special puri or fried Indian bread is made especially during the
Janmashtami celebrations. Many Indian fasts require the use of
special flours, fruits, and spices. Many commonly used cooking
ingredients are not allowed during certain fasts. Singhare ka atta or
Waterchestnut flour is usually a "vrat" or fasting item.
Cup Of Singhare Flour or Waterchestnut
or Kuttu ka atta
tsp oregano (Ajwain) Seeds
Cup Cilantro or Coriander Leaves
Cup Chopped Spinach
Cup boiled and mashed Potatoes
or 2 chopped green chilies
tbsp Red Chili Powder
according to Taste
For Deep Frying
all the mentioned ingredients thoroughly (except oil for deep
frying) in the Singhara flour. Add
water little by little to make a dough. Now pat a small puri in
the palm of your hand.
oil in a frying pan & fry puri until golden brown.
this with the rest of the flour mixture.
: To carry on
traditions you may make the puri with ordinary wheat flour. This flour
is sometimes available in Indian grocery stores. This flour is not like
the normal flour so do not add too much of water. Mix all the
ingredients before adding any water. Then add the water slowly.
with Indian pickles or plain yogurt.