Poori is an unleavened deep-fried bread, commonly consumed in India. This particular poori is made with buckwheat flour, filled with warm mashed potatoes, and seasoned with green chili. Typically, this bread is served with curry, but you can also serve it as an appetizer.

Buckwheat Pooris [Vegan]



  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, washed, boiled, peeled, and mashed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, dry roasted and crushed
  • 1 green chili, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Water, to knead dough
  • Oil, for deep frying


  1. In a large and wide bowl, add the flour, crushed cumin seeds, and crushed green chili. Mix well.
  2. Next, add mashed potatoes and oil, and mix.
  3. Add very little water and knead into a smooth dough. Be careful while adding water, you don't need much.
  4. Heat oil in a wok.
  5. Dust the dough buckwheat flour and roll into a ball.
  6. Fry the pooris in oil. When 1 side puffs up, gently turn over and fry the other side. Remove from oil and place on a plate covered with paper towel.
  7. Repeat with rest of the pooris. Serve.

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