This is a Sindhi breakfast delicacy which is a deep fried bread, made out of refined flour and generally had with dal (lentils). It can also be relished for lunch or dinner. I sometimes have it with any curry as a side dish. These crispy fried bread can be enjoyed as a tea-time snacks too. In fact try having them with a topping of finely chopped onion, tomato, green chilies and coriander leaves. They are simply delicious.
- 1 cup maida (refined flour)
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- salt to taste
- pinch of asafoetida
- 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. ajwain (carrom seeds)
- 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp. oil to knead
- oil to deep fry
- dal or any side dish with gravy to serve
In a bowl, combine together all the above mentioned ingredients (except oil to deep fry). Knead into a dough with required quantity of water. Cover and keep aside for an hour.
Divide into equal portions. roll each portion into a small disc, just like a poori and prick them all over so that it does not puff up.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them, preferably one at a time till golden and crisp. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve with dal, kadhi or any gravy based side dish.