Bedmi Puri (Bedhai)

Ingredients(for 2-3 servings)

  • 1/4 cup skinless urad dal

  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder (crushed)

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida

  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger powder (sonth)

  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

  • Salt as per taste

  • ½ cup coriander leaves (nicely chopped)

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • Oil to fry

 

Method (How to make bedmi puri at home)

  • Wash and soak urad dal in the water for 6-8 hour.

  • Drain the water and coarsely blend dal into a thick paste, using little water.

  • In a big bowl add wheat flour and other spices and mix well.

  • Add the dal paste to the flour and form into a soft dough using some water as needed.

  • Add one tbsp of oil over the dough and knead for one minute. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it sit for half an hour or more.

  • Apply oil on your palm and knead the dough again and divide into 12-15 equal parts. Oil palm again and roll the eight parts into smooth balls.

  • Oil the rolling pin and rolling surface. Roll the balls gently into 5-6 inch circles.

  • Heat oil in deep kadhai or pan over medium to high heat and Place the puri in the frying pan and press with a skimmer. The puri should puff up. Turn puri over and cook till golden and crispy from both sides.

  • Take the puri out from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the process for remaining puries.

  • Serve hot bedmi puri with sweet pumkin curry, or sonth ki chutney.