Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Spicy Poori (Khara Poori)

Poori is a fried dish prepared using wheat flour. We can have poori for breakfast, as snack or even dinner. Poori baaji (Aloo/potato dry curry), Poori Saagu (vegetable curry), Poori Shreekandh are world wide known dishes. Not only kids all the age group love to eat Poori.
Spicy Poori is bit different from normal poori. I have added red chilly powder, jeera and other spices. This Spicy poori is my son's favourite and we like it too.
This is a fried dish and children especially love to have them. It is one of the easy dish and we can have them with plain curd.
Lets see the recipe now:


Wheat flour: 2 cups
Rice flour : 1 Tablespoon
Red chilli powder: 1 Tea spoon
Asfotodia: a pinch
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : to taste
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Oil : To Fry : 1 to 1 1/2 cup


1. Take a big bowl or pan. Put wheat flour, rice flour.
2, Add jeera/cumin seeds, red chilly powder, a pinch of turmeric powder.
3. Add turmeric powder, salt and a tablespoon of oil. (no need to heat).
4. Add asafoetida/Ingh and mix all the ingredients well.
5. Now prepare a thick dough using water. (little by little). Kneed the dough nicely.
6. Divide the dough in to small ball size portion.

7. Use a roller and flatten them in to poori.(small circle shape).

8. Keep oil on the fire. Heat and fry rolled pooris one by one. Put them on the kitchen tissue.
9. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare pooris.

10. Serve Hot Spicy Pooris with cup of curd or any curry you have prepared.

Note :

Use water carefully while preparing the dough or it might take more oil while frying. You can add spices according to your wish. More/Less. You can use chat masala/ garam masala /pav bhaji masala etc Use of masala should be less or it might taste bitter. (Any kind masala 1/2 teaspoon will be sufficient). According to the quantity also matter. Adding fresh ghee to the flour softens the dough and good pooris you will get. Adding rice flour helps to get the crisp and fluffy pooris.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 (According to servings ). 

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