Puris take a little shorter time than rotlis to make. Much to my surprise the rukhmehl that I use to make rotlis, results in flat puris. Apparently rukhmehl is over processed and so the desi-atta is a better flour for puris! Even though you will be left with the fried oily atmosphere, puris really are moorish! Great for entertaining and go well with any shaaks, daals and especially shrikhand. Ideally they should be eaten straight away, to enjoy the puffed crispy result. If eaten later then the puris will become softer.
There are many variations to this recipe. THE PICTURE SHOWS TIKHI PURI.
For making the Sunday morning breakfast puris, tikkhi puris(તીખી પૂરી, as in the picture), add one and half tsp salt, one tsp cumin seeds, one tsp turmeric powder, one tsp green chili and ginger paste and half a tsp of red chili powder(optional) in the dry flour/semolina mixture before rubbing in the oil. Great with masala chai and chundo (Gujarati mango pickle). Makes about 20. For making bhaturas use a 50/50 mixture of self raising flour and whole wheat flour and make the dough slightly softer. These should be much larger than the puris and will need to be fried slowly and for longer. Makes about 12-15. Traditionally eaten with chick pea curry, chole (છોલે). Another variation for bhaturas is to add one teaspoonful of salt, one of cumin seeds, a couple of tablespoons of dried methi leaves to the flour. Also crumble up one piece of soaked squeezed slice of bread and add to the flour mix. Finally make the dough using a mixture of yogurt and water. Be careful to make very firm dough and leave it covered for at least 3 hours before frying. Make the bhaturas twice as large as puris and make two slits in the middle before dropping them into the hot oil. Again should be fried slowly and for longer. Makes about 12-15.