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Fluffy Poori and Potato Masala with Video

Fluffy Poori and Potato Masala
Poori  is a South Indian breakfast prepared with wheat flour. It is served with spicy potato masala. Many kids loves fluffy Poori Masala. Puri and potato masala are match made in heaven. In some hotels in Coimbatore, Poori is served with coconut chutney and potato masala. In Bangalore, I have tasted poori with Vegetable sagu. Check below for the detailed instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Poori and Potato masala.

Fluffy Poori / Puri  Preparation:
Preparation Time:     15 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   35 mins
Yields :                        20 Poori 
Fluffy Poori

Chappathi Flour / Atta
3 Cups
Warm Water
1 Cup
2 tbsp

  • Make a stiffer dough by adding chappathi flour, warm water, sooji and salt.
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  •  Knead well and leave the dough for 5 minutes. Again knead it so that no cracks are found in dough.Take a fraction of a dough and make a ball the size of a medium lemon. Flatten the balls to 4-5 inches in diameter using rolling pin.
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  • Heat Oil in a Kadai. Oil should be enough to immerse poori.  If the Oil is not enough hot, you won't get fluffy poori. Deep fry the poori's in hot Oil. Gently and carefully press the poori with ladle from centre to circumference to get fluffy poori. 
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  •  Poori will start rising. Check the picture below
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  •  Once the colour is changed to golden colour, cook on the other side. 
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Video for making fluffy Poori : 
Potato Masala Preparation :

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                25 mins
Ready in :                   35 mins
Yields :                        4 Servings 

Boiled Potatoes
Onions chopped  
1/2 Cup
Tomatoes chopped
1/2 Cup
Ginger Finely chopped 
1.5 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
Chilli Powder
1 tsp
2 tbsp
Mustard | Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Urad dal | Ulutham paruppu
1 tsp
Channa dal | Kadalai paruppu
1 tsp

Green chillies
Red chillies
Coriander Leaves
For Garnishing

  • Wash Potatoes. Cut into 4 pieces and boil till they become soft and tender. Allow it to cool and peel the skin.
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  • Mash the potatoes and add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves.
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  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, cumin seeds, Urad dal and channa dal. Fry till channa dal turns golden colour. Add curry leaves,green chillies, red chillies and ginger. Fry till raw smell goes off.Add chopped onion and fry till onion turn translucent.
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  • Add tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy.Add smashed potatoes and 1/2 Cup of water .Fry it in a low flame for 3 -5 minutes. If you need more watery masala, add 1-2 cups of water and fry accordingly.
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Fluffy Poori and Potato Masala 
Fluffy Poori and Potato Masala with Video

  • Adjust chillies to your taste.
  • My mom adds ground pottukadalai while  making masala.
Poori Masala / Puri Masala / Boori Masala 


  1. Nice clicks!!! liked ur presentation.
    so much patience yarrr....to take each and every snap...
    Hey!!! Just now I am thinking to make poori's next week and post it... :)

  2. Both are simply fabulous, the best pairing. The pooris will be perfect for my other half while I will dive into the potatoes all the way.

  3. Lovely , fluffy pooris. i am yet to post this. Loved ur video too..

  4. Ayree.. who will say to poori da..lovely


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