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Puri is a deep-fried dish. It was originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is generally eaten as a dessert and a snack. Today's badam puri will be made with maida, gram flour, semolina and almond powder etc. It is a very popular dish to the people of India.
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For making dough:
- 1/2 cup of almond flakes
- 1 cup of maida(all-purpose flour)
- 1 tablespoon of gram flour
- 1 tablespoon of semolina
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 3 tablespoons of milk(add some milk if required)
For making sugar syrup:
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1pinch of saffron
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- cloves, as needed
- ghee, as needed
For frying badam puris:
- cooking oil, as needed
1. Pour almond flakes into a grinder and grind them into powder and keep it aside.
2. In a bowl, pour maida, gram flour, semolina, almond powder, salt, baking powder and sugar and mix them well.
3. Pour oil into the bowl and mix it well again. Also add milk little by little into the bowl. Mix it well once again and knead it into a smooth and tight dough.
4. Now, apply ghee to the dough and knead it again. Keep it aside at rest for about 30 minutes.
5. Turn on the oven, pour sugar and water into a pan. Mix them well and boil them.
6. Add cardamom powder and a pinch of saffron into the pan. Cook it until one string consistency.
7. After it gets one string consistency, add lemon juice into the pan and mix it well again and keep it aside.
8. After keeping the dough aside at rest for about 30 minutes, knead the dough again for about 2 minutes and make dough balls of the same size from the dough.
9. Take one dough ball and roll it out into a round shape with a rolling pin. Then, apply ghee to it and fold it. Again, apply ghee to it and fold it. Roll it out again gently with a rolling pin and place a clove in the center of it as shown in the picture below.
10. Pour oil into a pan and heat it nicely.
11. Once the oil gets hot, drop a badam puri into the hot oil of the pan to check its temperature.
12. If the oil gets hot properly, drop all the badam puris one by one into the hot oil of the pan and fry them for about 15 minutes until they turn into golden brown on medium flame.
13. After the badam puris turn into golden brown properly, take them out on a plate.
14. Now, soak the badam puris into the slightly hot sugar syrup for about 20 seconds.
15. After soaking the badam puris into the sugar syrup, they are now ready to be served to the family.