Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
A perfect Puri resembles a fragile bubble. Discard those which don't poof. These are wonderful served warm with curry.
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup shredded cheese
- 1⁄2-2⁄3 cup water
- Cut shortening into flour mixed with salt. Add cheese. Stir in enough water to make soft dough. Knead on floured surface for about 10 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes.
- Roll very thin, to 16x10 inches, on floured surface. Cut into 2-1/2 inch circles. Fry in deep hot fat (385 degrees) till puffed and golden, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. Drain.