Masala Poori – a spicy variant of Poori made from unleavened spiced whole wheat flour. Spices like Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, are added while making the dough to give it a unique taste and flavor. From the same dough, you can prepare either soft Masala Poori (served with Bhaji) or crispy Masala Poori (served as Tea time snack).
2 cup Wheat Flour
1 tbsp Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek Leaves)
2 tsp. Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp. Turmeric Powder
½ tsp. Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
½ tsp. Garam Masala
1 tbsp. Oil for kneading
Salt to taste
Rani Filtered Cottonseed Oil for deep fry
In a bowl, add wheat flour and all spices – Kasuri Methi, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Ajwain,
Garam Masala and Salt.
Add 1 tbsp. Oil, mix well all the ingredients.
Now, add water as required and prepare the medium soft dough.
Cover the dough with a wet cotton cloth and let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes.
To prepare Soft Masala Poori
Heat Rani Filtered Cottonseed Oil on medium-high flame
Divide the dough into medium size balls.
Sprinkle some flour and roll the ball into 3 – 4-inch size circle.
Don’t roll it too thick or thin.
Deep fry rolled Pooris immediately in hot oil.
Using a slotted spoon, gently press so that pooris puff up.
Fry until they puffed up and cooked from both the sides.
Drain the Masala Poori on a paper napkin to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with Potato Bhaji.
To prepare Crispy Masala Poori
Take a large portion of the dough and roll into an 8 – 10-inch size round chapati.
Using cookie cutter cut the chapatti into small size Pooris.
Remove excess dough and roll again.
Prick Pooris with a fork in 3 to 4 places, to make sure that Pooris will not puff up while frying.
Place Pooris on a cotton cloth and let them dry for 2 – 3 hours, flip once in between and dry from
Heat Rani Filtered Cottonseed Oil in a pan over the medium-low flame.
Deep fry few Pooris at a time until they turn golden brown and crispy.
Drain excess oil and place on a paper napkin.
Serve as Tea time snack.
After cooling down, store in air-tight container and consume within 3 – 4 weeks.
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