Poori is an Indian deep-fried puff bread that is traditionally served with vegetable side dishes like potato masala. If it is available to you, use an equal amount of chapati flour in place of the whole-wheat and all-purpose flours for an authentic poori.

Serves: 14Hands-on: 1 hourTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 14


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups canola oil


  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt together in a large bowl. Gradually add oil and water while mixing by hand until dough comes together. Knead dough until it is smooth. Shape dough into 12 to 16 small round balls. Cover and allow to rest for 30–60 minutes.
  • Roll each ball into a 4-inch-diameter circle, with the thickness of a dime. Preheat canola oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F. Cook one poori at a time, browning on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.