Mar 5, 2012

Besan - Wholewheat Puri

Besan – Wholewheat Puri

Atta aur Besan Ki Puri - A delicious deep fried Indian bread, goes well with Chole, Potato curry, Dal..

Makes: 9 – 10


1 cup (200 g) whole wheat (atta)

½ cup (100 g) Bengal gram flour (besan)

1 teaspoon ginger paste (optional)

2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves ( chopped )

1 tablespoon green coriander leaves ( chopped )

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon red chilly powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon salt

90 – 100 ml water (to make the dough)

200 ml oil( for frying)


In a bowl, mix atta,besan, ginger paste (optional), mint – coriander leaves, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add 90 ml (90 - 100 ml) water and make a dough. Keep aside in an airtight container for one hour or cover the container with a wet cloth.

Divide puri dough into 9 - 10 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 / katori or with a sharp lid.

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 on paper towels to absorb extra oil and serve hot with Dal or any North Indian gravy dishes / Aloo ki Bhaji of your choice.

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