Sep 3, 2007

Poori Bhaji

Sunday brunch - hot pooris with bhaji and of course a hot cup of "chai".



  1. Wheat flour - 2 cups
  2. Water - enough to knead the dough (I use some warm milk too)
  3. Salt - a pinch
  4. Oil - 1/2 tsp (for the dough)
  5. Oil - to deep fry the pooris


1. Mix all the ingredients from 1 to 4. Knead well to form a smooth dough. Add 1/2 tsp oil and knead again. Cover with a wet kitchen towel and keep aside for 15 minutes.

2. Divide the dough into small balls. Flatten them with a rolling pin.

3. Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai. Fry the pooris one by one and drain them on a paper towel.

4. Serve hot with bhaji.



  1. Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed) - 2 big
  2. Onion sliced - 1
  3. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  4. Green chillis slit - 3 nos.
  5. Ginger - 1/2" piece crushed
  6. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Salt - as per taste
  9. Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  10. Water - 1.5 cups


1. Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle add the sliced onion, green chillis, crushed ginger and curry leaves.

2. When the onion turns light brown add the turmeric powder, potatoes and salt. Stir fry for 3 minutes.

3. Add water and boil for 3 to 5 minutes on medium low flame. Enjoy with hot pooris.


sam said...

Hi Vini,

nice presentation. puri flower looks beautiful:)

cannot help am drooling all over the keyboard;)

Prajusha said...

puri bhaji looks mouthwatering.

Rajitha said...

vini.. they look adorable!! nicely puffed up...

Happy cook said...

They look so sweet.

TBC said...

Perfect-looking pooris!

VINI said...

Hey Sam, thanks for visiting and also for the comment :).

Prajusha, everytime I see pooris on other blogs I feel the same way!

Rajitha, visited ur blog...lovely. The "tomato cheese salad" looks awesome. Saw it on food tv recently and it's been on my mind...I should try it out sometime.

Hi Happy Cook, thanks for the comment. I visited ur blog..nice collection of recipes u've got there! Happy cooking...:).

TBC, you are anything but a budding cook. The presentation of ur dishes look mindblowing! Will visit ur blog again. Thanks for the comment.

Pooja V said...

The pictures makes you take a bite into this mouthwatering feast. Lovely blog.

Gini said...

Perfect puris. They look so cute :)

indianadoc said...

Thanks for dropping in my blog...and this is my first visit to u'r blog..and I am impressed by the variety of recipes here...shall drop in again...

Jeena said...

Hi there you have a nice blog. I love these two recipes I wish I had a puri to dip into that bhaji! :) Feel free to visit my blog too :) Click Here For Jeena's Vegetable Lasagne Recipe