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Indian Fried Bread (Panipuri)



60 portion(s)

Spice mixture (Panipuri masala)

  • 10 grams ground cumin
  • 5 grams coriander seeds
  • 1 pinches dried chilli flakes
  • 20 grams mango powder, (amchoor)
  • 1 pinches asafoetida powder, (Hing, optional)
  • 5 grams Black Peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons brown sugar

Spicy water (Pani)

  • 25 grams fresh mint, (leaves only)
  • 1-2 Fresh Green Chillies, (stemless and seedless) - 10 sprigs
  • 1 tablespoons tamarind pulp
  • 500 grams water
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice

Dough for bread balls (puri)

  • 100 grams Pastry flour
  • 150 grams fine wheat semolina or semolina
  • 130 grams sparkling mineral water, or 120 g water and 1/2 teaspoon chemical yeast
  • 0.5 teaspoons salt


  • 500 grams sunflower oil, (and 1 teaspoon more for greasing)
  • 1 red onion, diced in small cubes
  • 25 grams chopped fresh cilantro, (10 sprigs)
  • 400 grams cooked chickpeas
  • 600 grams cooked and crushed potatoes
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 30min
  • 7
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Recipe's preparation

    Spice mixture (panipuri masala)
  1. In a nonstick skillet, roast the cumin (without oil) for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Put toasted cumin, coriander seeds, chilli, mango powder, asafoetida, black pepper, salt and sugar in the mixing bowl. Stir 30 sec/speed 10. Remove to a jar and set aside.
  3. Spicy water (pani)
  4. Put the mint and chili in the mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of the panipuri masala spice mixture, tamarind pulp, water and lemon juice and mix 20 sec/speed 3. Remove to a bowl and reserve in the refrigerator.
  6. Dough for bread balls (puri)
  7. Put the flour, semolina, sparkling water and salt into the Thermomix mixing bowl, and mix 15 sec/speed 4. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and form a ball. Put it inside a plastic bag so that it does not dry out and let stand for 20 minutes
  8. Grease the work surface slightly with oil. With a roller, spread half of the dough until it is 2-3 mm thick. Cut circles with a ring of Ø 5-7 cm and reserve them in a plastic bag. Also extend the other half of the dough and also cut circles with the ring of Ø 5-7 cm.
  9. Termination
  10. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4)
  11. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan or pan and fry the puri at medium temperature on both sides (you must keep them submerged in the oil, when heated they float and swell like a balloon). Remove on absorbent paper.
  12. Bake the fried puri at 180°C (Gas mark 4) for 10 minutes so that they are very crispy.
  13. Make a small hole in the surface of each one and fill with the accompaniments or let the diners fill them to their liking. Serve accompanied by the bowl with the spicy water (pani), to wet the puri at the time of consumption.

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The dehydrated mango powder (amchoor) can be found in Asian food stores.

Asafoetida is a resin from a plant widely used in Indian cuisine to flavor vegetables and legumes.

Cumin seeds are roasted to release their intense aroma and flavor.

You can serve the freshly fried puri even as sweet, sprinkled with sugar.

It can accompany with other sauces, chutneys or with cooked peeled red lentils (dal).

You can add to the dough 1 pinch of ground chili or other spices.

You can make them bigger, but you have to take into account the depth of the pot where you fry them and the amount of oil.

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