firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 cup wheat flour and ¼ cup rava.
add 1 tsp ajwain, ¾ tsp salt and 2 tbsp oil.
crumble and mix well making sure to form a moist flour.
knead the dough well-adding water as required.
knead a tight dough as of poori.
now divide the dough into half.
dust wheat flour and roll slightly thick as of poori.
using a cookie cutter/glass cut small round puri.
prick the papdi with a fork to prevent from puffing up.
fry the papri in medium hot oil. alternatively, bake in a preheated oven at 180-degree celsius for 15-20 minutes.
fry on low flame till the papdi floats. this takes approx 1-2 minutes.
now continue to fry on low to medium flame till they turn crispy and golden in colour.
drain off the papri over kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
finally, serve papdi with evening chai or store in airtight container for a month to prepare papdi chaat