Poori Masala | South Indian Breakfast Recipe | How to get perfect fluffy Pooris

Remember the post last week where I said I have not posted a deep-fried recipe in my blog. Well well not anymore, the reason behind doing Poori is my husband. He was craving for some poori's over the weekend and so here I am sharing poori recipe just like the way my mom makes them. 

Pooris are puffed up Indian bread which is deep-fried and served along with mashed potato masala traditionally. Although there are variations of sides at home, Amma used to serve poori with vegetable kurma, Channa masala, Egg curry and I used to even love it with coconut chutney/sugar. But for our breakfast I had served it along with a simple potato masala. 
Making pooris does take time but it requires a good technique  one the recipe is perfect you are sure to get the perfect pooris. So please make sure you read the tips below and then go ahead with the recipe

Recipe - Amma
Makes - 10-12 pooris
Prep & cook time - 30 mins

Ingredients (Refer tips below before doing the recipe)

Whole wheat flour/ atta - 2 cups, extra for dusting

Water - 1/2 cup approx or even less to form dough
Rawa/ sooji - 2 tsp, soaked in little water
Salt - as required
Oil - for deep-frying

Method

  • Soak the sooji/rawa in little water to soften, it would take 3-4 minutes. In a wide mixing bowl combine wheat flour, salt and mix well. To this add the softened rawa discarding the water. 
  • Start adding little water at a time to form a firm dough, remember it should never be too wet, else the pooris will become really hard. The dough should be bit dry and cover with a lid for 10 mins
  • Now knead the dough for 2-3 minutes and start making balls out of them. Now start rolling them using a rolling pin to discs. It should not be too thick or too thin. Once you have rolled all the dough into discs heat oil in a pan and keep it in high flame
  • Once the oil is hot add little dough and check if it bounces back to the oil surface within 2 secs then you are sure that the oil is hot and start adding the dics and with your slotted spoon immerse the discs in the oil such that it puffs up equally. Now flip the side and let it fry for 15 secs. Remove from oil and drain in kitchen towel
  • Repeat the process for the remaining discs
Serve hot with your favorite curry/ potato masala

Tips 

- Never add too much water while forming the dough, this will result in hard pooris
- You can add 1/4 tsp sugar while forming the dough for pooris to turn brown, I did not do this
- Adding rawa gives a good texture to the pooris
- Make sure you add enough oil to deep fry too less will not make pooris to puff
- You can also do variations by adding shopped methi leaves while forming the dough to get methi pooris

38 comments:

  1. A perfect puffy fluffy poori does steal my heart, I could have dozens!

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  2. Poori is our family favorite.......lovely!!

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  3. love the 2nd pic..
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  4. poori and aloo masala is an awesome combo.. loved the clicks dear..

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  5. My fav sis, but I make it very rarely!! Dosas are easier na :P Loved the second pic :) And u know wat I love it when it is almost like burnt up.. silly na :P

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  6. Perfect poories...making me feel hungry..

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  7. i don't remember when i made this poori last,should make some for my kids at least :)
    your poori n masala looks very tempting...perfectly puffed up pooris, love it!

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  8. One of my favorite dishes..

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  9. A fried delight! but would you agree with me if I say it's a great comfort food?
    Perfect pooris, girl!

    Looking fwd to your spicy entree, Priya :)

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  10. Poori masala looks delicious.

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  11. Wowwwwwwww.. looks absolutely perfect and inviting..

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  12. Very delicious and traditional recipe.. looks amazing :)

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  13. Our family's fav fried item...looks so fluffy...

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  14. Who can resist those cuties there ? I too add rava for the puffing up.But don't have the practice of soaking.Just adding it straight to flour..That's what easy me does..These are perfect puris Priya.

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  15. wow super inviting poori with masal. Loved ur clicks!!!

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  16. Lovely pooris and I totally love this combo...

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  17. Simple comforting food ,guess what this is our dinner today...Always good to see full puffed up puri's just like ur's..

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  18. My kids favorite ,i liked the 2nd click .


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  19. Such a lovely and favorite dish

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  20. Perfectly puffed poori.. My daughter's favorite.. Nice clicks da..

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  21. Thats a comfort combo. Perfectly puffed

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  22. my kids can finish all these puris.

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  23. Lovely looking pooris. Can eat them cold or hot. I like the addition of rawa to the dough. Sometimes, I add a bit of chick pea flour and some ground jeera to give it a bit of crispness to the poori.

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  24. The evergreen combination,delicious breakfast,love the perfectly puffed up pooris.

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  25. very much helping tips....thank you so much....I will definitely try this....:)

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  26. very useful tips, thanks....I will definitely checkout....:)

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  27. Priya, Poori looks fluffy and i love your clicks. like the second one a lot!

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  28. Visited your space after a while, nice changes in your template. Nice work Priya.. loved the way you give tips for easy cooking. Back to basics.. keep up the good work :)

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  29. Give that plate, poori looks fluffy and irresistible. Even i havent prepared pooris since a long..

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  30. Nice lovely fluffy pooris. At home I have to make some like this, some more golden bordering on red, and some flat and crisp. Each one has their demand.

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  31. A perfect Poori Masala Priya... I love this one too.

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  32. i wanted to comment on this the moment i saw a pic on fb, but somehow forgot amidst all the BB planning and baking and all that.
    poori masala is one of my fav things to eat but dont make it that often only bceause of the deep frying involved :( The poori looks fab priya
    Glad you liked the naan..its easy right? and thanks for those encouraging words on my rainbow cake :)

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