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Puri Recipe | Poori Recipe | How to make Puri

Puri is a very popular food item all over India and there is almost no festival meal which can be complete without this dish. During festivals - Navratra Puja aka Navratri Puja or Durga Puja, Vijayadashmi aka Dusshera, Diwali etc Puri is served along with other festive food items - Suji Halwa, Kala Chana, Rice Kheer, Potato Curry, Jeera Aloo and Boondi Raita. Based on your preference you can replace Boondi Raita with Kaddu Raita (Pumpkin Raita) or Cucumber Raita. Puri is served as offerings to gods and goddess along with other special food items. Puri recipe is a quick and easy recipe to make delicious Puri at home during special occasions.
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Puri is one of the most popular food items in Indian meal and there is almost no festive meal which can be complete without this dish. Puri recipe is a quick and easy recipe to follow and make tasty Puri at home. Puri is usually prepared during special occasions or festivals.

During festivals such as Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali etc, Puri is served along with other festive food items such as Suji Halwa, Kala Chana, Rice Kheer, Potato Curry, Jeera Aloo and Boondi Raita.

Based on your preference you can replace Boondi Raita with Kaddu Raita (Pumpkin Raita) or Cucumber Raita.

Puri Recipe | Poori Recipe | How to make Puri

Puri is a very popular Indian dish around the world and you can find it in many big/small restaurants. It is also known as Indian fried bread foreign countries since it is deep fried in cooking oil.

Puri is served as an offering to gods and goddess along with other special food items during various religious ceremonies. There are many varieties of Puri which you can easily prepare at home.

Types of Puri

Aloo Puri

Aloo Puri Recipe is a very easy recipe to make at home. To make Aloo Puri you need to first stuff mashed potatoes mixed with Indian spices.

After this you need to deep fry Aloo Puri in cooking oil. Aloo Puri is best served with Coriander Chutney or Tamarind chutney.

Methi Puri

Methi Poori is make with fresh fenugreek leaves and whole wheat flour. This is well-known and very likely Poori Recipe.

Usually the best season to prepare Methi Poori is winter when fresh fenugreek leaves are easily available in market.

Palak Puri

Palak Puri is also know as Spinach Poori is make with Palak and whole wheat flour. It is an easy Poori Recipe which can be easily prepared at home.

Usually people prepare Palak Puri during winters since during this time fresh Palak is easily available in the market.

Though Spinach is also available during monsoon season but people avoid it since it might not be fresh.

Missi Puri

Missi Puri recipe is another popular Puri recipe. It is made in many different parts of India as a Snack or Breakfast item.

One of the best things that we like about Missi Puri is that it is easy to prepare and the Poori remains unspoiled for a longer period of time.

Due to this many people prefer to make Missi Puri as a food item for long travels.

Rajgira Puri

Rajgira Puri also known as Vrat ki Puri is usually prepared and consumed during fast. People normally consume either fruits or specific type of foods known as “Satvik Bhojan”.

Rajgira Puri is considered as one of the Satvik food.

Rajgira Puri is a popular Indian fried bread specially prepared during fasts such as Navratri, Sawan, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami and Ekadashi vrat.

Plain Puri

Plain Puri also know as non-stuffed puri is prepared with whole wheat flour without any stuffing. Plain Puri is usually served well with Jeera Aloo, Aloo Curry, Chickpeas curry and Rice Kheer.

In this article we will cover the Plain Puri Recipe. This is a very tasty dish however since it is deep fried it is better to keep it on a Tissue or Kitchen towel paper so it soaks excess oil.

From digestion point of view Puri is very heavy and you should take care while eating them especially as a dinner. Since, it is deep fried we recommend to be consumed within limits.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to see how to make Puri at home.

How to make Puri at home

Puri is a tasty dish but since it is deep fried we recommend making it for a change of taste or on special occasions.

Dough preparation is the important part for making crispy Puri. In this section we will go through detailed steps with pictures of different milestones so you can validate your progress as you follow our Poori recipe.

How to prepare Puri Dough

This is the most important step in preparing crispy Puri. If you are able to make the perfect dough you will be able to make crispy Puri. Follow these steps to make crispy Puri every time.

To prepare Puri dough take wheat flour in a bowl or broad utensil and add Salt, Carom seeds and 1 tsp Vegetable Oil in it.

Take ingredients to make Puri in a bowl and add some water to knead it
Take ingredients to make Puri in a bowl and add some water to knead it

Tips & Tricks – Carom seeds improves digestion since Puri is a deep fried dish and may be quite heavy sometimes. Therefore it is recommended you add some Carom seeds while preparing Puri dough.

Now knead it using 1/2 cup of water. Once done, leave the dough for 5 mins so it becomes soft.

While preparing dough you may want to experiment with quantity of water to get the perfect dough. Please note that the dough should neither be too hard nor too soft.

Divide the dough into 12 equal sized balls. You are now ready to make Puri.

Make Puri

Take 2 cup vegetable oil in a deep utensil for frying Puri. To save sometime you can do this step while preparing dough so that oil is hot enough by the time dough is ready.

Puri is a high calorie food item and must be consumed occasionally

Now take a dough ball, apply very little amount of oil on it and roll it well into small circular shapes (3 – 4 inches). Make sure you apply the pressure evenly while rolling.

Make few dough balls for Puri and use a rolling pin to prepare Puri
Make few dough balls for Puri and use a rolling pin to prepare Puri

Check if the oil is hot by taking a very small piece of dough and put it in the frying pan. If it makes instant fizzing sound and the dough piece immediately floats in oil then it means oil is ready for frying.

Once the oil is hot add rolled Puri and deep fry it. Let it cook for few seconds on one side then flip it over to the other side and repeat the process until Puri becomes golden brown in colour from both sides.

While frying keep pressing the Puri with a slotted spoon so that it starts bloating. Usually while frying in a hot oil Puri will take less than a minute to get ready.

Puri is also known as Indian Fried Bread

You need to repeat the process for all the dough balls and your Puri will be ready to serve.

Deep fry Puri until it becomes golden brown from both sides
Take out fried and serve with some Aloo Ki Sabji and Suji Ka Halwa

Chef Recommendation for Puri

  • While frying if the oil becomes too hot then reduce the flame to medium and when it starts to cool down then turn back the flame to high. You can find that the oil is too hot if the Puri starts becoming dark brown in colour too soon.
  • Serve Puri with Jeera Aloo, Cucumber Raita, Suji Halwa, Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato Tomato vegetable curry).
  • Add 2 tbsp Semolina (Suji or Rava) while preparing dough to make more crispy Puri.

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Puri served with Aloo Ki Sabji and Suji Halwa

Puri Recipe

Puri is a very popular food item all over India and there is almost no festival meal which can be complete without this dish. During festivals – Navratra Puja aka Navratri Puja or Durga Puja, Vijayadashmi aka Dusshera, Diwali etc Puri is served along with other festive food items – Suji Halwa, Kala Chana, Rice Kheer, Potato Curry, Jeera Aloo and Boondi Raita. Based on your preference you can replace Boondi Raita with Kaddu Raita (Pumpkin Raita) or Cucumber Raita. Puri is served as offerings to gods and goddess along with other special food items. Puri recipe is a quick and easy recipe to make delicious Puri at home during special occasions.
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Course: Bread, Paratha & Rice, Food Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Puri

  • 1.5 cup Wheat flour Aata
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seed Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil for dough preparation
  • Vegetable Oil to deep fry

Instructions

How to make Puri Dough

  • To prepare dough take wheat flour in a bowl or broad utensil and add Salt, Carom seeds and 1 tsp Vegetable Oil in it.
    1.5 cup Wheat flour, 1/2 tsp Carom seed, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • Now knead it using 1/2 cup of water. Once done, leave the dough for 5 mins so it will become soft. While preparing dough you may want to experiment with quantity of water to get the
    perfect dough. Please note that the dough should neither be too hard nor too soft.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal sized balls.
  • You are now ready to make Puri.

How to make Puri

  • Take 2 cup vegetable oil in a deep utensil for frying Puri. To save sometime you can do this step while preparing dough so that oil is hot enough by the time dough is ready.
    Vegetable Oil
  • Now take a dough ball, apply very little amount of oil on it and roll it well into small circular shapes (3 – 4 inches). Make sure you apply the pressure evenly while rolling.
  • Check if the oil is hot by taking a very small piece of dough and put it in the frying pan. If it makes instant fizzing sound and the dough piece immediately floats in oil then it means oil is ready for frying.
  • Once the oil is hot add rolled Puri and deep fry it. Let it cook for few seconds on one side then flip it over to the other side and repeat the process until Puri becomes golden brown in colour from both sides. While frying you need to keep pressing the Puri with a slotted spoon so that it starts bloating. Usually on a hot oil Puri will take less than a minute to get ready.
  • You need to repeat the process for all the dough balls and your Puri will be ready to serve.

Notes

Few considerations while preparing and serving Puri –
  • While frying if the oil becomes too hot then reduce the flame to medium and when it starts to cool down then turn back the flame to high. You can find that the oil is too hot if the Puri starts becoming dark brown in colour too soon.
  • Serve Puri with Jeera Aloo, Cucumber Raita, Suji Halwa, Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato Tomato vegetable curry).

Nutrition

Serving: 2Serving | Calories: 310kcal (16%) | Carbohydrates: 43g (14%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 13g (20%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 351mg (15%) | Fiber: 2g (8%)
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