Aloo / Potato poori

Kids are hard to please when it comes to feed. They don’t eat vegetables as such. It has to be disguised in the form of dish they like. So Mom’s like me have to think about incorporating vegetables in toddlers food in any possible way. This Aloo Poori is the result of that.

This dish came out of that thinking . When I give my kids normal poori( deep fried Indian bread) and potato masala, they finish  only the poori. The masala will be abandoned in their plate?. So I incorporated potato in the dough itself to make poori. They loved it. It’s a total win. Hope you also try this.



Potato – 2  big ( I used golden variety)

Whole  wheat flour – 1 1/2 to 2 cups ( see notes)

Rava  / Semolina – 2 tsp

Turmeric  powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilli  powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

White  sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp

Salt –  as required

Water – as required

Oil – to deep  fry


  • Pressure  cook or microwave potatoes till cooked.
  • Peel the skin off. Mash it to smooth.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, sesame seeds and salt. Mix it.
  • Add flour and semolina mixture little by little till you form smooth but firm dough.
  • Sprinkle little water to knead.
  • Divide the dough  into small balls.
  • Roll the balls to 1/4 inch thick flat bread using rolling pin.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, deep fry the rolled Puri in medium flame.
  • Slightly  immerse the Puri in oil using laddle. This helps the Puri to puff up.
  • When  one side is done ,turn the Puri using laddle.
  • When done remove it to paper towel.
  • Repeat  with other rolled puris too.
  • Serve as such or with your favorite gravy.
Aloo / Potato poori


  1. The whole wheat flour used depends on the moisture of the potatoes.
  2. Adjust the spice powders as required.




  1. Great Idea! I love to use your method:)

    1. Thank you so much Uma… Let me know when you try ?

  2. Your pooris make me hungry? ….And I liked d idea of incorporating potato in d dough itself ?

    1. Thank you so much dear ?…Only that way, kids can’t pick veggies out??

  3. Super yumm 🙂

    1. Indeed ?.. Thank you ?

  4. Full right now but still this is making me hungry! 😀

    1. This is a great comment Arohii… Thank you so much ?

      1. 🙂 Yay! You are welcome.

  5. Great idea, it looks delicious!

  6. Looks like another winner! Sending this to my sister to work on this weekend!

    1. Yes.. This surely will be a winner.. Let me know if your sister likes it?.. Thank you so much ?

  7. A great dish thank you for sharing. We will use your recipe for our clients

    1. Thank you so much ?…It’s a great news to hear…Will be glad if you able to share the feedback ?☺

  8. Will do . As we cook on weekley basis southern style Indian home made scratch foods we gain so much respect to vegetarian healthy foods and not only.

    1. Thank you so much that you decided to make my recipe for your clients. I will be so happy if you get appreciation for that dish. On the whole I respect your idea of making southern Indian style cooking from scratch. Thank you again ?

  9. I have never tried adding semolina to pooris. Will try this for sure 🙂

    1. Adding semolina to poori dough makes it puff and crisp. Try this and let me know if you like it ?. Thank you ?

  10. Perfectly puffed up poories are very inviting and yumm

  11. OMG..I really want to have these pooris..never made with potatoes..bookmarking it.

    1. Thank you try and you will just love it..

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