Well done to me – I opened the Indian Delights, scanned its long index and found the recipe for Puri. Puri is not hard. It can’t be. Not really. So I made the dough (and thank goodness I halved the recipe and only used 1 cup of flour instead of 2 – because by the time I was done, I’m pretty sure I did end up using 2 cups after all).
Anyways, food done, Puri dough ready, oil on the stove. Searching for a rolling pin. Still searching. It’s 7pm at night so there’s no way I can go out and get one – so I improvised with my hands, a spatula and a potato masher. The Puri came out thicker than I would have hoped but it was not a total catastrophe – still able to eat the vetkoek-like Puri, all was not lost.
I now have a rolling pin (thanks Daadi) and other flour-implements (thanks Mom), but this has all just made me realise that I still don’t have a sieve (the closest thing I have is a tea-strainer).
Gosh, I feel like I have so so so much kitchen stuff but these random bits are still slowly making their way into my cupboards.
The other good news – I have used the Indian Delights, and was (partially) successful! Whoo Hoo!!