To me, puris suggest a party. Whenever our family entertained large groups of Indian friends during my childhood, my mother would always set aside time to fry up some puris, and I would be her helper. My job was to press them thin in her tortilla press, and then she fried them to golden perfection. I could never resist those first few with a little Pudina ki Chutney. They spoiled my dinner, of course, but it was always worth it.
*If you are storing the puris, reheat them before serving by warming them on the stovetop in a dry cast-iron pan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or place in the oven at 300°F / 150°C for 2 to 3 minutes.
Indian For Everyone by Anupy Singla. Copyright © 2014 Anupy Singla. Published by Agate Publishing. All rights reserved.