I love all breads I've had from India and this is one of them. This is a basic recipe for the fried Indian bread, Pooris. Another recipe I got from the Micheff Sisters. Hope you enjoy it!
- Put the flour and salt into a medium-sized bowl. Pour the oil and hot water on top. Mix together with hands until it becomes a soft dough. Cover the dough with a damp towel to keep it moist. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle some flour on the counter and knead the dough for a couple of minutes. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts. Roll each piece into a 6-inch circle. Be sure to cover each circle with a cloth to keep from drying out.
- Heat a couple of tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet. When the skillet is hot, fry one circle of dough at a time, adding a little oil with each. Fry 15-20 seconds on each side until the it is puffed and golden. Serve hot.
This bread had a nice soft texture and good plain bread taste, which would be perfect with any Indian meal. I had expected the dough to be more of a soft but kneadable one, which mine wasnt. It was super liquid and I couldnt roll it out at all. I simply dropped it into the frying pan and that seemed to work alright as I did end up with pancake like shapes of bread. :)
All in all I would make this again as it is easy and quick, but I think Id reduce the liquid and maybe add some herbs to the dough.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this recipe here with us, enjolinfam.
Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap February 2011.
I was sure I had already written my review but apparently not. This is a great bread to serve with Indian food or just as a snack. I made mine with white flour, like they do in Indian restaurants, and it was so easy and tasty. At my favorite Indian restaurant in Auckland, they serve this bread with either garlic or as "Pashwari Naan" - which contains chopped pistachios and dried fruit, like cherries. It's oh, so good, served hot right out of the brick ovens! Made for ZWT 6.
This is very good and very easy, quite tasty. I made an entire Indian dinner tonight, and this went along perfectly. For my DS, who rejected the rest of the dinner (he is 3) this was all he ate. Oh well, his loss. But we all loved them. Thanks Enjolinfam. Made for PAC Fall 2008.