East Indian Varias - Urad Dal Bread
Varias also know as Orias are often made during and East Indian wedding. These along with fugias are served as bread with all the wedding food. In fact, an East Indian wedding is incomplete with the presence of fugias and varias.
The batter is made with urad dal (black gram) flour and all-purpose flour combined with yeast which is then fermented overnight. The soft fermented dough is then formed into small donuts with a hole in the middle and deep-fried until golden brown.
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- Mixing bowl
- Slotted spoon
- Wok for stir fry
- Plastic Bowl
- 500 grams (1.1 lb) Urad dal flour split black gram
- 500 grams (1.1 lb) All-purpose flour maida
- 500 grams (1.1 lb) Rice flour
- 100 grams (0.22 lb) Sugar
- 2 tsp (2 tsp) Yeast or toddy
- 1 tsp (1 tsp) Salt
- 1 ltr (1 ltr) Cooking oil for deep frying
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl with warm water.
- Let ferment overnight at room temperature
- Heat oil for deep frying (about 325 F)
- Take a small amount of dough on the palm of your hands with water
- Form a ball then make a hole in the middle with your finger
- Drop in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.
- Remove the varias with a proforated or slotted spoon over absorbend paper to remove excess oil.
- Each varias takes about 2 minutes on each side.
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