Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins
This savoury Indian biscuit is admittedly far from 'health-food', but it tastes fantastic! Makes a tongue-tickling snack for any time of the day! Prep. time includes resting time for the dough.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup semolina
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- water (to mix)
- milk (to mix)
- oil (for frying)
- In a large bowl mix together the all-purpose flour, semolina, salt, pepper, cumin seeds, and vegetable shortening.
- Mix lightly to obtain a bread-crumb consistency.
- Add equal amounts of milk and warm water to make a stiff dough.
- Knead the dough well for 15-20 minutes, cover, and set aside for another 20 minutes.
- Make lemon-sized balls of the dough, and roll into 3-inch diameter circles ('puris') on a floured board, using a rolling pin.
- Prick each'puri' with a fork a few times.
- Heat oil (for frying) in a heavy frying pan and deep fry the puris, one at a time (turning every minute or so for even browning), until golden brown.
- Remove from heat and drain excess oil on tissue.
- Serve plain, or with a sweet/sour chutney.
- This can be stored in an airtight tin for upto a week.