Mar 1, 2012

Palak Poori / Palak Puri / Spinch Poori / Deep Fried Spinach Flavoured Indian Bread

Poori masala is my favorite breakfast..I can eat it all day, but due to weight concern I have reduced it to once in a month or twice..There is a shop near our house, it is a small café..They have this yummiest poori masala I have ever tasted..We order it from that shop always, if amma don’t like to make breakfast  on sundays..Wow I am drooling now, but I couldn't eat it now because I am on GM Diet..Oh I din tell you this right..

Now coming back to poori's..I love to try different flavours of poori's whenever I make it at home..You can see methi poori and potato stuffed poori  in my blog..This is one of the usual poori that many one of you must have heard..It is made out of spinach, so its partially healthy too..I used pureed spinach to make the poori instead of adding it gives that lovely green colour to the poori and a nice aroma to it..One more thing you should keep in mind is, always make the poori dough stiffer that make the poori to puff up while you drop in oil and will prevent the poori from absorbing lots of oil..
Poori  taste great with the masala which you usually have with..I will now post the traditional poori masala which I served with this..I know you will love it for sure..


Wheat Flour / Atta - 300 gms
Palak / Spinach - 3 cup packed
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tblspn
Water - 1/4 cup to cook spinach


Take water in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. Add spinach and cook it for 5 mins untill it is completely wilted. Allow it to cool down and take it in a blender and make into a fine puree.

Now take flour in a bowl. Add salt and oil to it and mix well.

Add in the ground spinach slowly and mix well..Knead it well so that it forms a stiff dough. Apply few drops of oil over it so it wont dry up. Cover with a bowl and let it rest for 15 mins.

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll it into poori.

Heat oil for deep frying and fry this till it turns golden brown.

Drain and serve with poori masala.

Take all your ingrediants
You will need a healthy bunch of spinach

Heat very little water in a sauce pan

add spinach to that

and allow it to wilt down

Take it in a blender

and puree it

Take atta in a bowl

add salt to it


and mix well

Pour in the spinach mixture

and make a smooth dough..Allow it to rest
Divide into equal portions

Take one portion in a oiled board

roll it out

all done

heat oil

add a poori in

press on the top with the back of the spoon..So that it puffs up

flip over and cook

drain it




  1. Wouw, this recipe its totally different for me... Here in chile never in my life ill see this before. Its very cool see this kinds of food... im impressed. Sorry if my english its "bad" but, im just a learner ;)

    Hope you good.

    Saludos desde mi pequeña cocina ;) que estés bien.

  2. Great way to make your kids eat spinach. They look delicious.

  3. Looks so crisp and perfect...yummy fluffy pooris

  4. yo aarthi. and like u said we can make variety of pooris
    and spinach poori gives healthy green color

  5. Uuauuu I wish it!! but not for breakfast, maybe for dinner...I can't imagine the taste but seems delicious! kisses

  6. looks so yum n hot......loved it....

  7. Pooris look very nice, and nice color..

  8. my kids love it too...
    looks yum! love those step by step clicks...

  9. hey i must make this for my little baby...thanks :)

  10. Thanks fr dis receipe my baby wl lke poori very much sure i wl make dis poori for my baby thanks dear

  11. Hi Arthi
    I stumbled upon ur blog when I was searching for Palak poori recipe
    And am amazed by all the tasty yummy fm recipes you have listed.
    I tried three recipes from here all on the same day 😀 Thanks for the detailed posts with pics, it's very useful for beginners


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