Supple Flatbread

I adore Pooris, they're fabulously more-ish, softer than a baby's palm with the comforting taste of home they're rippingly good and here's how to make them...they're great with a brunch menu of halwa . 

How To Make Pooris

Makes 8–10

  • 500g wholemeal flour, plus a little extra for dusting
  • Salt
  • Water, enough to make a stiff dough
  • 6–8 tbsp vegetable oil

Combine the flour, a pinch of salt and the water in a large mixing bowl to create a malleable (not sticky) dough. Knead on a floured surface until it’s really workable, around 5–10 minutes, and then store it in a greased bowl, covering it with a damp tea towel, for at least an hour.
Work the dough over again, then tear off peach-sized pieces, creating 8–10 dough balls. Roll each into a circle around 15cm in diameter. Using a large frying pan or wok, heat the oil until hot enough to brown a crouton. When the crouton is sizzling and crisp, slide in one poori at a time. Fry for a couple of minutes until it puffs up and turns a deliciously honeyed tone. Remove and drain on kitchen towel, then rip it up and dig into the halwa.

Poori, Indian Flatbread
pic frame

Relative newbie to making Indian breads but will carry on and try this recipe.  Home made is incomparable to supermarket offerings.

By Claire on July 15, 2015

UR icon

Do let me know how you get on….

By Urban Rajah on July 16, 2015

For recipes discoveries trends & secret suppers

The best way to seduce your squeeze on #valentines here's #kamasutra curry urbanrajah.com/how-to-make-In… they'll be all o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
The secret to avoiding the #winterchill is here urbanrajah.com/video/urban-ra… - watch me get hot! @bespokehotels
Thrilled working with @bespokehotels India showcasing delectable hotels + dreamy locations urbanrajah.com/video/bespoke-…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Coming up soon...my Malabar Pulled Pork Pav with hot Keralan salad, if you weren't hungry before I bet you are now! pic.twitter.com/9EUTRX8sE1
Urban Rajah
Submit your email to join the Newsletter

Sign up »
close The Urban Rajahs Curry Memoirs

The Urban Rajahs Curry Memoirs
personally signed

£17.00 (+ £3.00 UK postage)

Buy Now Read more