Bur Saliid/Puff Puff from Somalia

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, September 22, 2014

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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  1. These look like bonda. Kids and their antics! Puff puff are puffed up well and look yummy.

  2. Cute name for a cute snack. Lovely golden brown color and they look great dusted with sugar.

  3. Super like, i love to munch some anytime, i tried them few months back and we loved it to the core.

  4. wow puff puff looks so fluffy and perfect evening snack to munch , I wud love to grab some right away :) Lovely recipe selection dear !!

  5. I had this on my list Priya..but then I chose another one...Guess this is found across countries right..very nicely done..

  6. Wow! Would love to munch on these on a rainy day with some tea!!

  7. They are very tempting and addictive.. Love your clicks.

  8. These bites look so interesting...well puffed and soft..wow...

  9. these puffy donuts from Somalia are a treat for sure

  10. Lovely texture and a great snack too...

  11. These sure look so yum I wish I could grab them off the screen.


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