Urad Dal Puris

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 gms - urad dal
  • 250 gms - flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp - hot oil
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - oil for frying the dal paste
  • enough water
  • salt to taste
  • For Dry Roasting:
  • 2 cardamoms (seeds)
  • 1.5 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1.5 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 8 to 10 pepper corns
  • 1.5 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 6 to 8 red dry chilies
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 cloves

How to Make Urad Dal Puris

  • Clean, wash and soak the urad dal for about 4-6 hours.
  • Remove the water and coarsely grind.
  • Roast seeds, pepper corns, fennel seeds, and red dry chilies for couple of minutes on a low flame.
  • Grind this to powder. Cool.
  • Make stiff dough by mixing flour, 2 tbsp of hot oil, salt to taste and enough water.
  • Knead the dough well and cover with a cloth and keep aside for about 30 minutes.
  • In a kadhai add 2-3 tbsp of oil and fry the dal paste until golden in color on a low flame, stirring continuously.
  • Remove from fire and cool completely and now add the masala powder and salt to taste.
  • Divide the kept aside dough into 15 equal portions.
  • Roll each portion into 3 diameter puree.
  • Put a heaped tbsp of the urad dal mixture into the centre of the puree.
  • Gather the outer edges of the puree and lightly roll out into small purees.
  • Fry the purees in hot oil till golden.
  • Serve with aloo pethe ka sabzi, pickle and onion kachumber.