Grandma style rava poori is a very famous Surti Gujarati semi-sweet, cookie kind fried Puris. These puris are used to serve with Shrikhand-Flavored Yogurt but can be served during tea time as well.
I love to make Shrikhand Sandwiches with these puris.
Just like Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, you will love these Shrikhand Puri Sandwiches as well. Little healthier as well because very less sugar in Puris and Yogurt based no melt ice cream(Perfect for picnic as well).
If desired, bake these puris instead of frying. But in order to bake, I add double the amount of ghee than suggested to get soft crispy texture just like fried one. So for this recipe instead of 1+1/2 tbsp Ghee, take 3 tbsp Ghee(Clarified Butter).
- 1 cup 110gm plain flour - Maida
- 1 cup 110g semolina flour - Rava or Sooji
- 1 1/2 tbsps melted ghee
- Cold milk to bind (Whole or semi-skimmed should do it)
- Vegetable oil for frying
Mix the flours with the ghee and add just enough milk to bind the dough. The consistency of the dough should be medium, not be too hard so that you can’t roll out the puri easily, and not too soft that the puri get too thin when rolled with pressure.
Once the dough has formed, divide into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Roll out each puri to the thickness of 7mm and, using the end of a wooden spoon handle, press the handle tip into each puri so that you make a dent in the dough. Make 6 or 7 dents on each puri, which will stop the puri from puffing up when frying and gives the puri a close crumbly kind of texture which goes perfectly with sweet shrikhand..
Deep fry the puri, one at a time, on a low/medium heat so that the puri has time to cook all the way through, they should be a glorious light golden crisp when ready.. Drain onto kitchen towel and let them cool..