Palak Poori Recipe | Spinach Poori | Easy Breakfast Recipe | Step by Step

Poori is a childhood favourite for R and me :-) we both love it so much hence I make it once or twice a month as a breakfast recipe. Like always I love to have twists to usual day to day recipes and this time I tried Palak Poori (Spinach Poori) and my husband totally loved this flavourful poori :-) and what a great way to add spinach into the menu. I would not say that its the most healthiest way but a cheats' way to include greens into meals ;-) try this poori for fussy eaters and I am sure they will love it. The secret ingredient in this poori is the use of fennel seeds, it does give a lovely flavour to the poori. The biggest tip to make perfect poori is to make the dough stiff and firm and not soft like how we knead the dough for chappati. 

(please read tips below before doing the recipe)

Recipe Source - Own
Makes - 15-18 pooris
Prep & Cook time - 20 mins
Serving suggestion - Potato masala, potato kurma, channa kurma, mushroom paneer curry


Wheat flour/ Atta - 1 and 1/2 cups, more for dusting
Spinach - 1 cup, titely packed
Green chillies - 4-5 nos
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp (recommended gives an additional flavour)
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - to deepfry

  • Wash the spinach leaves in running water and let in drain the excess water in colander. Then put the spinach leaves, fennel and green chilli in a mixer to form a smooth green paste (do not add water). Add salt, sugar and flour in a bowl and mix well. To this add the prepared spinach paste.
  • Knead well to form a stiff dough (I did not add any water, but if required u can add a little). Divide the dough into small portions of 15 and roll them into balls and flatten on the flour then using a rolling pin flatten into discs. You can use a lid cover to make perfect rounds, like how I have done below.

  • Remove the excess dough on the sides and make perfect discs. Spread them on the counter top and continue to do this for all the dough balls. Now heat oil and bring to medium-high heat and add a pinch of dough if it touches the bottom and comes up then the oil is in perfect heat to fry the poori. Put one of the disk in the hot oil and wait for it to puff up and flip side to cook.

  • Using a slotted spoon and drain the poori from the oil and serve hot.

Cooks Wisdom 

- I did not use any water to knead the dough, the spinach puree was enough to form a firm dough, make sure you do not keep the spinach puree for long outside it has to be used immediately, else you will have a darkish green tint dough and poori
- Adding little sugar helps in the poori to brown a bit
- Make sure the oil is nice and hot and not steaming hot.
- Adding fennel seeds does give a lovely flavour to this poori recipe, so make sure you do not miss it, unless you are someone who does not like the taste of fennel
- If the dough is very moist it results in crisp/ hard poori


  1. wow super healthy poori... very inviting and yummy look... superb...

  2. very cute looking pori..yummy..

  3. Palak poori looks so yummy I too use a lid to get the perfect round sometimes.

  4. Colorful and delicious looking palak pooris. Excellent preparation.

  5. I m more intrigued by the bowl that nests beside the poori. These pooris are a great option for fussy kids.

    1. Anusha, I could not take decent pictures of the potato masala :) will be posting the recipe of it when I do cook this up again :)

  6. Love the pooris. Nice clicks. Do you think blanching of spinach prior to preparation is fine?
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi,
      Now necessary to blanch them, if you are worried about the raw taste I can say that when you fry the poori it does get cooked. Blanching can change the colour to the poori, personally I have not tried it, if you do try let me know :-)


  7. Looks so cute. Love the Poori (and dip) both looks so delicious..

  8. Yummy puri and that potato masala looks more yum

  9. i use to prepare , completely love this poori , good one

  10. Green pooris are just irresistible, i want to finish that plate..Mouthwatering here.

  11. delicious and attractive pooris, my girls fav...

  12. pass me the plate priya, poori looks perfect and with potato masala , divine combination

  13. looks yum! so tempting color and healthy

  14. Yummy and healthy Poori.. So cute Green Poori..

  15. love the color o n these and they puffed up so perfectly


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