Poori / puri (indian fried flatbread)

4 servings
10 min
12 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
500 g wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon margerine

hot boiled water to make dough

oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, mix flour with salt, sugar and margerine until it resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well and slowly add the boiled water.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mix and form a dough. Cover with a damp cloth and leave the dough to set for 30 minutes.
  • Make smaller balls from the dough by hand. Spread some flour on the rolling board. Roll each ball into circles with 4mm thickness.
  • Heat oil in wok. Deep fry the flattened dough. Press gently with a slotted spoon to puff up the poori.
  • Fry till golden brown and turn over. Once cooked, drain on paper towels. Continue with the other rolled balls.
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Poori / Puri (Indian Fried Flatbread), photo 1
Poori / Puri (Indian Fried Flatbread), photo 2
Poori / Puri (Indian Fried Flatbread), photo 3

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