Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stuffed Poori (Fried Indian Bread)

This recipe is a nice alternative to the regular poori. The filling makes it a wholesome meal on its own.
Ingredients (serves 2)
For Poori
Wheat flour – 1 ½-2 cups
Salt – ¼ tsp
Water for making dough
Oil for deep frying
For Filling
Tofu – 1 cup
Chopped onion – ¼ cup
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsps (optional)
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 – 1 ½ tsps
Combine the flour, salt and oil. Make the dough (neither sticky nor dry - it should be moist and soft), while adding water gradually.  Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. As they splutter, add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn slightly brown. Add the tofu, salt, turmeric powder, and garam masala and mix well. Allow it to cook thoroughly (about 5 minutes), turn off the stove and add the coriander leaves.  Keep aside.
Coming back to the pooris now, make small, lemon-sized balls of dough. Roll out one ball into a small disc. Place ½-1 tbsp of the tofu mixture in the middle and fold in the sides to cover the filling completely. Dust it with some flour and roll out into a disc again. If it feels sticky, add some more flour. Deep fry in hot oil, until golden brown.
 The stuffing gives the pooris a lovely flavor so they don’t necessarily need a side dish. You can have it with curd or pickle or with a gravy of your choice. Bon Appétit. 


  1. Thanks Maha and Julie. You can try different fillings, I am sure it will work fine :-)

  2. That's a very different filling you have used Aparna! We make one at home by dry roasting dhania, jeera, pepper, saunf, methi and then powdering it..

  3. Poori stuffed with Tofu, interesting and healthy..

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  4. Your filling sounds yummy too, Renuka.. will try that soon.

    Thanks Divya. Will definitely link some recipes.

  5. stuffed poori sounds great :) filling with tofu is so innovative and delicious !!

  6. Thanks Sobha and Maha. Do try it.

  7. Thanks Non-Stick, Nutty and Sous Chef :-)

  8. delicious the stuffing with tofu !!!

  9. Thanks for visiting my space Aprana. You have a great space as well. I loved this recipe for stuffed puris. It certainly is a meal on it;s own :)