How to Make Potato-Stuffed Pooris for Snacks or Lunch Boxes
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 desired, include some tomato ketchup as a condiment.
Now, I will share the recipe with you.
Cook Time and Yield
- 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
- To make the dough, measure all-purpose flour and place in a mixing bowl. Throw in fine semolina.
- Add salt and oil. Add some water, then knead to make a firm and smooth dough. Cover the dough and set aside for at least 30 minutes. Gently knead it once again while making the pooris.
- Place 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.
- 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.
- Put a tablespoon of potato 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 to the photos below for examples.
- Roll it to make a 3 1/2 inch diameter disc. Make all the discs in the same way.
- Next, heat oil for deep-frying. Fry these discs one by one, until each one is crispy and golden brown.
- As each disc finishes frying, place it on an absorbent paper towel.
- Now your favorite potato-stuffed pooris are ready to munch! Serve them with tomato ketchup. Enjoy eating this yummy snack!
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 18 g||6%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 85 mg||4%|
|* 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.|