Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) | How to make Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks)

By Antara Navin  |  25th Jun 2016  |  
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Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks)by Antara Navin
  • Prep Time

    2

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    20

    mins
  • Serves

    8

    People

55

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About Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) Recipe

Pisi is a very simple Turkish, bread-like, fried dough snack. It can be eaten plain without any filling or it can be filled with cheese or jam. In this recipe , I have made pisis with a filling of colby and monterey jack cheese and crispy fried spinach mixture . You can use whatever filling you want of your choice. It makes a wonderful snack , enjoyed with a cup of tea.

The delicious and mouthwatering Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks). Antara Navin shared Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) recipe which can serve 8 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks). Try this delicious Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Antara Navin of Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) with other users

Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks)

Ingredients to make Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks)

  • For the Dough :
  • 3.5 to 4 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 tbsp Dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp cooking oil or ghee
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water for activating the yeast
  • 1 cup water to knead the dough( adjust as required )
  • For the pisis filling mixture :
  • 4 cups blanched and chopped baby spinach leaves
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 4 tsp grated or finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper( adjust as per your spice preference )
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 cups shredded colby and monterey jack cheese ( you can also use slice or processed cheese)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Oil to deep fry the pisis

How to make Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks)

  1. Add 1 tbsp dry active yeast, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp of flour in a small bowl. Pour 1/4 cup warm water into the yeast mixture. Stir and mix.
  2. I generally microwave the water for around 40 seconds at high pressure. Leave the mixture in a warm environment (About 10 minutes) till it forms the foam. The yeast is now ready.
  3. Take all purpose flour or bread flour in a medium size mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp salt and sugar into it. Whisk the mixture so that there are no lumps.
  4. Take 1 cup of water. Add the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and knead it into a smooth dough with the water. If the dough is dry, add little more water 1 tbsp at a time or if the dough is wet or sticky, add a little more flour 1 tbsp at a time. Add 1 tsp of oil and knead with your fingers into a smooth dough.
  5. Divide the dough into two halves. For each dough, grease an air tight containers with oil from the inside. Leave the dough in the container for about 1 hour. The dough will rise.
  6. Now knead it again lightly and leave it for another 20 minutes. When the dough has risen, the dough is now ready to be used. While your dough is rising, prepare the filling.
  7. Heat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil into it. When the oil starts to simmer, add the onion and garlic. Saute till the onions become soft and translucent. Add the chopped spinach, cayenne, garam masala, turmeric and salt as per taste.
  8. Stir and mix well . Cook till the spinach mixture turns crispy and there is no moisture. Turn off the gas. Add colby and monterey jack cheese. Stir and mix well.
  9. Oil a flat surface and make little balls from the dough. Roll out the dough balls into thin sheets and add a generous amount of the spinach cheese mixture on one half and fold the other half over the stuffing. Seal the edges with a fork.
  10. Heat sufficient oil in a deep heavy bottom pan to fry the pisis. When the oil is hot, slide the pisis gently into the oil and fry till they turn golden and crispy.
  11. Take out the cooked pisis and let them drain on a kitchen paper towel or any absorbent material for a minute or so.
  12. Serve these crispy pisis hot with tea.

My Tip:

You can also use half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour.

Reviews for Pisis (Turkish fried dough snacks) (3)

Kanak Patela year ago

This looks so interesting
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Vimala Sethuramana year ago

Reslly nice Antra
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Sukhmani Bedia year ago

Really nice, Antara!
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