Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Soft Jeera Puri- Gujarati snack bread

These Farsi puri's are one of my favourite snacks eaten with pickled chilis, or enjoyed with a lovely cup of Masala Chai.
They are very easy to make so please give them a go :)

2 cups of plain flour
3 tbsp of semolina
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp whole cumin seeds
1/2 cup vegetable oil/sunflower oil
1 tbsp of crushed black pepper corns or 1 tsp ground black pepper.
Warm water to bind the dough together (as needed)
Oil for frying
Preparation Method:

Add all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. 
Drizzle the oil into the bowl and mix with a spoon.

Gradually add warm water to form a smooth dough , shape it into a ball and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes covered.

Make small golf ball sized balls and flatten them slightly.

Heat the oil on a medium heat.

Roll out the puri's into small thin rounds .

Check to see if the oil is ready by putting a tiny bit of dough in it, if it floats to the top, it is ready.
Turn the heat to low now.
Carefully place one or 2 puri's in the oil and let them slowly fry just until they are golden brown on both sides.

Use tongs to carefully remove the puri's from the oil and place onto a plate with kitchen roll on it (to absorb excess oil)

I hope you try this recipe out and enjoy the taste :)


  1. Wow different version and healthy biscuits.

  2. Thanks very much Shailaja :)

  3. Really delicious ,to make them crispy fry longer on lower temperature.

    1. Thanks Nayna, they were meant to be farsi puri but they turned out soft, so I'll take your advice and cook them on a lower heat :)