August 17, 2012

Poori Chole | Puffed Indian bread with spiced chickpeas curry - Meals under 30 mins

Whats in a Poori, one might ask... Well, first as a family we don’t eat Pooris that often. Two, I dnt remember the last time I made this all by myself from start to finish. And thirdly, I didn’t know how to puff them, restaurant style.

So, armed with these newly acquired skills, I was ready to make the perfect Poori, and accompanied by the perfect side dish – Punjabi Choley , or spiced Chickpeas curry. There is of course the fattening cousin of Poori, which is made from Maida or APF, called the “Bhatura”. But as this was to be for a quick lunch meal, I chose to make the former. Kiddo looked at me impatiently waiting for the clicks to be done, and while she dug into it, gave me a thumbs up sign that she liked it. This goes to BM under “30 min meals” & Valli’s Mela under the same name. You can make this for breakfast or lunch too. Off to the recipe now.

For the poori : Makes 10-12 medium sized pooris
  • Wholewheat flour – 2 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Warm water – ¼ - ½ cup, depending on the quality of the flour
  • Ghee / clarified butter – 1 TBSP
  • Oil – to deep fry

For the Punjabi Choley: Refer my recipe here.

1) In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and ghee till they come together. Add warm water little by little to form a slightly stiff dough. Cover for 10 mins.
2) Divide into equal balls. Heat oil in a frying pan.
3) Roll the dough portions into thin equal sized discs.
4) Fry on medium heat till they puff up and turn golden brown on both sides.
5) Drain on kitchen towels and serve hot with Punjabi Choley for a sumptuous meal


  1. Looks super tempting....

  2. wow ur chholey and poori look so yummy total restaurant style

  3. This is mostly our sunday breakfast... yummy and mouthwatering

  4. Lovely combination. Great clicks.

  5. this looks so good - wish I had some right now

  6. This is a favorite in almost all households I believe :)). My mom used to make this for me now and then, I should start making this for my kid too.

  7. That is a heavenly combo.Its ages since I made this...

  8. Prefect pair, inviting platter, wish to have it rite now.

  9. Delicious combo.. but I dont make pooris often..Seeing these pooris, should make them soon..

  10. Looks awesome Kalyani..any time favourite..

  11. haha, you're right! i didn't think of it this way before - bhatura IS the fatter cousin of poori! good one :D

  12. i like this combination a lot, dish looks good

  13. a super meal..ya we all know about the calories..but it's fine yaar..kabhi kabhi bannana chaiye..delicious meal.

  14. Super delicious meal...

  15. Great combo for brunch/breakfast!

  16. Love this combo anytime of the day.

  17. Classic combo.. looks delicious.

  18. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more informatiom


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