Roti Puri

Roti Puri
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2 mugs of flour
About two thirds of a mug of hot water
oil for frying

Put the flour in a bowl and add the water gradually with one hand while mixing with the other. The dough will be very sticky at first but will soon form a lump that won't stick to your hand so much. When that happens, knead the lump a little with both hands to work out any lumps of dry flour.

Break off pieces of dough and roll them into balls about 5 in diameter. Flatten a ball with the palm of your hand then roll it out on a floured surface until it's about 12 cm in diameter. Toss it gently from hand to hand to shake off the excess flour, lay it on a plate and start on the next one. Once you've done three or four puris, put a large frying pan on the stove and heat some oil in it (about a centimetre depth).

Fry the puris two at a time if they will fit side by side in the pan. About one minute either side should be enough. They shouldn't be brown all over, just a few patches here and there. Once you get going you can roll out more puris while the previous ones are cooking. Keep an eye on the temperature of the oil. Don't let it start smoking, but don't let it get too cool either or your puris will be heavy and chewy. Lay the puris on a plate covered with absorbent paper, then build up alternate layers of paper and puris. By the time you serve them, the puris won't be greasy.