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Poori and Hotel Style Aloo

Indulge in the quintessential comfort food of India with Poori Aloo, a dish that holds a special place in the hearts and palates of millions. Crispy, golden pooris paired with flavorful and aromatic potato curry create a culinary experience that is both satisfying and nostalgic.

From bustling street corners to family dining tables, Poori Aloo is a staple that transcends regions and generations, offering a taste of tradition and home-cooked goodness with every bite. Join us as we explore the cultural significance and delicious simplicity of this beloved dish, bringing the flavors of India to your kitchen with ease and authenticity.

Poori Aloo

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


For Poori:

- 2 cups whole wheat flour

- 1 teaspoon carom seeds

- Water for kneading

- Oil for frying

For Aloo:

- 4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and diced

- 2 tablespoons oil

- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

- 1 tablespoon chana dal (split chickpeas)

- 2 green chillies, chopped

- 8-10 curry leaves

- 1 onion, diced

- 2 tablespoons besan flour (gram flour) mixed with water to form a paste

- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

- Salt to taste

- Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


1. In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, carom seeds, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add water and knead into a smooth dough. Cover and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

2. Heat oil in a pan for frying the pooris.

3. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them out into circles.

4. Once the oil is hot, carefully slide in the rolled pooris and fry until they puff up and turn golden brown. Remove and drain excess oil on paper towels.

5. In another pan, heat oil for the aloo curry. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

6. Add chana dal and sauté until it turns golden brown.

7. Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves, sauté for a few seconds.

8. Add diced onions and sauté until translucent.

9. Add the boiled and diced potatoes to the pan.

10. Pour in the besan flour paste and mix well.

11. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste. Mix until everything is well combined.

12. Give it a whistle in the pressure cooker to let the flavors meld together.

13. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with the freshly fried pooris. Enjoy the delicious Poori Aloo with your loved ones!



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