Bedmi Puri

Puri is a popular breakfast dish made with wheat flour. The flour is made into semi smooth dough then rolled out into small circles and then deep fried. It is usaully served with potato curry, kurma or chana masala. This is the traditional puri which is made all over Indian Sub continent. 

Bedmi Puri is another popular breakfast dish made in Delhi and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. Udad dal is the key ingredient for this dish. Udad dal is an energy booster as it is rich in protein and iron, and most importantly it improves digestion. Udad dal is added by soaking in water and grinding into smooth paste. There puri's is slightly thicker than the regular puri. Bedmi puri is usually served with spicy potato curry.

This recipe goes to  week 2,  day 1 of Blogging Marathon 103 under the theme " Bread of similar type".  Here goes the recipe....


Wheat flour 2 cups
Udad dal 1/4 cup
Sooji / semolina 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Green chili 3
Ginger root 1 inch piece
Salt to taste
Chili powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Oil for deep frying


Soak udad dal for 3-4 hours.
Grind soaked dal into  smooth paste along with green chili and ginger.
In a mixing bowl add wheat flour, sooji / semolina, udad dal paste, chili powder, roughly crushed fennel seeds and cumin seeds turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Mix everything well, add enough water to make a semi smooth dough.
Cover and rest aside for 5 minutes.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.

Make small lemon size balls with the dough.
Using rolling pin or puri press give the dough balls a circular shape. 
Repeat the process with rest of the dough balls.
Once the oil is hot deep fry the pressed puri's on both sides.
Remove from heat and place them on kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with Potato curry.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging  Marathon 103.


pankti said...

I came to know about this dish when we shifted to NCR!! Very delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Sowmya :) said...

Bedmi puri is such a classic dish and yours has turned out so beautiful. Looks so tempting!!

Gayathri Kumar said...

The puris look fantastic Sushma. I remember making a tawa roasted flat bread with a similar dough and we loved it a lot. Deep frying indeed would make it awesomely tasty.

Srivalli said...

Love Bedmi poori and you are tempting me Sushma...very lovely combination!

Narmadha said...

I have heard a lot about bedmi puri. yet to try my hands in it. Looks so tempting