Farsi Puri

Farsi Puri

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For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to the plain flour dough, and a lingering flavour contributed by black pepper. Relish it plain or with a cup of tea or coffee.

Farsi Puri recipe - How to make Farsi Puri

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     24Makes 24 puris
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1 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp semolina (rava / sooji)
1 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)
2 tbsp melted ghee
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a stiff dough using little water.
  2. Divide the dough into 24 equal portions and roll each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter thin circle.
  3. Prick the puris all over using a fork.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, and deep-fry a few puris at a time, on a slow flame till they turn light brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  5. Cool completely and store them in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per puri
Energy55 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates4.8 g
Fiber0 g
Fat3.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.7 mg
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Farsi Puri (Diwali Dry Snack) Video by Tarla Dalal


Farsi Puri
 on 05 Nov 18 04:10 AM

I have tried this recipe. You have to use quite a lot of additional water (I used milk) to get this into anything like a pliable dough. It is worth the hassle. Very Very tasty little biscuit type offerings
Tarla Dalal
05 Nov 18 09:35 AM
   Happy to know you like the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Farsi Puri
 on 15 Oct 17 10:23 AM

can we bake it ? if yes at what temperature?
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 17 09:04 AM
   Hi, You can try and bake at 180 C for 10 minutes and keep checking, make sure you roll them little thin or else they will take a long time to cook.
Farsi Puri
 on 07 Sep 17 11:26 AM

Yes.I did try it and recipe is exactly working. Thank s for information.
Farsi Puri
 on 17 Mar 17 08:35 AM

Hi. Can we substitute maida for wheat flour?
Tarla Dalal
17 Mar 17 08:43 AM
   Hi Heena, It will not taste good and nor will it have a good texture.
Farsi Puri
 on 25 Oct 16 10:48 AM

A perfect Diwali snack which is crispy but yet melt in the mouth. This puri was enjoy with my friends & relatives... Must try recipe & thanks to tarla Dalal