Poori or Puri is an Indian Bread made with Whole Wheat flour. It is one of the most sought out dish served mostly for breakfast but can be served for any meal.
There are so many side dishes that can be serve along with Puris. The most famous is the Aloo Bhaji or Channa Masala. Infact the combination is called Poori Channa, Poori Aloo etc. Poori made with whole wheat flour is the simplest form of this deep fried Indian Bread.
Indian Breads vary from simple Roti, Puri to complex breads like Naan Rumali Roti etc. Of all the Flabreads, these unleavened breads, along with Rotis, form the staple food across many states in India.
Flatbreads are my most favorite category across countries. When I thought of making Flatbreads, I was checking and updating my older posts, I suddenly realised that I do not have a proper post dedicated to my most favorite bread of all.
I had poori recipe listed as part of another dish. Which is not acceptable. Hence I spent my Sunday morning clicking pictures and wanted to have a dedicated post for Pooris.
Simple basic Pooris are made with just water and salt. We can make stuffed pooris, pooris with other flours. Luchi is a famous poori made with All purpose flour.
I remember writing a post on the different Indian Breads, I can’t pick it up right now. Will link once I land on it.
I will be doing Flatbreads as part of the BM#69. For the day 1 it is our humble Poori. Our Sunday Breakfast is alternated with Appam or Poori.
Making Pooris that are not greasy and puffed up Poori is an art in itself. Amma always makes great puris and I have learnt the trick from her. Our pooris always puff up and are not so oily. To get this, we should knead the dough just before serving. If the dough rests, it tends to get soft, which will dunk more oil. Dough should also be stiff and not soft as we make for chapattis.
Step by Step pictures for making Pooris
Whenever I eat poori, I remember my friend’s Mom. When we had gone to her place one evening, she prepared Poori for evening tiffin. All my friends, after eating just 2 or 3 pooris, said they can’t eat anymore. I never had such hassles. But looking at my friends, Aunty was surprised and said being teenagers we should eat more of such oily food, as we may not be able to eat it at later stage. How true she was!
Wish I could do it again!