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Banana Puri (Kela Ke Puri)

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Banana Puries are delicious fried Indian puffed bread. Puries have richness of banana flavor enhanced with cardamom. Banana Puries are good for festive occasions and holidays. These can be served for breakfast or as a snack. Puries are especially good for picnic or to take for travel.

This recipe will make about 40.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ripe mashed banana (about 8” long banana)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted ghee or butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed cardamom powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely ground almonds about 18 almonds
  • Approx ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • Approx ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • Oil to fry

Method

  1. Peel and mash the banana, add the sugar, almond, butter, salt and cardamom mix it well.
  2. Add whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour to the banana mix and make a firm and smooth dough. Keep it aside for about 2 hours.
  3. Grease the fingers and knead the dough for a minute and divide in four equal parts.
  4. Roll them into 8” diameter and cut them in about 2” diameter, using a cookie cutter.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. To check the heat if oil is ready put one piece of dough in oil, dough should sizzle and come up slowly.
  6. Fry the puries few at a time don’t over crowd the frying pan. Puries will puff and fry them till they are dark brown from all around. It will take about 2 minutes to fry every batch.
  7. Take them out over paper towel so it can absorb the extra oil.
  8. Puries are ready.

Notes:This is good recipe for vegan by replacing the butter with oil. Puries can be served hot or eaten at room temperature. Banana Puries can be stored for a week; you don’t need to refrigerate them.


35 thoughts on “Banana Puri (Kela Ke Puri)

  1. Dear Manjula: I tried to make these tonight but the puris wouldn’t puff like yours. Some of them puffed in a few places but not all over. Others did not puff at all. What do you think I did wrong?

  2. hi Manjula.
    I have tried a few of ur recipes and it has worked out well. would like to know if u have any tindli bhaji recipe dr y . could u put it in ur website so that I can make it.

  3. These were delicious! I stored them for a couple days and took them with me on a trip. I love the banana flavor, also the whole wheat flour. But, after 3 days or so, they get a bit hard. So you should bite a piece and let it soak in your mouth before chewing it! :D

  4. Thanks for this recipe. I made it for my family a few days ago, and we all loved it. I followed the recipe exactly, except I substituted white wheat flour for all purpose because we don’t do refined products, but it was great. I’m making your aloo bengain for dinner tomorrow night with some chapati, so I can’t wait to see how that turns out.

  5. Good evening. Interesting recipe, I’ll certainly try. I do not think too much influence recipe you are using a single type of flour. Because I do not understand which are the two types of flour.
    I think the family will love for many “wonders” know how to cook.

  6. Thank-you very much manjula aunty. I follow ur recipes and the food comes out really nice. My family loves them.
    Thank you very much

  7. Should it be soft ? I made the first 4, they seemed good, but while i was making another 4 – the first batch dried out and became hard as a concrete. Is that how is should be ?

      1. I’m a bit afraid to increase the heat, when i was doing this recipe the oil was so bubbly it spilled quite a bit. If i increase it i am afraid of getting splashed and burned.

  8. Dear Manjula. After you have fried the puri’s, what do you do with the oil? Can it be reused, or should it be discarded. Thank you.

  9. hello aunty,

    I have been following your videos for quite some time and they are really good. I had one question.. why should the dough allowed to rest for 2 long hours??? IF the dough is allowed to rest… doesnt it absorb more oil while frying. Please let me know.

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