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May 4, 2012

The Perfectly Puffed Poori / Poori / Puri / Deep Fried Indian Bread ( WITH VIDEO)

Poori's are my absolute favorite..There are days when we make poori's thrice even four times a week.They are my favorite foods on the earth. Since i am in diet, since i have to reduce my waist line,since my wedding is very near, i am pushed to avoid this. I am missing my poori's a lot.. The speciality of poori is it should be puff till you eat this, that why it is called a puuuu----riiii.. But many of us find it really hard to get perfected in that. The poori's will nicely puff up when they are in oil, but once you remove them from the oil, they shrunk like a airless balloon..You don't need that right..So here i am giving you some tips to make the perfect poori, which stays puffed even they are cold..

The key to make a perfect poori is to add some sooji in the dough, but when you add the sooji directly in the flour, it stays grainy and make the poori hard. So soak it first and make it soft before you add it in the flour. I have attached a video of how to fry the poori too, i think it will be helpful for you all. Poori must be accompanied by certain dishes, click this link for those recipes. I hope you will love this and tell me if you tried it..

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 30 sec to 40 sec per puri
Serves : 5 to 6


Wheat Flour / Atta - 2 cup
Rawa / Sooji / Semolina - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tblspn
Water as needed


Take sooji in a bowl and pour some water over it. Mix it well and allow it to soak for 10 mins.

Now take wheat flour, salt, oil and the soaked sooji in a bowl and mix with your hands so that everything is evenly mixed.

Slowly add in water and mix well and make into a dough. Knead the dough for 5 mins so that it gets smooth and even.

Apply some drops of oil on the top and cover it with a bowl. Let it rest for 30 mins.

Now take a portion out of the dough and spread it in to a large thin sheet.

Take a sharp edge cutting tool( I used a lid of a steel container) and cut small circles out of it. Do all the dough like this.

Now time to fry. Heat oil for deep frying. When it is hot drop the poori in and press the top so that it puffs up. Cook on both sides till they turn golden.

Drain and serve with korma or potato masala.

Take all your ingrediants
Soak sooji/rawa in water for 10 mins
Take flour, sooji, oil and salt in a bowl
and mix them well
slowly add in water
and make a dough
Take a portion of the dough
and roll it
cut it into small circles
all done
Now fry them in oil
Press on the top with the spoon
so that it puffs up
drain and serve
All beautifully puffed up poori

Check out the video for " HOW TO MAKE POORI PUFF LIKE A BALLOON"


Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum puffed puris

Nithu Bala said... Best Blogger Tips

Really a useful post Arthi. Thanks for giving a nice tip..love the addition of sooji for perfect puffy poori. Nice pictures and video.

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

they look so perfect...light & airy!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

I was telling my hubby by seeing in a hotel how the puri stayed puffy for a long time. now u posted the secret ing. thnx a lot :)

LA COCINERA DE BETULO said... Best Blogger Tips

Estos panecillos han de estar muy buenos y son fáciles de hacer.

yummylittlecooks said... Best Blogger Tips

These poori looks wonderful, they puff up nicely.

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect pooris... love the effort u have taken to post this

Ushnish Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi
Finally could open the blog ( but photos could not see). Thats a great idea. Never used suji in Puri before...but have used in Golgappa mix long long back..I like the idea of soaking the suji...Will try soon.
Have a nice weekend

Ushnish Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi
Finally could open the blog ( but photos could not see). Thats a great idea. Never used suji in Puri before...but have used in Golgappa mix long long back..I like the idea of soaking the suji...Will try soon.
Have a nice weekend

Ushnish Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi
Finally could open the blog ( but photos could not see). Thats a great idea. Never used suji in Puri before...but have used in Golgappa mix long long back..I like the idea of soaking the suji...Will try soon.
Have a nice weekend

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly shaped and beautifully done..

Poornima said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, this is the best recipe ever. I love pooris a lot too but i had never perfected the art of getting them to puff up properly. When I saw this recipe, I couldn't wait to try. I followed your instructions to the T and it came out so well, not a single poori shrunk from a batch of 20. My husband was so impressed, he kept asking me how I managed to make such perfect ones :). Thank you from the bottom of my heart and keep up the fantastic work.

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

They sure puffed like ballon Aarathi..!! I can never make poori like this, will follow your tips next time..

Yum! Yum! Yum!

shalu said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent puris..Thank you so much becoz of you i have learnt to make puris.

Saraswathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious and perfect. My fav dear. Hows wedding preparations going on. Keep few recipes on stock for Satish too:-)

Meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi, when is your wedding day.. hope you would continue with your wonderful recipes

do check out this post when you get time

i have tagged you


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena Its on May 17th...Yes i will check it out

Mari said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, love this! The bread looks so yummy, I am sure it will make my tummy very happy!

Have an awesome weekend.

Jagruti said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the great tip of soaking the sooji :)

Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Woww.. looks absolutely perfect.. gr8 job :)
Indian Cuisine

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great tip Aarthi! Will def come handy:-)

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi ,

poori and masala nicely made and perfectly presented...

Keep on Aarthi:)


Muthulakshmi Raghuraman said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi, while searching some recipes, I just came across your blog. Really, I am so thankful to you for having posted so much recipes with its pictorial presentation (this is the highlight of your blog).

Usually when I prepare Poori, it absorbs too much oil, and I used maida and wheat (mixture of both) before. But after reading your blog, to start with, I tried Poori with the ingredients that you had mentioned. It came very very nice, it was soft and puffy. Thank you so much. Your blog relieves all my worries about cooking, everyday I can open up your blog, read the dishes and I can start cooking immediately.

Congrats and keep on posting more recipes. Warm regards for your marriage life.

With love,

Prami Pramitha said... Best Blogger Tips

You are having a wonderful cooking site with super delicious recipes...keep going on...and thankz for giving an idea for making poori puff...

sona alex said... Best Blogger Tips

Hai arathi today i tried ur recepie...it was soft..bt one pblm it was not puffy in some portions...since im nt having any round shaped boxes to cut i pressed it normally...is that a pblm...can u plz help me...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@sona alex Make sure the dough is stiff and the oil which you fry is hot. Then your pooris will turn out good. Cutting the poori in roundles is not a issue..But when you roll make sure you roll it in rounds.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi I like all purpose flour instead of wheat flour...so can I replace?
waiting for reply....

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyou can use half wheat and half all purpose flour

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice idea will defntly try... but one more suggestion... a puri press thats available in market .. can get the job done in half an hour for a family of four. Infact.. puuris are our simplest dish.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Puri press makes sure all puris r round