How to make Peethiwali Puri - Puris stuffed with a spicy urad dal mixture.

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Main Ingredients : Whole Wheat Flour, Skinless Split Black Gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Breads

Peethiwali Puri

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Peethiwali Puri

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Peethiwali Puri Recipe

  • Whole Wheat Flour 1 1/4 cups

  • Skinless Split Black Gram 1/4 cup

  • Green chillies 3-4

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Wash and soak urad dal in two to three cups of water for a couple of hours

Step 2

Drain and keep aside. Remove stems, wash and chop green chillies.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, green cardamoms, cinnamon, coriander seeds, asafoetida and sauté.

Step 4

Add drained urad dal and continue to sauté.

Step 5

Add sea salt, green chillies and red chilli powder. Mix and remove from heat.

Step 6

Cool slightly and grind mixture to a coarse paste.

Step 7

Make a dough with whole wheat flour, salt, a little oil and enough water.

Step 8

Keep it covered with a damp cloth for about fifteen minutes.

Step 9

Divide the dough into twelve to sixteen equal balls. Flatten each ball with fingertips and place a little dal filling in the centre.

Step 10

Bring the edges together and form a ball.

Step 11

Roll these balls into medium thick puris.

Step 12

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry puris till puffed up and golden brown. Serve hot.

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