Friday 9 April 2010

Bajra ni puri (millet flour puri)

Bajra ni puri-Crispy and puffy puris made from millet flour and fresh fenugreek leaves , flavoured with ajwain seeds, ginger, green chilli , salt and deep fried to golden brown .


1 cup bajra (millet flour)flour
1/2 cup wholewheat chappati flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh finely chopped fenugreek leaves(methi)
1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds
1/2 tablespoon sunflower oil
Sun flower Oil for deep frying
Water for making dough.


1. In a bowl add the millet flour and wheat flour. Rub in 1/2 tablespoon oil.
2. Add the chopped fenugreek leaves , salt, green chillies, ginger, turmeric and the ajwain seeds.
3. Make a pliable dough by adding little water.Cover dough and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
4. Divide the dough into 10-12 small balls. Roll out puris (on a plastic sheet) approx 3-4 inches in diameter.
5. Heat the oil in a pan and deep fry puris on medium heat till slightly brown in colour.
6. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with yoghurts and pickles.

NB-Millet flour tends to drink oil, do not fry on too low heat or else puris will be oily. Also rolling puris on a sheet of plastic will make it easier to lift them to fry.

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  1. I don't think, or at least, I haven't seen fresh fenugreek leaves. I use fenugreek seeds but I think my fellow Indian friends can help me find these leaves before I can try this recipe out.

  2. Wow..bajra ni puri..tempting! looks lovely..must be taste like vada? love it with cup of tea or pickle..

  3. these look and sound so so delicious babes , have never had anything like this ....must try ...

  4. Nayna,

    Millet flour poori looks really good.

  5. You reminded of my school days. My best friend used to get this for tiffin.. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Poori looks good. Nice combo with the flour!

  7. Loved your version of savory full of flavors..

  8. This type of puri is new to me...very healthy...they look so crispy and delicious :)

  9. This is so yummy and crispy but never tried bajra flour ....

  10. wooow,,dear poori looks crispy n flufffyyy i like pooori very much,,my faaaav ur's looking perfect n sounds great with fenugreek, ajwain n millet flour,,very healthy combo dear,,

  11. New poori recipe.. sounds good, healthy too!

  12. Very creative poori, never thought of making out pooris with bajra flour, thanks for sharing..

  13. Very Nice Bajre ke Puri. Awesome looking & must have tasted great.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. Now that is a TWIST..... to the regular ingredients used in a poori.... I loved it...


  15. delicious puri dear...healthy too

  16. Wow this is something new to me! Puris look very tasty!

  17. Very delicious pooris..healthy too..

  18. Can I use Jowar instead of Bajra flour?

  19. This looks fantastic! Puffed perfection!

    Where can I buy millet flour?

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