Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Puri ~ Fried Round Breads

    Makes 12-15

    These small breads originated in India but are today made throughout the UAE. Originally brought to the Emirates by Indian merchants, word of their tastiness quickly caught on and soon local people were making them.
    Usually Puri are eaten with eggs, cheese, jam or honey and may also accompany savoury dishes, for the evening meal. Eat with the right hand.

    1 cup all purpose flour
    1 cup whole-wheat flour
    1 tablespoon melted butter
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    oil for frying

    Put flour and salt into a glass bowl, rub in butter with the finger tips and add enough water, slowly, to make a pliable dough. Toll into a large ball and cover with a wet cloth and leave aside for an hour.
    Divide dough into 12-15 small balls and roll out to the size of caucer. Deep fry and when one side puffs up, turn over. Drain on paper kitchen towel before serving. Serve warm.

    From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
    by Celia Ann Brock- Al Ansari
    Copyright © 1994 by Celia Ann Brock-Al Ansari

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