Pooris (Fried Indian Bread)

Recipe by Enjolinfam

I love all breads I've had from India and this is one of them. This is a basic recipe for the fried Indian bread, Pooris. Another recipe I got from the Micheff Sisters. Hope you enjoy it!

Top Review by A Good Thing

I was sure I had already written my review but apparently not. This is a great bread to serve with Indian food or just as a snack. I made mine with white flour, like they do in Indian restaurants, and it was so easy and tasty. At my favorite Indian restaurant in Auckland, they serve this bread with either garlic or as "Pashwari Naan" - which contains chopped pistachios and dried fruit, like cherries. It's oh, so good, served hot right out of the brick ovens! Made for ZWT 6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the flour and salt into a medium-sized bowl. Pour the oil and hot water on top. Mix together with hands until it becomes a soft dough. Cover the dough with a damp towel to keep it moist. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle some flour on the counter and knead the dough for a couple of minutes. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts. Roll each piece into a 6-inch circle. Be sure to cover each circle with a cloth to keep from drying out.
  3. Heat a couple of tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet. When the skillet is hot, fry one circle of dough at a time, adding a little oil with each. Fry 15-20 seconds on each side until the it is puffed and golden. Serve hot.

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