5 from 26 votes
Complete your desi breakfast with homemade puri. The only puri recipe you’ll ever need! This puri recipe is guaranteed to give you crispy edges with a soft centre every time. Serve the freshly made puri with chana masala curry.

This puri recipe is perfect for serving along with a side of chana masala curry. Make your own homemade puri recipe with this easy-to-follow and simple recipe. Desi breakfast is served!

Anyone from Pakistan or Indian will know of the classic desi breakfast of fluffy, warm puri with a side of chana masala and halwa. Breakfast in the UK just isn’t quite the same!

If you haven’t had this traditional breakfast, then you are missing out. With this recipe, you will need to look no further. Give it a go and before you know it cereal, and toast will be in your long-forgotten past.

Puri, otherwise known as poori, is a popular Indian deep-fried puffy bread usually made with whole wheat flour (chapatti flour). However, chapatti flour isn’t something that people always have in their pantries, so this recipe offers an alternative by using plain flour. It will taste just as good and delicious!

Usually served for breakfast, this puri recipe is a versatile accompaniment for lunch and dinner as well. 

Turn the dinner savoury by serving the dish with side dishes such as chana masala, sabzi, or even dal. Alternatively, this puri recipe can also be eaten with sweet dishes such as suji halwa or kheer.

Everyone has their own recipe for this recipe. Some people like to add sugar to the dough. This helps to create a golden-brown colour.

Some recipes add semolina which makes the puri crispier. However, I have kept my recipe simple just like my mother used to make it!

Poori, or sometimes known as puri, is a popular Indian bread made from simple ingredients. This basic puri recipe is one of the well-known breakfast dishes enjoyed all over India and Pakistan.

This poori recipe is very versatile and can be paired with savouries even sweet dishes and most famously halwa puri. Puri is a small circular Indian breakfast item that is deep-fried in oil and served with many different dishes.

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by Nabeela Kauser
Complete your desi breakfast with homemade puri. The only puri recipe you’ll ever need! This puri recipe is guaranteed to give you crispy edges with a soft centre every time. Serve the freshly made puri with chana masala curry.
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 pooris
Calories 80 kcal


  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Water


  • In a large bowl mix the flour, salt, and oil together until well combined
  • Add the water slowly and knead until a firm dough is formed then cover the dough and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes
  • Divide the dough into equal pieces and create smooth round balls
  • Lightly rub a clean surface with a little bit of oil then take each of the dough ball and roll the dough into a small, circular-shaped disc – the puri should be about 1mm thick
  • Heat up the oil on medium until hot
  • Drop one puri into the oil and allow the puri to start rising slowly then once the puri rises use the ladle to push it down and allow it to puff up
  • When the puri has puffed up completely flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds until golden brown
  • Serve with chana curry and enjoy!



Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 117mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Desi Breakfast, Vegan, Vegetarian
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1 year ago

5 stars
Tried this recipe and it was lovely except my puris were slightly on the hard side what can I have done to make them softer next time? More oil?

1 month ago

5 stars
Hi there 👋🏻 how much water? Don’t actually say in the recipe. Love your site. Your chicken pakora recipe has become a weekly treat ! Made your lamb curry last weekend it was delicious. Would love to make these pooris to go with 😋

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