OK… the word has been coined. Cluri. Most accurately descriptive of what I’ve accomplished tonight. I have a marvelous er…. stew-like dish waiting patiently, it’s final sprinkling of coriander leaves in limbo, for puffy deep-fried delights to walk with it hand-in-hand down the matrimonial aisle… but so far the bride has cold feet!
Perhaps if I were to make normal, plain puris instead. But the groom is stubborn. He is complex- an interesting hybrid of north and south- and wouldn’t be satisfied without his promised bride. So, he refuses his final green accessory until she shows up. I keep telling him that I’m doing my best, as I can only do three at a time, and so far: cluris.
However, the last one- which I’ve rolled thinnest, was definitely the most promising! Funny how if I rolled a parantha this thin it would turn into a cracker…
UPDATE AUG 19 TRIAL 2
Well, folks…things are improving with all the helpful suggestions: we now have partial ballooning, but perhaps that is the best that can be done with pooris that contain bits of things. For certain, the texture of these is waaaaay better than the first trial. Thanks to all for the help!
The ones on the right were a bit dark; the left-side ones are the last two made- nice enough for me to get so excited that I made a fourth poori… 🙂