Dhal Puri

April 7, 2014 in Breads & Rotlis

At last the vegetarian, has a post for meatless Monday

Roti, Puri, Paratha and etc. are all types of Indian breads made from stone ground wholemeal flour traditionally known as “Atta flour”. Atta flour has its origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka; however it is consumed all over the world today, and become a staple amongst people in countries like Fiji, the Southern Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana), Mauritius and right here in South Africa as well(these are places that have a huge Indian population). Atta flour forms the base of rotis, puris, naans & etc., and sometimes different types of flour (chick pea flour, lentil flour, rice flour & etc.) or even spices and herbs are added to jazz it up. The various types of Rotis, Puris, Naans and etc. form an integral part of Pakistan and Indian cuisine-generally no meal is complete without some type of roti or puri.


2 responses to Dhal Puri

  1. I went to Mauritius recently and loved the food – the dhal puri is their traditional street food – and it’s delicious. Thanks for the recipe, Usha – the rolling of the dough with the filling looks tricky.

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