How to make Meethi Puri - Refined flour dough balls stuffed with semolina and jaggery mixture and made into puris.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Semolina (suji / rawa)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

Meethi Puri

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

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Meethi Puri
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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Meethi Puri Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups

  • Semolina (suji / rawa) 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 3 tbsps + for deep-frying

  • For Stuffing

  • Semolina (suji / rawa) 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Grated jaggery 4 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

Method

Step 1

Mix flour, semolina and 3 tbsps oil in a bowl. Add sufficient water and knead into a semi-soft dough.

Step 2

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into medium sized pedas.

Step 3

To make stuffing, heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add semolina and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add 1 cup water and jaggery and mix well. Add cardamom powder, mix well and cook, stirring continuously, till it reaches halwa consistency. Remove from heat and cool down to room temperature.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 6

Flatten pedas and roll out into medium sized discs. Place a spoonful of stuffing in the centre, bring the edges together and pinch to seal. Press to flatten and roll out into thick puris.

Step 7

Gently slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot.

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