Poori is the most favorite food for all Indians young or old. For children it can be packed for lunch or served when they return home after school. Here you can find the recipes for poori, cheese poori & palak poori.


Potato masala is the most common accompaniment for poori; other sides that go well with poori are chickpeas masala, dal, or tomato gravy. 

First let us look into the recipe for regular poori:

Cooking Time : 20 min

Yields: 20 poori


  1. Whole wheat flour – 1 and 1/2 cup (300 g)
  2. Water – 1/2 cup (100 ml)
  3. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  4. Oil for deep frying – 400  to 500 ml


Cooking Method:

  • Mix wheat flour with salt, add water and knead them into a hard dough.
  • Divide dough into 20 medium sized balls and grease them with oil.
  • Roll each ball into a thick circle using roller pin and cut into a neat circle using a lid.
  • Heat oil in a pan in high flame until its temperature reaches 225 deg Celcius.
  • Now reduce the flame and slide poori slowly into oil and fry in medium flame.
  • When the bottom turns golden, flip to other side.
  • When both sides are fried, reduce the flame & remove poori from oil.
  • Place it on tissue towel to drain excessive oil.
  • Similarly make all poori adjusting the temperature between 200 & 225 deg Celcius.
  • Serve hot puffy poori with potato masala.

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Please Note:

  • While rolling poori, grease dough with oil rather than dusting with flour. If you dust with flour, it clouds the oil and poori gets coated with burnt flour particles.
  • Water & flour ratio (1:3) and oil temperature are important for making crispy puffy pooris.
  • If your dough is hard (ie. made with less water) the poori will be firm & fluffy.
  • It is better to fry poori immediately after kneading, else the dough will become soft and in turn poori would become soggy.

Same way you can prepare cheese poori and palak poori and you can refer the images below (that are self explanatory) for their recipes  :

Cheese Poori

Ingredients: IMG_9442

Cooking Method: 

Palak Poori


Cooking Method:  First we have to steam the chopped palak leaves & green chilli (or you can microwave for 2 min) and blend well without adding water. If your palak puree is watery, reduce the water accordingly while kneading the dough.


12 Comments Add yours

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you.

  1. InspiresN says:

    cheese puri and palak puri is something I never tried before, will keep that in mind when I think of variation next time.wonderful share Megala!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot !

  2. So unique and looks delicious!

    1. Megala says:



    Shall we use the flour once kneaded or wait for specified time ?

    1. Megala says:

      It is better to use the dough immediately else it becomes soft and poori absorbs more oil. If the dough is hard we will get firm poori with less oil absorption.
      By the way, thanks for stopping by!

  4. Paru says:

    Fotos r osum…helps for better understanding …neat explanation

    1. Megala says:

      Hi Paru, glad that you find it useful! By the way thanks for leaving your comment !

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