Puri recipe (poori recipe) – the classic, south Indian breakfast, perfect for weekends and special occasions. Learn how to make perfect puffy poori.
I am posting some basic recipes here, like the curd rice post. Now puri/ poori recipe. I am trying to fix some timing in a routine for blogging. In-laws are here and spending some time with them instead of staring at the laptop screen. I know most of us know how to make puri. But I think this post could help a bit beginners who struggle to puff the puri/ poori. I now a days avoid eating puris, but Aj loves it. Instead of the usual puri masala, he loves to eat it with kurma. So I make kurma for puri. Mostly it would be mixed vegetable kurma. But sometimes make this potato kurma. Anything with potato goes wrong? 😉 It tastes delicious!
Why poori doesn’t puff?
Here are some common questions/ doubts while making poori:
Question : Why my poori gets holes while I fry in oil and doesn’t puff or gets flat after few seconds?
Answer : Water content more in dough.
How to troubleshoot? : Try adding more flour, knead. Rest the dough for 5 mins and knead again to make puri.
Question : How to make puri crispier and stay crispy for longer time?
Answer : Adding oil in dough while preparing and using less water is the key. Make stiff dough for crispy poori.
Question : How to make sure I am making stiff dough? It is difficult to make stiff yet smooth dough, making it difficult for rolling.
Answer : Use less water while preparing dough, make sure you are able to form a dough, dont worry about the cracks. Rest the dough for 10 mins inside a zip lock or a cover so that it sweats and it will make it easy to knead and roll. Resting the dough and kneading is the key.
Question : My poori has cracks at the edges, difficult for rolling, doesn’t puff up and turns out like biscuit when fried.
Answer : Less water content, not enough resting time. Just wet your hands and knead again, rest for 10 mins inside a ziploc, knead again and try.
Check some side dishes that goes well with puri :
And so sorry to the blogger friends, I could not follow your posts or write comments in your blog! Miss all your posts🙁.
Big fat puris are ready! Serve hot with puri masala or mixed veg kurma or potato kurma as I did. Recipe for potato kurma – Next week 🙂
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