Friday, January 1, 2010


Day 7 of 7 days of Recipe Marathon.

Closing the week long recipe marathon (in my case its Roti Marathon) with our beloved bread, Poori. This is puffy bread, deep fried in oil. We like having them with vegetable Sagu, or most times with Aloo palya and Coconut chutney.

I made this Pooris using my Mom's recipe. Its a very simple recipe, dough should be kneaded to soft but stiff and should rest for not more that 10-15(otherwise this will absorb lots of oil), and dough needs to be fried at the medium-high temperature, in order for the pooris to puff up.

Ingredients :

  • Whole wheat flour - 1cup
  • All-purpose flour/Maida - 1cup ( used any India atta instead of wheat and all purpose flour)
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - 1tsp
  • Water - about 1 cup ( for kneading)
  • Vegetable/Peanut Oil - 1 - 2 cups ( for deep frying).

Method :

  1. Take flour/atta, salt and oil mix well. Now add water little by little and mix to form a stiff dough. Add little oil to hands, knead until soft for about 5 mins,cover and let is rest for 10- 15 min.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/wok on medium. Turn to medium high while frying.

3. Roll the dough to about palm size and bit thicker than regular rotis.

4. When oil is hot, drop the rolled dough, through the edge of the wok(just one at a time).

5. In a few seconds, the dough will puff up (if not press gently with back of the ladle).

6. Turn/ flip gently and let it fry for few more seconds on the other side,. Take it out with a stainer, drain, any excess oil on paper towel.

Pooris are ready to be served. We enjoyed ours with Aloo Palya and Chuntey.

* Frying temperature is the main thing while making Pooris, make sure to maintain med-high temperature.

Recipe Marathon : Day 1- Chapatis , Day 2- Jodala Rotti , Day 3- Homemade Bread, Day 4- Naan , Day 5- Aloo paratha , Day 6- Phulkas .

I very much enjoyed cooking for this Week long Recipe Marathon. Thanks Nupur for this lovely event to end 2009.


  1. My mouth is watering looking at the pictures.Would love to eat some garama garam pooris.

  2. have a great new year, dear madhu.

  3. those are some perfectly done pooris madhu.. Happy New Year :)


  4. Oh that looks so good! Thank you for dishing out 7 wonderful breads during the marathon, I really appreciate your participation. Happy New Year!

  5. Fantastic looking pooris, Madhu.

    Have a wonderful 2010!

  6. The perfect, way to end a lovely, lovely marathon! Wish you a very Happy New Year Madhu ... it has been so great to get come across your wonderful space ... I hope to see more often of you, and share in our stories and recipes too!

    Wish you a very happy New Year!!

  7. My fav breakfast item....Looks yummy...

  8. Pooris look wonderful Madhu, and with the palya and chutney, a spectacular meal! :) Wishing you all good things in 2010!

    PS My computer has been giving me some trouble posting comments for some reason -- wanted you to know I've enjoyed reading all your bread posts and great tips!

  9. Hi Madhu, Pooris are nicely puffed. Looks just perfect! Great to see your wonderful 7 recipes. :)
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  10. A very happy New Year to you too Madhu. The pictorial presentation is very tempting.

  11. Pooris look delicious Madhu. eega photo inda tegedu tinbeku annistha ide :)

  12. Pooris look wonderful madhu..Enjoyed the bread mela you made during this marathon..Wishing you a joyous 2010!

  13. Looks scrumptious and even though simple, very satisfying! Wish you a very happy new year

  14. Yummy Pooris anytime!! They look so tasty!!

  15. Beautiful plate of poori palya and chutney. Bayalli neerurthaide!!!
    Just came home after driving 6hrs thru' 8" of snow to go visit Trisha today, so dangerous here right now, almost crashed into a truck and spun 360degrees but we are okay. Of course 8" snow is nothing you guys there! :D