Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bajra Ni Puri

Bajra ni Puri is one of the more simpler recipes on my blog. It is very tasty and perfect as a snack with tea or coffee. You may have it in the morning, during brunch or afternoon tea time. It tastes really good with fried green chili as an accompaniment. I learned this recipe from one of my good friends (Parul Parekh). The puris are made with aromatic spices such as coriander and fennel seeds. Bajra Puri is a snack dish, but absolutely amazing in taste and healthy as it does not absorb much oil during the cooking process. You may eat them with any vegetables as well. Suggested additions to the puri dough may be fenugreek leaves, spinach leaves or any other leafy vegetables - this recipe does not consider them. Enjoy this recipe with some hot tea!

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


2 cups bajra (millet) flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Pinch of turmeric powder
Pinch of asafoetida/ hing
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil 
Oil to fry


2 teaspoons coriander seeds 
1 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Roast all the spices, on medium heat, in a pan. Then, grind them coarse and keep aside. 
  2. In a bowl, combine bajra flour, wheat flout, salt, turmeric powder, hing and oil. Knead to a soft dough consistency with the help of warm water, added as needed. 
  3. Keep the dough aside for 15 minutes. Knead again and then roll into small thick puries (circular shape). 
  4. Heat oil on a skillet and deep fry the puries until they are light golden brown.
  5. Serve with green fried chilis, pickle or garlic chutney. I enjoy Puri plain with hot tea.

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