Indian flat bread stuffed with dried lentil and deep fried to perfect golden in color. Warm, crispy and delicious.
By Kankana Saxena
We Indians are used to eating a lot of flat breads. In most of the Indian kitchens, it’s prepared every day and paired with some side dish or lentil soup. One of the most common flat bread preparation is stuffed paratha, which I am still struggling with, but stuffed poori with lentil is something I managed to learn faster.
Poori is puffed up bread that is deep fried and very commonly prepared at home for Sunday breakfasts. It goes perfect with any curry, pickle or even with tea for snacks. This is not any plain Poori, this is Poori stuffed with dried lentils.
The whole idea is to slow cook the lentil soup for long hours to dehydrate it completely which would make it dry and crumbly and that’s the texture we need for stuffing. You can also make it with left over lentil soup.
When plain pooris are fried in hot oil, they puff a lot but these pooris will not puff as much and that’s because of the stuffing inside. Just fry it to golden color and enjoy these hot with some curry or just pickle.Print
Kankana Saxena shares culinary journey, travel stories and passion for photography in her blog 'Playful Cooking'. Her cooking style is mostly nutritional with little bit of indulgence here and there. She believes in the mantra 'homemade is happiness'! She is a native of India but currently resides in Santa Clara, California with her husband.