Methi Puri (made of methi paste) - A deep fried Indian bread, made of methi paste ( fenugreek leaves paste / uluvayila paste) . Good combination with Aloo ki bhaji / dal or any North Indian Dishes !!
Makes: 22 – 24 puris
1 1/4 cup / 250 ml whole wheat flour (gehum ka atta) Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon rawa (sooji)
5 tablespoons methi paste ( paste made from 3 small bunches of methi leaves)
¼ cup water
250 ml oil for frying
Wash and clean (until you get a clear water, without impurities) 3 bunches of methi leaves. Drain out water completely and make a paste in a small mixer.
In a bowl, mix 1 1/4 cup atta, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, sooji and methi paste. Add ¼ cup water and make a stiff dough. Keep aside in an airtight container for one hour or cover with a wet towel.
Divide puri dough into 22 - 24 portions and make balls. Flatten them to make rounds / puris (4 inches in diameter ). Sprinkle little dry flour when making puris. Make perfect shape with the help of a medium size inverted soup bowl or with a sharp lid or with a katori.
In a kadai / frying pan, heat oil. Reduce heat to medium and fry puri one at a time till it puffs up. Turn over till both sides until light golden color. Drain out from oil and place on paper towels to absorb extra oil. Serve with Dal or any North Indian gravy dishes / Aloo ki Bhaji of your choice.