My favorite tea-time snack Badam Puri (deep fried Indian bread)!
You could club badam puris with kofta curry, palak Or just eat them as morning breakfast or a tea-time snack. Addition of almonds gives a nutty flavor and makes them more nutritious. Don’t mistaken this for sweet almond puris mithai which is soaked in sugar syrup. I will post that recipe also soon for Diwali recipes 😉
I have added some white sesame seeds, poppy seeds, cashew nuts and melon seed as well. Have added some raisins as well which gives a nice sweet flavor to the puris. You could make this dough in advance by placing in the fridge. Hot Badam Puris can serve as a great snack, quick bites, side starter Or clubbed with meals.
Instead of regular staple whole wheat puris / rotis try this unique badam puris. When I googled to check what badam puri recipes are there. They were only the badam puris soaked in sugar syrup. Couldn’t find this recipe on google call it innovation, good luck Or just another new recipe from me 😉
We usually get bored if we eat same kind of food. So the challenge is to try something but delicious. So came up with the idea of badam puris. I have deep fried them in rice bran oil. But you could use clarified butter (ghee) for deep frying. I am sure ghee will give a better taste but I fried in oil as don’t want high calorie food.
Notes for Badam Puri Recipe:
- Don’t fry them on high heat else they will burn.
- Keep your face far off from the pan while deep frying.
- You could add nuts of your choice like pistachios etc.
- If you don’t like them sweet don’ t add sugar. If you are making for kids then add more sugar.
Badam Puri Recipe details and printable details listed below:
- 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
- 3 cups oil / ghee for deep frying (I used oil)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 75 gms almonds with skin
- 10 -12 cashewnuts
- 6-7 raisins
- 1 tbsp nigella seeds (kalaunji)
- 1 tbsp white sesame seed (safed til)
- 1.5 tbsp melon seed (magaj)
- 1 t/s poppy seed (khuskhus)
- ½ t/s salt
- 1 tbsp jaggery powder Or sugar (I used organic jaggery)
- 1 cup water Or as required
- a pinch of nutmeg powder
- Combine flour, salt and nutmeg powder.
- Add nigella seed, jaggery powder and ghee. Rub ghee with your hand into
- the flour. It should appear like bread crumbs.
- Now grind nuts, melon seed, raisin, sesame seed and poppy seeds into a blender.
- Add little water if required for grinding.
- Once the paste is smooth add a cup of water to it. Stir it nicely.
- Add the above mixture to the flour. Knead into a soft, smooth dough.
- Add water if required. The consistency of dough shouldn't be too soft nor too firm.
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth. Allow to rest for 10 mins.
- Heat oil / ghee in a deep vessel.
- Meanwhile make about 25 balls about an inch size. Roll them individually as normally you roll for puris.
- Deep fry the puris until they puff up and golden brown in color from both sides.
- Place them on absorbent napkin. Serve Badam Puris hot with tea Or milk.