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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gujarati Cuisine ~ Farsi Puri

Farsi puri are crispy and spicy fried discs from the state of Gujarat. The word "farsi" got me confused when I had seen the recipe years ago. It turns out it has nothing do with anything Persian but the word "Farsi" means "crispy" in Gujarati. Farsi puris are the Gujarati version of Mathris. Both are made using all purpose flour and semolina. The only difference being chili powder is used in mathris while crushed / whole black pepper gives the heat to these farsi puris. It is a great travel snack or to munch on with your evening cup of coffee / tea. 

Ingredients: (yield 2 dozen)
1 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup semolina
2 - 3 tsp oil / ghee
Salt to taste
2 tbsp. coarsely powdered black peppercorns 
1 tbsp. cumin seeds, coarsely crushed
1 tbsp. ajwain seeds/ carom seeds, coarsely crushed
Oil for frying

Method:
* Combine all the ingredients except the oil for frying in a mixing bowl. Add enough warm water to form a soft dough. Cover and allow the dough to rest for at least an hour.
* Divide the dough into lemon sized portions and shape them into balls. Using a rolling pin, roll a ball into a big sized square / rectangle. Apply oil over the rolled out square.
* Then roll it into a log and cut into small pieces.
* Roll out each piece into a small disc.
* In the meanwhile, heat oil for deep frying in a kadai / deep frying pan. Gently drop the rolled out discs into the hot oil, without overcrowding the pan. Fry on low flame flipping once or twice in between, until the discs turn golden brown on both sides and are crispy.
* Repeat the process with the remaining dough.




Comments

23 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thanks to you I learnt a new word called Farsi meaning crispy. Not to mention that the puris look simply amazing.
Deepa

nandoos Kitchen said...

farsi poori looks super.. Nice clicks.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

super yummy and so delicious... love this crispy puri!!

Priya Suresh said...

Same pinch, i did the same too, are nt they dangerously addictive?? we just loved it.

Kalyani said...

Never heard of this .. New t me .. Thanks for sharing...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Nice spicy crunchies. Looks delicious...

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said...

nice snack to have on hand.. perfect for tea time and for serving guests

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

I was wondering how did you get this perfect spirals, then I rolled down and looked at the steps. that's a great achievement to post the recipe with all step by step pictures.. We all understand how difficult it is to do that, hats off for that Girl !

Good work with Puris and marathon !

The Pumpkin Farm said...

they have turned out so well..look amazing

Varadas Kitchen said...

What an interesting puri! I had not heard of these before. They look so good.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very addictive puris! I occasionally get them from the store :)

vaishali sabnani said...

One just needs a little pickle to go along..beautifully done.

Usha said...

Farsi puri turned out perfect. If does look like a perfect travel food.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Very addictive and tempting farsi puris,perfectly made..

Srivalli said...

That's really such an amazing snack Suma..makes me want to grab some right off the screen!..great job..:)

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Invitng Fersi!!! looks so fresh and crunchy..

Archana Potdar said...

WOw I love this farsi puri. Its like our chiroti only less calories and savoury!! Bookmaking this Suma

Chef Mireille said...

these spiced up puris look so flavorful

Pavani N said...

Crispy and addictive.. They are perfect for tea time snack.. yumm!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I could totally dunk these in a cup of coffee and eat happily. Looks perfect!

Sreevalli E said...

Those puri's are so inviting & good.

Padmajha PJ said...

Looks so tempting and crisp.Love to have it with a cup of coffee..

Padmajha PJ said...

Looks so tempting and crisp.Love to have it with a cup of coffee..