- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup durum wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup milk, slightly warmed
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- about 1/4 cup warm water
- vegetable oil, for deep frying
Sift together the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Mix the warm milk, oil and egg; stir into flour mixture. Stir in warm water, 2 tablespoons at a time, until dough leaves the side of the bowl and forms a fairly stiff ball. The dough should not be sticky or dry.
Knead dough in bowl for 2 to 3-minutes or until dough becomes smooth and pliable. Brush dough with ghee or vegetable oil, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside 30 minutes to an hour.
Heat oil in a medium frying pan until a drop of dough sizzles and floats to the top, making sure it doesn't burn.
Roll small pieces of dough into small or medium circles and place dough into hot oil. With the back of a slotted spoon, gently submerge dough in oil until it puffs up. Turn once, fry about 30 seconds, or until slightly golden.
Remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve and enjoy!