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Delicious, Gluten-Free, and Nutritious Poori
Bajra methi pooris are fried flatbreads made with bajra (pearl millet) flour, wheat flour, methi (fenugreek leaves), and spices. These pooris are very tasty and nutritious. Serve them hot with tomato sauce or any mild spicy-sweet curry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Bajra is an excellent source of iron, folic acid, protein, and fiber. In India, it is considered to be a helpful remedy for constipation and anemia. Bajra also contains complex carbohydrates, which help to release energy more slowly and effectively in the body.
Pearl millet contains magnesium, which promotes heart health, reduces bad cholesterol, and increase good cholesterol. The fenugreek leaves are also a good source of nutrition.
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- 1 cup bajra flour (pearl millet flour)
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1/2 cup fresh fenugreek leaves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder), optional
- 2 pinches turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds
- 1 teaspoon oil, for the dough
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- In a mixing bowl, add bajra flour, wheat flour, ginger-garlic paste, carom seeds, turmeric powder, chopped fenugreek leaves, red chili powder, dry mango powder (optional), coriander powder, salt, and oil. Mix it well with your fingers.
- By adding just enough water, make a smooth and firm dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into many lemon-sized balls. While dusting the balls with wheat flour, roll each of the balls to get 3-inch diameter disc. The discs should be moderately thick.
- Heat the oil for deep-frying. When the oil becomes hot, slide a raw poori in the oil. Fry it until it puffs up and gets golden brown on both sides. Transfer it to ann absorbent kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
- Similarly, fry all the raw pooris. Serve them hot with tomato sauce or any sweet and mildly spicy curry. These pooris make a nutritious and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy!