May 23, 2011

Crispy Green Gram Pooris an Indian Flat Bread Delight

For the last one month my taste buds are adjusting with the drastic changes in the food habits. From the light and simple foods I am used to, to the lavish spreads mom is cooking daily. The whole month passed trying out some of her authentic curries, pickles, snacks and recipes I almost forgot.
Mom made these Wholewheat Green Gram Pooris or Indian flat bread with wholewheat and green gram which we took with us in our trip to the lakeside the other day. These are so crisp and scrumptious that you don't need any other accompaniments than a hot cup of tea with it.
I like her idea of adding whole green gram in the dough. The grams gave a crunchy look and feel to the flat breads.
Some of the favorite places to hang around in the evenings are these two lakes near my house. 

My kids enjoy the morning walk with their cousin in the middle. The fresh air and the pollution free environ we miss a lot in metro life.
One another frequently visited places is this garden with boat rides. I would have lost a few kilos for sure paddling these boats for almost the whole of last month :)


(makes 10-15 pooris)

* 1 cup wholewheat flour
* 1 tbsp. chickpea flour
* 1 tbsp. semolina (suji)
* 1/2 cup soaked split green gram
* 1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. chilly powder
* 1/2 tsp. garam masala
* 1 tbsp. oil
* Oil for deep frying
* 1 cup water

Method; Take a large bowl and add all the ingredients except water and mix well. Add water and knead the flour and spice into a hard dough.

Heat oil in a wok. Take a flat board and a rolling pin. Take small balls from the dough and make it into a sphere, flatten it and do the same with the rest of the dough.

Sprinkle a little dry flour onto the board and keep a ball of the dough on it. Roll it into a circle using the rolling pin. Make all the pooris and keep them on a large inverted plate.

Deep fry each pooris in hot oil till they turn golden brown in color. Drain the pooris on a tissue paper and serve them with any chutney or tomato sauce.
Check out these Baked Spicy Buns on Lite Bite we took along during one of our visits to the lovely lakes in Udaipur.


  1. lovely...we like these pooris with chai too , and the leftovers are especially sought after for chai time munching :)
    Great picnic food , reminded me of my own childhood.

  2. Must be great with a hot cup of chai....Also, need to let you know that inspired by your healthjy quiche recipe, I baked one yesterday and have mentioned your blog on my post. Please do have a read when you get the time and let me know what you think. I love your blog - has some amazing eats.

  3. These puris do not puff like the normal ones, do they Sanjeeta? The idea of adding split moong is something very appealing...just like the kachoris.

  4. Woww crispy pooris looks fabulous..adorable kids..

  5. Loved your puris , will be wonderful to take when traveling too.

  6. very nice and yummy way of making pooris. thanks for sharing the recipe

  7. i would love to tr this sometime..looks like a really good tea time sanck..

  8. @Lata, yes they don't puff up like the other Pooris.

  9. Just beautiful and really tasting looking one..

  10. Woww.. these looks delicious.. I have to trythis :) And you have a beautiful space here :)