How to Make Potato-Stuffed Pooris for Snacks or Lunch Boxes

Updated on August 21, 2018
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Potato-Stuffed Pooris
Potato-Stuffed Pooris

Try This Anytime Snack For Your Kids!

Until I made these potato-stuffed pooris at home, I did not realize they were so tasty! This poori has a spicy potato stuffing, and it makes for a healthy snack. Boiled potatoes are packed with nutrients, and they are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals.

You can easily make potato-stuffed pooris at home. To make them, you have to prepare a firm dough and a potato filling. Next, you use the dough to wrap the filling.

Children love these potato-stuffed pooris. It is not only an excellent anytime snack, it's also a great addition to the lunch box. These pooris are yummy on their own. Pack 2-3 pooris in a lunch box. If needed, pack some tomato ketchup as a condiment.

Now, I will share the recipe with you.

5 stars for Potato-Stuffed Poori

Cook Time and Yield

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 12 potato-stuffed pooris

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (maida), for the dough
  • 2 tbsp fine sooji (chiroti rava), or fine semolina, for the dough
  • 2 tbsp oil, for the dough
  • 1/4 tsp salt, for the dough
  • 2 small potatoes, cooked, peeled, and mashed, for the stuffing
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder, optional
  • 1 small green chili, finely chopped
  • oil for deep frying

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Potato-Stuffed Pooris

  1. For making the dough, measure all-purpose flour into a mixing bowl. Throw in fine semolina.
  2. Add salt and oil. Add some water, knead to make a firm and smooth dough. Cover the dough and set aside at least for 30 minutes. Gently knead it once again while making the pooris.
  3. Take mashed potatoes in a separate bowl. Add all the ingredients for making the stuffing. Mash well, so that there won't be any lumps in it.
  4. Pinch out a lemon-sized ball of dough. Make a small disc by rolling it with a rolling pin. If you want, use some all-purpose flour for the dusting.
  5. Put a tablespoon of the filling in the center. Join the edges of the disc to cover the filling. Seal the top. Next, flatten the disc along with the stuffing. Refer the photo.
  6. Roll it to make a 3 1/2 inch diameter disc. Make all the discs in the same way.
  7. Next, heat oil for deep-frying. Fry these discs one by one, until each one is crispy and golden brown.
  8. As each disc finishes frying, place them on an absorbent paper towel.
  9. Now your favorite potato-stuffed pooris are ready to munch! Serve them with tomato ketchup. Enjoy eating this yummy snack!

Step one: Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, to make the dough.
Step one: Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, to make the dough.
Knead, adding water to get a firm and smooth dough. Cover the dough and rest for at least 30 minutes.
Knead, adding water to get a firm and smooth dough. Cover the dough and rest for at least 30 minutes.
Step two: Take mashed potato, red chili powder, chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, carom seeds, garam masala powder, sugar, coriander powder, and salt in another bowl. Mix them thoroughly, so that there are no lumps. This is the stuffing.
Step two: Take mashed potato, red chili powder, chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, carom seeds, garam masala powder, sugar, coriander powder, and salt in another bowl. Mix them thoroughly, so that there are no lumps. This is the stuffing.
The stuffing for making potato-stuffed pooris
The stuffing for making potato-stuffed pooris
The dough and the filling mix
The dough and the filling mix
Step three: Make a small disc out of the dough. Place some stuffing in the center.
Step three: Make a small disc out of the dough. Place some stuffing in the center.
Join the edges and seal the top
Join the edges and seal the top
Step four: Roll it in such a way that the stuffing will not come out. You can use all-purpose flour for the dusting. Make the discs of about 3 1/2 inches diameter. Make all the discs and keep them ready.
Step four: Roll it in such a way that the stuffing will not come out. You can use all-purpose flour for the dusting. Make the discs of about 3 1/2 inches diameter. Make all the discs and keep them ready.
Step five: Deep fry these discs one at a time. Fry them till they are crispy and golden brown on both the sides.
Step five: Deep fry these discs one at a time. Fry them till they are crispy and golden brown on both the sides.
Remove and place them on an absorbent paper towel.
Remove and place them on an absorbent paper towel.
Your favorite potato-stuffed pooris are ready to serve! Enjoy eating them. They are scrumptious. They make an excellent lunch box food, too.
Your favorite potato-stuffed pooris are ready to serve! Enjoy eating them. They are scrumptious. They make an excellent lunch box food, too.

Nutritional Information of Potato-Stuffed Pooris

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 124
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 85 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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