Poori & Potato Masala ( Deep fried Indian Bread & Potato Masala)

23 May

Poori is a common breakfast item available in all south Indian Restaurants. The apt side dish that goes very well with this is potato masala. However poori can be had with other sides dishes such a tomato kurma, chicken gravies and so on.  This is one of our favorite saturday’s breakfast. I usually make it little more quantity, as we have it as evening time snack with Jam.

Poori can be made with All purpose flour or Whole wheat flour. Both of the them tastes good. If you are a poori lover and try to make some enjoyable experiments, try with both of these flours. I sometimes combine both these flours and make it. It also tastes good. The following recipe is made with all purpose flour.

Ingredients for Poori:

  1. All purpose flour – 2 cups
  2. Semolina – 2 Tbs
  3. Water – 3/4 to 1 cup
  4. Oil – 250 ml
  5. Salt for taste.

Method for Poori:

1. Mix the flour, semolina, salt and water to make a soft dough.

2. Make the dough in to small balls and roll it with a rolling pin.

3. Heat the oil in deep pan and then slowly slide the rolled dough in to oil.  Deep fry for 3- 4 minutes by turning both the sides gently.

Ingredients for Potato Masala:

  1. Potato – 200 gms, boiled peeled and cut in to small pieces
  2. Onion – 1, finely chopped
  3. Green chilli – 3, slit in middle
  4. Ginger – 1 Tsp , finely chopped
  5. Oil – 1 Tsp
  6. Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  7. Aniseed – 1 tsp
  8. Chenna dhal – 2 tsp
  9. Urad dhal – 2 tsp
  10. Curry leaves – 1 strand
  11. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  12. Salt for taste

Method for Potato Masala:

1. Add oil in a pan and add Mustard and wait to crackle and then add urad dhal, chennal dhal and fry for 2 minutes in medium flame.

2. Add aniseed, ginger, green chilli, turmeric and then Onion and fry till onion is translucent.

3. Add the boiled potatoes, salt and a cup of water and let it cook for 1o minutes in a slow heat.

4. Finally add the curry leaves and serve it with poori.

Tip : To get a puffy poori’s  roll them in such a way that the thickness of the rolled dough should be same in all over the rolled area. Adding semolina will help in getting the crispness .

More tips welcome!!!


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  1. love2cook

    May 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    OMG, this is my most favourite than thosai or idli! The potato masala looks terribly delicious dear! 😉

  2. uma

    May 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    yummy platter.. well fluffed puris.. using aniseed in potato bhaji is new for me..

  3. shriya

    May 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My most fav breakfast dish. Love em. Yours looks so crispy and yummy. Perfect click.

  4. latha

    May 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    These poori are very pluffy…and happy to see our south indian mothers fav.. dish.

  5. Sushma Mallya

    May 23, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    This is one of my fav too, nicely done puris….simply yum

  6. jaya

    May 23, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Poori looks good and puffy, Iam liking to have few now itself.

  7. SathyaSridhar

    May 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Wooow!!! my faaaav one no compromise for chaats n biryani like the same for pooris. Poori n kizhangu is very good combo any other combination can’t beat potato masala. Poori looks soo nice n fluffy.

  8. vineetha

    May 24, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving ur comment.
    WOw puffy puri’s …wish that plate was here infront of me.

  9. Hema

    May 24, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Poori looks yummy and very pluff…

  10. Suman

    May 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

    WOW Sridevi….simple but satisfying meal….wonderful combo….pooris looking so tempting….they came out perfect dear…must admit mine never turned out like this…thanks for your tips!

  11. Gita Jaishankar

    May 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Nice presentation…looks really good 🙂

  12. kamalabhoopathy

    May 24, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Poori looks crisp and puffed.

  13. tasteofbeirut

    May 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love the looks of these puris, all puffed up and the potato masala sounds like a perfect dish to go with them! if they can be made that easily, I will need to try my hand asap!

  14. Manju Rajender

    May 24, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    What a presentation. My all time favourites. The poori looks perfect. Gr8 Sridevi 🙂

  15. praniskitchen

    May 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    wow sri what a delicious platter.OMG i want to taste it now..Pls pass the plate..Super .what a puffy puris and the curry is simply awesome..super sri

  16. Priya

    May 25, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Fluffy pooris and masala yumm!!!!!makes me hungry..

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    March 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

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