Few pointers to keep in mind before starting:

  • Adding boiled potato and a few Indian spices to your poori dough makes such an awesome pooris, that you won’t need any other condiment/bhaji to savour it except Tea.
  • Make sure that the potato is mashed/grated properly as any lumps in the dough will break open the poori while frying.
  • Adding semolina to the dough makes the pooris crunchier.
  • Adding some oil to your poori dough makes them softer. You may even prepare such soft pooris in advance for your long distance travels.
  • You may skip using green chillies & red chilli powder in case you are preparing these for your kids.
  • Always mix all your ingredients well except water first of all and then add water sparingly little by little to make a dough neither too soft nor too stiff.
  • The oil should be hot enough while you are frying your pooris.

Ingredients: (For 15-20 pooris)

  • Wheat Flour – 2 cups
  • Boiled Potatoes – 2 medium sized (mashed/grated)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp + to fry
  • Semolina – 2 tbsp
  • White sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 2 tsp or to taste
  • Red chillli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 1 tsp (very finely chopped)
  • Carom seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Green coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (very finely chopped)
  • Lukewarm Water – 1/2 cup

Method:

  • To make dough, take all the ingredients together except water and mix them properly.
All ingredients except water
  • Then start adding warm water to it, a little at a time and knead a dough neither too soft nor too stiff.
  • Keep it aside for few minutes to rest.
The dough
  • After few minutes, again knead the dough a bit and prepare small balls out of it using some oil in your palms.
  • Roll these out using some oil & rolling pin, thicker than the Indian rotis and then deep fry them in hot oil.
  • Enjoy these with green coriander chutney / garlic pickle / mango pickle and hot tea.
The aalu pooris with green chutney, garlic pickle & hot tea

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