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Cooking time : 20 min.       Serving :  7-8

       Wheat Flour    1 Cup
       Salt           1/2 tsp. 
       Ghee           2 tbsp.(Melted)
       Oil to Fry
       Water          2/3 Cup(warm)

Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and blend well.Mix ghee or oil into the flour with your. Add 1/3 cup water until the dough is formed and kneadable. Place the dough for about 8 min.
To make pooris, divide the dough into pieces and roll each piece into a smooth ball. Place the balls on a plate without letting them touch and cover with damp cloth. Repeat the procedure for the other half of the dough.
Take one ball of dough, keeping the others covered, and flatten it out into a 1/2" patty. Dip a corner of the patty in melted ghee or oil and roll it out, exerting firm but even pressure, into a 4 1/2" - 5" (or 10") round. Heat the oil over moderately high heat until it reaches about 365F/185C on a deep-frying thermometer. Lift up a rolled-out poori and carefully slip it into the hot oil so that it remains flat and does not fold over. When it is lightly browned on the first side, carefully turn it over and brown the second side. Remove the puffed bread with the slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat the procedure for all of the pooris.

---Meenakshi Sarma.