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poori recipe | puri recipe | How to make soft puffy poori

A small round shape breakfast poori recipe made using wheat flour and sooji dough.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2
Calories 228 kcal


For making dough:

  • 1 cup wheat flour/atta
  • 1 teaspoon sooji/rava/semolina
  • salt - to taste
  • water - ¾ cup approx...
  • 2-3 teaspoon oil for adding into the dough

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying


  • Firstly, take a large bowl, add wheat flour, add sooji/rava, add salt.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients well.
  • Add water little by little and knead until a soft dough is obtained.
  • Add 2-3 teaspoon oil and knead the dough again and make it even more softer.
  • Cover the dough and rest it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix and press the dough again.
  • Divide the dough into small lemon sized equal portions.
  • Make round balls of each portion of the dough.
  • Take each dough ball, dust some flour on the rolling board.
  • Roll the dough into small circular shaped disc.
  • The thickness of the poori should be of 1.5 mm to 2 mm approximately.
  • Similarly make pooris of the remaining dough balls.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Drop one poori into the oil.
  • Let the poori start rising up slowly.
  • Once it rises up. slightly touch at the corners with a ladle for it to puff up.
  • When the poori puffs up, flip and cook the other side for few seconds.
  • Take the poori out on a tissue paper.
  • Reduce the flame for the next poori as the next poori may burn if the oil is too hot.
  • Similarly deep fry rest of the pooris.
  • Serve them with poori masala, potato curry etc..
  • Watch the video procedure above.


Important tips for making poori:
1. Add sooji/rava while making poori.
2.Also add ghee or oil while kneading.
3. If the dough is too hard, beat and punch the dough to make it soft.
4.Do not fry the pooris in very hot oil.
5.One can even replace wheat flour with maida too.


Nutrition Facts
poori recipe | puri recipe | How to make soft puffy poori
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.