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Dec 18, 2011

Stuffed Poori / Poori Stuffed with Spicy Potato Masala – Lunch Box Ideas

Hai Guys Good Morning..Hope you are getting ready for a great Sunday. We have planned to make bisibelabath for lunch..And it is a special iyengar recipe which I got from one of my friend..Will post the recipe soon..

Hope you all remember the book which I told you in this recipe..This is one of the recipe from that book..I have made only two pooris from that book totally , So 28 more poori’s to go.  I hope you can see lots of poori recipe in my blog in future.

This recipe is great to put in lunch box for kids..Usually poori’s tend to go hard when it gets cooled..Since this is stuffed with masala it stays soft for long time..So it is great as a lunch box menu..I stuffed it with a spicy tangy potato masala, which is my favorite..You can substitute with your favorite filling. You could use chicken,fish or mixed vegetable filling too..

You don’t need any sidedish for this..If you want you could have some vegetables or raita in the side..Hope you like it and let me know how it cameout..


 For Dough:
Wheat Flour / Atta -2 cups
Salt – 1 tsp
Water as needed

For Potato Masala :
Onion-2 chopped finely
Tomato -1 chopped finely
Potato – 3 cooked and mashed
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1tsp
Oil-1 tblspn + for deep frying
Salt to taste


Start by making the filling. Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds and let it crackle.

Add onions and sauté for 5 mins. Add some salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well.

Add in tomatoes and mix well.Cook for 5 mins untill it turn mushy..

Now add in the cooked potatoes and mix well.Remove it and allow it to cool completely.

Take wheat flour, salt in a bowl and mix well. Pour water gradually and make into a stiff dough. Let it rest for 5 mins.

Divide the dough into equal portions. Take two balls from it and roll into round pooris..

Add a spoonful of filling in the middle of one of the rolled poori and apply some water around the edges and seal it with another poori. Now take a lid of a steel jar and cut the poori so that you get a perfect round poori and this will puff up beautifully.

Now heat oil for deep frying and fry this poori on both sides till golden brown. Remove into a paper towel.

Serve hot as it is or put in lunch box.

Take all your ingrediants
Heat oil and add cumin seeds in
add onions
add some salt
add in chilli and turmeric powder
add in tomatoes
and mix well
cook till it gets mushy
add in mashed potatoes
and mix well
allow it to cool down
now take wheat flour and salt in a bowl
add water and mix well
form into a stiff dough
divide into equal portions
take two balls
roll it
spoon filling into one rolled poori
cover with the other one
seal it well
take a steel lid or any cutter and cut of the edges
all done
heat oil for deep frying
drop one poori in
start frying
flip it over
cook till golden brown on both sides
remove aside
looks so crispy right


  1. So delicious and delicious looking stuffed pooris. Wonderful pics as well.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Yummy idea of stuffing..looks tempting

  3. Wow..... Great idea dear.... Sure will give a try ... Looking so yummy ...

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  4. So very yummy. Love this dear. Will definitely make it for my lunch.

  5. very yummy and tempting pooris.. and nice clicks...

  6. this is good idea. Just one question, will the poories not separate when you put in oil. anything special you did to ensure that it does not happen??

  7. Roshni...Just press to seal it nicely..or take a little water and seal the edges so that it won't separate..

  8. What a lovely pictorial.. In fact i love all ur recipes as it has such a detailed step by step clicks:-)
    The stuffed pooris looks yumm..cant wait to try it:-)

  9. wow! its like a paratha but fried! :D Superb idea! But so sinful! :D love the presentation
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  10. Fried, stuffed dough? Who wouldn't love this dish??? YUM!

  11. This looks so tempting, perfect for the cold weather.

  12. Good idea of stuffed Poori!! Looks tasty too :)

  13. wonderful idea, stuffed poori sounds great..

  14. Kids wud love this will try for my doter :)

  15. Love this dear. Will definitely make it for my lunch.

  16. Poori looks superb, yummy and tempting.

  17. ¡Qué delicia! Felices fiestas. Te deseo lo mejor, para ti y los tuyos en el 2012. Besos.

  18. These look great, I love the flavour.

  19. hello aarthi... ur designing of ur blog is just simple and amazing... with text n also pictorial... for me pictorial is very useful b'coz its suddenly get into my mind... thank u aarthi.... aarthi please include some healthy snacks and dessert recipes...

  20. Loved ur poori recipe...gonna try it soon

  21. Another yummy looking recepi love yr pics tutorial 👍

  22. What is the combination with this chutney r gravy


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