Til puri or deep-fried sesame seed bread is a small round bread that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or a snack. This sesame-flavoured bread is a much loved one among children and adults alike.
Though small sesame seeds are nutrient-dense seeds that have been cultivated for more than 3000 years. The Harappan civilisation the Egyptian tomb and the old-world Chinese manuscript all talk about these miracle seeds. All allied forms of medicine across the globe use this seed towards its medicinal properties. Such a miracle ingredient needs more to be added into recipes than the occasional ellu bella or a small spoonful of til chutney. Try out this til puri recipe.
What is a poori?
There are a great many varieties of flatbreads in Indian cuisine. Poori or puri is a deep-fried flat bread made with finely ground whole wheat flour. The bread is unleavened and upon frying has a crispy exterior.
What is special about this til ke poori?
Though whole grain, the usual pooris are bland and eaten with curry. The til ke poori is one that you can have without an accompanying curry or dip of any sort. It has a nutty aroma coming from the sesame seeds and freshness from the herbs. Since it is made with millet flour it is a gluten-free bread.
Ingredients for this til puri
Steps for making til puri
Kneading the dough: millet flour is a bit more tricky than whole wheat flour to knead into a smooth dough. This is because it lacks the stickiness needed to hold the dough together. To achieve better dough knead using warm water. The dough for poori cannot be made ahead as it will soak up the oil upon frying so start rolling out the pooris with 10 minutes of kneading the dough.
Rolling the dough: potion the rested dough into small balls that are smaller than a lime. Use a bit of oil to coat the rolling pin and the board. Roll the dough into small circles or use a tortilla press to make the roundlets.
Deep frying: Heat the oil and test the oil with a wooden spoon. When you place a wooden spoon in hot oil it will bubble up. This is a good indication of the hot oil is ready. Place the rolled poori in the hot oil and press it gently in the oil. flip it over when it has puffed up and cooked on the other side. When the bubbles reduce drain and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Now the til ke poori is ready to be served
Curries that pair well with sesame seed flatbread.
Channa masala: the classic channa masala is always a great pair up with this puffed bread.
Kadai mushroom: spicy kadai mushroom with a side of kachumber makes my celebratory meal with this poori
Madras curry: with the veggies in creamy curry base, this unique curry and poori combination is perfect on a cold day.
Lasuni lauki: keep it light with goda masala flavoured bottle gourds to dip the til ke pooris in.
Til ke poori
- deep fryer
- Rolling pin
- Cutting board
- mixing bowls and spoons.
- 1 cup Little millet Samai, powdered
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup sesame seed white, powdered
- 1/4 tsp salt to taste
- 1 tsp mint leaves
- 1 tsp sesame seeds black
- 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/8 tsp turmeric powder.
- Add all the flour, spice powders, salt and chopped mint leaves
- Sprinkle a little water at a time and knead the dough.
- The dough is tight, yet soft to roll.
- Divide the dough into 10 or 12 parts.
- Roll out each portion into a small disc.
- Heat the oil and test when the oil is ready . ( check the post above)
- Now drop the pooris one by one in the hot oil.
- Once the pooris fry and puff, flip over and fry on the other side.
- Once both sides are fried, Remove and drain the excess oil.
- Serve the millet and til pooris hot
This deep-fried flatbread is going to steal your heart. It screams overindulge, haha. It is tasty and highly addictive with the curry combo so make it when you celebrate the little joys of life. Rate this recipe using the star rating system in the comments, we love hearing from you. Don’t forget you can always subscribe and connect with us.
This post is added to A-Z recipes by blogger goup working on ingredients in Hindi names. Alphabet T is what we are working on currently. Til or sesame seeds are a perfect add to this collection, so here is til ke poori.
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