Recipe: “Pişi” – Turkish Fried Bread or Fried Dough
Ingredients and Recipe of Pisi
- Refined flour (maida) – 1½ cups
- Spinach blanched and chopped – 2 cups
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Fresh yeast – 5 grams
- Sugar – ½ teaspoon
- Oil – 1 tablespoon + to deep fry
- Garlic chopped – 2 teaspoons
- Onion chopped – 1 medium
- Feta cheese crumbled – 1 cup
How to Cook Pisi
First of all, sift together flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast, sugar and half cup of water, mix well and set aside till frothy.
Secondly, mix well, add one-fourth cup of water and knead into a soft dough. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside for two hours.
Thirdly, heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and onion, mix and sauté for two minutes.
Fourthly, add spinach, mix well and for a minute. Add cheese and mix well. Set aside.
Later on, divide the dough into eight equal portions. Roll out each portion into a sheet, place a portion of the stuffing on one half and fold the other half over the stuffing. Seal the edges with a fork.
And then, heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the prepared pisis till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
Finally, you should serve immediately.
The recipe above is the one way to cook Pisi. However, there is also another way to make delicious Pisi, as well. So, we are going to share another recipe below without spinach and feta cheese. Hence, you can prefer one of two ways according to your taste!
As the beginning, you can make 15 fried bread (pisi) with this ingredient.
- 320 gr all-purpose flour
- 225 ml lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp dry yeast
- 1,5 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp oil for your hands
- Pot oil for frying
Recipe of Pisi Without Cheese and Spinach
First of all, you should mix the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Secondly, make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, and then add the yeast and water. Thirdly, mixing to dissolve the yeast first. Knead until a smooth and elastic dough begins to form. Fourthly, grease the bowl with oil, place the dough, cover and let sit for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Later on, heat a large pot oil. Divide dough into mandarin size balls. Put your fingers in oil. Afterwards, flatten each dough out with your fingers. Fry both sides until golden brown for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Repeat with remaining dough.