Fluffy and Crispy: Poori – Indulge in the Irresistible Deep-Fried Indian Bread

Prep Time: 15minutes

Cook time: 15minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Serving – 4


Pooris are deep-fat fried bread made from unleavened whole-wheat flour that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. It is usually served with a savory curry or bhaji, as in puri bhaji, but may also be eaten with sweet dish. Pooris are loved by all, especially children.


Wheat flour/ Atta- 2 cups

Rava/ Semolina- 2 tbsp.

Salt – to taste           

Oil- 1 tsp.

Water – as needed for kneading                       

Oil- for deep frying

Preparation Method: Step by Step

  • In a bowl take the atta, salt and rava. Mix well.
  • To the above mixture add water little by little to make a soft, smooth and tight dough.
  • Knead the dough for a while to make it soft and smooth.
  • Then add a tsp of oil to it and knead well.
  • Make small lemon sized balls of the dough.
  • Take a ball apply little oil to it and roll it into circular shape using a rolling pin. It should be neither too thin nor thick.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Once oil is hot, add one poori.
  • Press the poori with a spoon to puff up.
  • Once the poori puffs up, turn it over.
  • The poori should be golden in colour.
  • Remove the poori into tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  • Fry all the pooris in the similar way.
  • Pooris are ready. Serve them with any curry of your choice.



  • Adding rava will help the poori to puff up and make it crisp.
  • The oil should not be very hot. The temperature should be maintained.


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