a neat ball. Dust a flat surface with flour and roll the dough into circles, about 3mm thickness. The circle should be about 9cm in diameter.
Fry the Puri in hot oil on medium heat.
Place them on paper towels to drain any excess oil before storing them in an airtight container.
*Best to eat as soon as they are made for best enjoyment