Ajwain (carom seed) Puris –
A very simple unleavened Indian flatbread. There are many variations of this flatbread, depending on the region where they are made.
This is a simple recipe which requires just a few ingredients & can be made in under half an hour.
■ In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour, 2 Tablespoons of Semolina, 1/2 Tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds), 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder, 1-2 Garlic flakes -minced /grated (optional) , Salt & Chilli powder to Taste.
■ Knead all the above ingredients into a stiff dough, using water as required (little at a time) Set aside for 15-20 mins.
■ In a wok, heat oil. Roll out small (lemon sized) dough balls into flat Puris. (As shown in the pic) Deep fry the puris in hot oil, on medium heat, till they get a golden hue, & are fully puffed up.
I serve these hot fluffy crisp Puris with a Mint-Coriander-Green Chilli Chutney, and some plain yogurt for Breakfast.
You can also serve as a hearty meal along with Palak Paneer, Chickpea or Potato Curry.