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Bajra Methi Poori (Pearl Millet Fenugreek Leaves Poori) Recipe

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Bajra methi poori served with sweet and mildly spicy chickpea curry

Bajra methi poori served with sweet and mildly spicy chickpea curry

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.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. By adding just enough water, make a smooth and firm dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Photo Guide

Step one: Add all the ingredients (except oil for deep-frying) to a mixing bowl.

Step one: Add all the ingredients (except oil for deep-frying) to a mixing bowl.

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Mix well. While adding water little by little, make a smooth and firm dough. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

Mix well. While adding water little by little, make a smooth and firm dough. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

Step two: Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls. Roll each of them to get a 3-inch diameter disc. These discs should be moderately thick.

Step two: Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls. Roll each of them to get a 3-inch diameter disc. These discs should be moderately thick.

Raw pooris

Raw pooris

Step three: Heat the oil for deep-frying. Slide a raw poori in the hot oil. Fry it until it puffs up and gets golden brown on both sides. Transfer it to an absorbent paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Step three: Heat the oil for deep-frying. Slide a raw poori in the hot oil. Fry it until it puffs up and gets golden brown on both sides. Transfer it to an absorbent paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Cook the remaining discs. Serve hot with tomato sauce or a sweet and mildly spicy curry. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Cook the remaining discs. Serve hot with tomato sauce or a sweet and mildly spicy curry. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Comments

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on March 22, 2021:

Thanks for your lovely comment, M.G Singh. This dish is not only cool to your eyes but also tasty and nutritious. Please try it once.

MG Singh from UAE on March 18, 2021:

Thanks, nice dish. After seeing the photograph I was tempted to eat it straight away

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