Masala poori is a variation of poori. Basically it is a unleavened spiced fried whole wheat bread from india. Spices are used in the dough which gives the poori a unique taste and flavour. There are other variations of poori like the stuffed poori where potato or peas filling is stuffed inside the poori and then deep fried.
Now speaking on pooris there is another kind of a flaky fried bread that is very popular in north india and is called as kachori. The kachoris are stuffed with spiced lentil mixture, potato or peas stuffing. There are delicious snack to have accompanied with coriander chutney and tea.
This recipe of masala poori is from my home science notes. At home, we make another version of masala poori with fewer spices. Masala Pooris can be had just plain with Indian Chai or even with a Potato or Paneer Sabzi.
Ingredients you will need for the Masala Poori:
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (jeera) powder. You could also use whole cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp ajwain powder or ajwain seeds (Carom Seeds, Thymol Seeds, Oregano)
- 1/2 tsp oil (optional)
- salt to taste
Method to make the Masala Pooris:
1:Mix all the spice powders and salt with the whole wheat flour. Add oil and knead into a firm dough with sufficient water. Roll out into medium sized pooris and deep fry in hot oil.
2: Serve the masala pooris hot with your choice of vegetables.