Bur Saliid/Puff Puff from Somalia

We are visiting Somalia for S today. I bring you another fried bread from this country.  A popular street-food in most of African countries, Puff Puff is a combination of flour,yeast and salt, which is deep fried and rolled in sugar to taste heaven. But it can also be served with some spicy dip to make a delicious breakfast. 
We loved it totally. That too my Lil one, enjoyed it calling Vada, vada!! When i was clicking it, he came for dipping his vada in powdered sugar and gobbled them with a giggle!! 🙂 Try them, they are very light, airy and i would definitely recommend that sugar dust as kids enjoy them better that way.

1 Cup All Purpose flour
1/4 cup Semolina/ Cornmeal
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 Cup – 3/4 Cup lukewarm water
Vegetable oil for frying

  • Take together flour, yeast, salt, sugar and cardamom powder together in a bowl. Whisk well to combine
  • Now slowly add water and mix with a spoon to make a thick batter. You won’t get a smooth dough, it will be a gooey thick batter. 
  • Let the batter sit covered for 90 minutes or until doubled.  Once doubled, heat oil in a deep pan, when it is hot enough.Make ping-pong sized balls of the dough into hot oil and deep fry them in batches.
  • I dipped my hands in water, and pinched ping-pong sized balls from the gooey batter. It was like our Urad dal Vada batter.
  • Once the ball is in the oil, it will puff up amazingly, turn and cook them golden brown on all sides. Drain them using a slotted spoon onto a kitchen towel.
  • Serve Hot along with tea, tastes better when dusted with powdered sugar. These can also be served with some spicy chutney for breakfast.

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