Few pointers to keep in mind before starting:

  • A perfect recipe for kids or even adults having sweet tooth.
  • We have taken whole wheat flour, jaggery and white sesame seeds for the recipe, which in turn add to the health quotient as well.
  • It can be carried along for long distance travels too.
  • Adding oil to the dough makes the pooris softer.
  • Adding semolina makes the pooris crunchier.
  • Grate the jaggery and dissolve it completely in hot water before adding it to the dough. There should be no lumps left to avoid breaking of pooris while frying them.


  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Jaggery – 3/4 cup
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • White Sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp + to fry
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Semolina – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – a pinch


  • Boil the water, add grated jaggery to it and dissolve it completely in water. There is no need to cook it. Let it cool down a bit.
  • Take all other ingredients except the jaggery water and mix them well.
All ingredients except jaggery water
  • Now knead the dough using the lukewarm jaggery water taking little at a time. The dough should neither be too stiff nor too soft.
  • Keep the dough to rest for some time and then knead it a bit more before making pooris.
The dough
  • Make small balls and roll out pooris out of them, which should be thicker than the Indian rotis.
  • Finally fry the pooris in hot oil and enjoy them with condiments of your choice or just with a cup of hot tea.
Jaggery pooris with green chutney, garlic pickle and Hot tea

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