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Sweet Puda or Poora Recipe, How to make Punjabi Poora or Puda Recipe

by dassana amit updated January 20, 2014

Puda Recipe: Sweet Puda Recipe, Punjabi Puda Recipe, Pura - Poora Recipe

Sweet Puda - I never knew that such a recipe existed until my mother-in-law shared it with me. This recipe strangely reminded me of malpua/malpura – a sweet indian dish. Although, it has a different taste to it. Malpuas are more sweeter than pooras. Fennel seeds also known as saunf are added to the batter which lends a subtle sweet flavour to this sweet dish.

In punjabi, this dish is called as Poora/Pooda/Puda.  Much like the earlier recipes I have posted, this one is again a simple recipe and easy to make in less time. Its excellent to have it hot during rains or in cold weather. It is often made in the rainy season. There is another variation of Poora recipe in which they are made in flat pan and thus absorb less oil.

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Method for making the Punjabi Poora/Pooda/Puda Recipe:

1: Seive the wheat flour. Add the fennel seeds. Add sugar according to your taste. Add more if you want more sweetness. Add water and make a paste which is neither too thick nor too thin. Mix well so that the sugar dissolves.

sweet-puda-batter

2: We will be using the deep frying method here. In a deep pan or wok or kadai take ghee or oil. When it becomes hot, take 1 tablespoon of the poora batter and add in the oil. The oil should be hot, otherwise the batter may stick. You can use a non stick deep frying pan. The oil or ghee should not be too hot, otherwise the poora may get burnt.

frying-pudas-in-oil

3: The puda will puff whilst frying. Turn it and fry the other side. Once it is golden brown, remove it. Drain the excess oil or ghee by keeping it in on kitchen tissues. This way you fry one poora at a time. You could also fry two pudas at a time. They will stick, but they get separated once browned.

4: Serve the punjabi pudas hot with indian tea.

If you are looking for more sweet recipes then do check puran poli, steamed modak, atte ka halwa, kaju katli and besan ladoo.

Punjabi Poora or Puda Recipe Below:

Sweet Puda or Poora Recipe
 
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Cuisine: Punjabi
Ingredients
  • 1 cup wheat flour/atta
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds or saunf
  • sugar to taste
  • water
  • ghee or oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Seive the wheat flour. Add the fennel seeds. Add sugar according to your taste. Add more if you want more sweetness. Add water and make a paste which is neither too thick nor too thin. Mix well so that the sugar dissolves.
  2. In a deep pan or wok or kadai take ghee or oil. When it becomes hot, take 1 tablespoon of the poora batter and add in the oil.
  3. The oil should be hot, otherwise the batter may stick. You can use a non stick deep frying pan. The oil or ghee should not be too hot, otherwise the poora may get burnt.
  4. The puda will puff whilst frying. Turn it and fry the other side. Once the poora is golden brown, remove it. Drain the excess oil or ghee by keeping pooras on kitchen tissues.
  5. This way you fry one poora at a time. You could also fry two pudas at a time. They will stick, but they get separated once browned.
  6. Serve the punjabi pudas hot with indian tea.

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Papri September 13, 2013 1

The recepis are really excellent, always prefer this website for specially during making something sweet.

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dassana September 13, 2013 2

thanks papri

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Sushma December 6, 2011 3

Hi Dassana,

I love this puda but never tried in a fear of it obsorbs more oil and i m kind of calorie counter… Is there any way to make it to absorb less oil… And BTW I simply love your recepies and its helping me a lot becoz my Hubby is Vegeterian… Good Luck with your work and we will wait for you next receipies….

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dassana December 10, 2011 4

you can make pancakes of the same batter in a non stick pan using very little oil.

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Mrs Malhotra October 27, 2011 5

This taste even better if made with Gur (Jaggery) instead of sugar – more healthy with gur too :)

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dassana October 27, 2011 6

yes definitely…. healthier and tastier…

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surbhi October 16, 2011 7

It was my first Karwa Chauth this time and was remembering all the sweets mom used to make and we relished, this is one of the things which my mom makes as well.Thanks for sharing the recipe :).You have a wonderful blog.

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dassana October 16, 2011 8

thanks surbhi and hope you had a great karwa chauth.

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ritu November 4, 2010 9

thanks for the recipe it came out very good and very quick to prepare my son really liked it thank you very much

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