Ultimately, sponsorship is about relationship. In relationships we get to know people by learning about them. We tell them our stories and we listen to theirs. One of the places we do this the best is around a table, enjoying a meal together. I wish we could all jump on a plane and have a meal with our sponsored child(ren)!
In the event that plan doesn’t work out, we thought it would be fun to bring you some of the most common dishes from NE India from time to time in our “Partner Parents Test Kitchen.” We try to bring you insights about how your sponsored children live, and since food is an important piece of any culture, we’re happy to share some dishes with you.
We will take a recipe from NE India and try to recreate it in our kitchen at Bibles For The World. The theory is, that if we can do it, theres a pretty good chance that you can too!
To start things out, we’re going to crawl before we walk. Todays recipe is a simple bread that goes well with many Indian dishes…Indian Puff Puri. This is an incredibly simple recipe, and with some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time!
How to Make Indian Puff Puri
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Oil
- ¼ cup Warm Water (or as required)
- Oil for deep frying
(1) Prepare dough:
- Combine flour, salt and oil together in a bowl.
- Mix well to incorporate all the oil into the flour.
- Add warm water a little at a time and knead to form a dough ball.
- Once the dough is prepared, put a small amount of oil on the surface of the dough.
- Cover and allow the dough to rest for at least 10 minutes.
(2) Rolling dough balls to flat discs:
- Knead the dough briefly, and divide the dough into small balls.
- Take a ball and roll it into a round ball with the palm of your hands and press it flat.
- Roll it out to form round discs.
- Heat oil in a deep pan or pot for frying the Puris over medium heat.
(3) Frying Puris:
- Once the oil is hot, slide the Puris in from the side.
- The Puri will settle at the bottom before it comes up to float.
- Once it begins floating, gently press on one side with a frying ladle.
- Flip the Puri and cook on the other side till golden brown.
- Scoop the Puri to the side and drain out all the excess oil.
- Remove the Puri and put it on an absorbent paper towel.
- I messed up several times before I got one to work.
- The prettier your flattened discs are, the prettier your puri will be.
- Have something delicious curry heated up and ready to eat with these puris…because puris alone are a little bland 🙂
- This recipe would have made about eight 4″-5″ puris if I hand’t ruined the first three.