Crunchy Ajwain Poori

Pooris (Puri) / Indian puffed breads, are made up in varying flavours based on ingredients used to make it and taste of Poori varies accordingly. This recipe is for the most common form of Poori, known as Ajwain or Carom Seeds Poori. In this recipe below, I will share my tips on how to make Khasta / Crunchy Ajwain Poori. This probably the simplest kind of poori to make.

Ajwain Ke Puri | Your Food Fantasy
Ajwain Ke Puri | Your Food Fantasy

Ajwain puri is simply made by kneading wheat flour with carom / ajwain seeds along with oil. Ajwain seeds gives a distinctive aroma and flavour, and helps in digestion too. Ajwain is called ‘Vamu‘ in Telugu, ‘Omam‘ in Tamil, ‘Ayamodakam‘ in Malayalam, ‘Om Kalugalu‘ in Kannada, ‘Ajmo‘ in Gujarati and ‘Ova‘ in Marathi. Ajwain is useful in getting rid of Acidity, Constipation and Kidney disorder, however main objective of adding these seeds here in poori is for digestive reasons.

These Puris are traditionally consumed more in the Indian subcontinent and is eaten for breakfast or as a light meal, as well as form part of main meal, hence is versatile part of meal. If you ever visit northern part of india, it is common found as breakfast / snack item in roadside stalls.

How to make perfect puffed poori | Ajwain Puri | Your Food Fantasy

Trick to make these perfect puffed puri is subject to how you have knead the dough, how you fry them and at what temperature.

If you are a Poori lover, you may like to try out some other variants that I have shared:

You may like to try this recipe of making soft naan at home (in case you find poori giving you bloated feeling after eating).

This poori is best served with Indian curries, such as Peas Potato Curry, Kadai Paneer, Masala Paneer, Matar Mushroom, Matar Paneer, etc. Some of readers will relate this to their favourite meal in long train journeys in india where you can find Poori with Stuffed Karela / Bitter Gorud or Aloo Sabji.

Ajwain Ke Poori | Ajwain Puri | Your Food Fantasy
Ajwain Ke Poori | Ajwain Puri | Your Food Fantasy
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Ajwain Ke Poori Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8-10 Mins
Cook Time 12-15 Mins
Passive Time 10 Mins
Servings
Poori
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8-10 Mins
Cook Time 12-15 Mins
Passive Time 10 Mins
Servings
Poori
Ingredients
Ajwain Ke Poori Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, sieve together flour and Semolina. Add Ajwain, salt and 1 tablespoon of oil to it and mix well.
    Dough Mix for Ajwain Poori | Your Food Fantasy
  2. With the help of Luke warm water, knead it into a tight dough. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of oil all over and let this dough rest for 10 minutes.
    Dough for Ajwain Poori | Your Food Fantasy
  3. Divide the dough into equal parts and make round balls of it.
    Dough Balls for Ajwain Poori | Your Food Fantasy
  4. Roll these dough balls with a rolling pin into a circle of 3-4 inch diameter.
  5. Heat the oil over medium flame and then deep fry the pooris till they are nice golden in colour.
    Frying Ajwain Poori | Your Food Fantasy
  6. Carefully take out poori and put it on a tissue to soak away any excessive oil.
  7. Serve them hot and enjoy...
Recipe Notes
  • Always knead a tight dough for poori.
  • Ensure temperature of oil is not too high or too low, just medium flame to get right sort of temperature.
  • To get puffed poori, gentle stroke sides of poori with ladle on sides while frying (carefully not to break poori), and you will find poori getting puffed in seconds.
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