Methi Pooris

Ingredients :

  • Wheat flour 1 cup
  • Besan 1/4 cup or little less
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder – pinch
  • Red chili powder – 1 tspn
  • Garam masala – pinch
  • Ajwain 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – pinch
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tspn
  • Dry/fresh methi leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Oil fir frying
  • Optional – Sesame – 1 tspn

Directions :

  1. Take wheat flour. Add besan, salt, haldi, red chilly powder, heeng, jeera ajwain and garam masala to it. Mix well with hands.
  2. Add optional items like sesame at this point and mix all again.
  3. Add dry/fresh methi leaves. Add oil as moyan to it. Rub well with both hands .
  4. Now add little water and knead the flour tightly. Dough should not be too hard nor too soft.
  5. Heat Oil in kadai for frying.
  6. Meanwhile, take dough. Take small balls of equal size from it and roll between palms. Roll each ball into round poories.
  7. When oil becomes hot, lower the flame to medium. Now deep fry the methi pooris.
  8. When fried from both sides, drain excess oil and serve hot with chutney/achaar/curd/raita.
  9. In case if you are too health conscious, then make this poori as paratha poori on tawa with little or no oil just like thepla or go for khakra style.
  10. These Methi pooris can be had as snack item as well as part of a full coarse menu. It can be eaten hot as well tastes good when cooled. Good for picnics, outing, travelling.

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