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Video:How to Make Poori

with Natasha Levitan

Poori is an Indian fried bread that's easily recognized by its signature puff shape. See how to make poori from scratch.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Poori

Hi, my name is Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make poori, and Indian bread.

Poori Ingredients

You will need:
  • 1/3 c. white flour
  • 1/3 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • oil for frying

Make the Poori Dough

Put the whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl or platter. Add white flour to it and salt and mix together. Now add a little water at a time and mix the flour to form dough. Knead it all together until you get a proximity of soft dough.

Then add 2 tbsp. of oil. When you do, the dough starts coming together very well until you get a nice consistency.

Shape the Poori

Oil your working surface. Then take the dough out of the bowl and knead it for another 5 minutes. Pinch about a quarter of your dough and shape it into a ball. Roll each ball into a 3 inch round. Repeat the same with the rest of your dough. Each poori is made right before frying.

Fry the Poori

Fill your wok/deep fry pan with oil and heat it on high. Deep fry the pooris one at a time, pressing very gently on each side with a slotted spoon. Keep pressing it under the oil until the poori puffs up.

Then, turn over and fry the same way on the other side. Place it on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Pooris are made right before they're eaten.

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