Six Delicious Puris for an interesting lunch or dinner

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Puris are these delicious deep fried delights that you cannot stop at just one. It pairs well, not only with a humble aloo sabzi but also along with something fancier like Punjabi chole; and it isn’t limited to just these two. While we know that puris are usually made either with a wheat flour or maida (which is known as bhature), there are numerous other combinations that you can create to make things interesting. Here are six delicious puri recipes to make your dinner or lunch table more interesting.

Bajra Methi Puri

Starting off with a really healthy puri recipe, this one uses regular wheat flour along with some bajra flour and methi. This puri might be drenching in oil, but the use of bajra and methi in the dough not only makes it more fibrous, but also adds a whole lot of nutrition simultaneously. Also this puri will have a slightly crumbly and crunchy texture that will make the experience even more delicious.

Rajgira Puri

Puris are not only a hit during feasts, but they’re also popularly consumed during fasts or vrats. And while making vrat-approved food can get quite challenging, this puri made using amaranth flour can be made in minutes and be a delicious accompaniment to your aloo sabzi.

Aloo Bajra Puri

This is another puri recipe that involves bajra flour, however in a different preparation altogether. This puri recipe has bajra flour mixed with mashed potatoes and crunchy roasted peanut powder to0 make the dough, which is then rolled into puris and deep fried to perfection.

Bedmi Puri

Bedmi Puri is made using the healthy black gram flour. In this recipe, black gram flour is grinded into a coarse paste and is tossed in a pan along with masalas like hing, garam masala etc. The batter is then later mixed with wheat flour and semolina and made into a dough, portions of which are rolled into small puris and deep fried.

Red Pumpkin and Til Puris

Yes, you read that right. We’ve added pumpkin to our puris! The wheat flour is mixed with a red pumpkin, sesame seeds and spices paste and made into a dough. Additionally the recipe also includes steps to create a delicious sesame seed and vinegar chutney that pairs well with the puris to add to the overall flavour.

Khoya Puri

If you’re in mood for something lavish and rich, this Khoya Puri recipe might just be perfect. Here the puris are stuffed with khoya and rich dry-fruits like almonds and pistachios. The sweet khoya pairs well with the dry-fruits and the spices added to the stuffing mixture to create splendid flavours that’ll make you feel like royalty.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.