Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

Aloo Puri, spicy potatoes with gravy and puffed whole wheat bread (puri). It is simple and makes a complete meal. This is a popular combination in North India. This can be served for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people


for Aloo (Potatoes with Gravy)

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes peeled and cubed in bite size, about 2 cups of cubed potato
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seed crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchur)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • About 2 tablespoons cilantro (hara dhania) finely chopped

for Puri

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sooji/semolina
  • 1/8 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Approx. ½ cup water

 Also need oil to fry


For Aloo

  • In a small bowl, mix the coriander, fennel, turmeric, chili powder, salt, ginger, and green chili with about 2 tablespoons of water. Set it aside. 
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready. Add cumin seeds, and asafetida, as cumin seeds crack add spice mix and stir fry for about 15 seconds
  • Add potatoes mixed with spices, lower the heat to low medium, cover the pan, and let it cook for about three to four minutes stirring once in between.
  • Add about 1-1/2 cups of water and change the heat to medium-high heat. As potatoes come to a boil cover the pan lower the heat to medium and let it cook for about eight minutes.
  • Mix the potatoes and mash some potatoes as mixing the potatoes, this will thickness to the gravy. Adjust the water in the gravy to your liking; gravy will thicken as it cools.
  • Add mango powder, garam masala and cilantro. Mix it well, turn off the heat, and cover the pan.
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21 thoughts on “Aloo Puri (Potatoes with Fried Puffed Bread)

  1. Namaste Mrs.Manjula,

    Many thanka for all your dilicious recipes.
    I have a question and please reply.
    Did your whole wheat flour have baking powder in it?
    Because once i tried to make chapati with it and they came out hard and not soft.

    I am a woman from Suriname and here our whole wheat flour have a light brown color.
    It’s not white.
    Normally when i make chapati’s (we calles it roti’s),i use to put some baking powder in the all purpose flour that i use.
    We don’t make roti’s with whole wheat flour here.
    And also we put some melted butter and warm water to get a soft dough.

    Today i want to make your puri’s with whole wheat flour we have here.
    Hope you reply to this email.
    Thank you mrs.and have a wonderful day.

    Best regards

  2. I usually make aloo sabji and pooris at home in my own style. I just thought of trying this method for a change. But it was great! Thanks for sharing.

  3. So good! My husband said he thought he was at an Indian restaurant! My puris puffed and the sauce on the potatoes was delicious. Definitely a unique and tasty dish.

  4. Namaste
    Manjula you are a lovely lady, thank you so much for your recipes!
    You are greatLy appreciated!
    Love you, and also your family ( recording you)
    Thank you again☺️☺️

  5. Namaste Manjulajee, I made this for dinner today. It came out very well. I ended up adding some lemon juice in my sabji to enhance the taste. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. I just made this for my husband and me. It was fantastic! It was a little challenging to roll out the puris, but they still came out well.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, and more recipes, please!

    Best wishes,

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