Cook's Hideout: Maida Puri with Aloo Kurma

June 24, 2008

Maida Puri with Aloo Kurma

My in-laws are visiting us from India and we are having a great time eating yummy snacks and food for the past 2 weeks. My MIL made these puris, they are similar to baturas but much faster to make.

Maida (All purpose flour) – 1 cup
Sooji (semolina) – ¼ cup
Salt – pinch
Oil – 3tbsp

  • Mix maida, sooji and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
  • Add warm oil to the well, slowly mix in the flour. Add water as needed and make firm dough (thicker than chapathi dough). Cover and set aside for 10-15minutes.
  • Roll out into 4”-5” diameter puris. Deep fry until golden and remove onto paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve hot with any curry.
We had our puris with this is a quick and easy kurma that my MIL made.

Aloo Kurma:
Potatoes – 3, medium, chopped into bite size pieces
Onion – 1 medium, roughly chopped
Green chilies – 4 medium
Coconut milk – ½ cup
Coriander leaves – ½ cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Ginger – 1”piece
Garlic – 2 cloves
Yogurt - 2tbsp
Salt - to taste

  • Grind onions, chilies, ginger, garlic, coriander and mint into a smooth paste.
  • Add 1tbsp oil in a pressure cooker, add the onion paste and sauté till slightly golden. Add potato, sauté for 5 minutes. Add coconut milk, yogurt, salt and 1cup water. Cover and cook for 2 whistles. Serve with puris.


  1. I bet that tasted great - perfect breakfast for a rainy day like this:)

  2. wow,...combo looks delicious,..specially the pooris,..sofluffy,,

  3. Wow,maida and sooji in a puri sounds so innovative Pavani.Easy and quick to make version of Bhaturas..must-try!!Great entry!!

  4. Slurp! Great combo and comfort food for me!:)

  5. Love the combination. That is so tempting.

  6. yummy combination of puri and kurma .. and ur pic looks tempting :)

  7. hi dear...
    looks delicious and yummy... nice combination dear...

  8. Looks delicious! Potato Kurma with mint and coconut milk sounds yummy! A new recipe for me.. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Oh yeah! This has been bookmarked :)

  10. Such a quick and simple potato kurma! Love this, Pavani. And those maida puris just look perfectly crispy and puffy. Delicious! :)

  11. Hi Pavani,
    Both look so simple and easy to make when you have no time. aa parents they are one great cooks.


  12. That looks so pluffy must hv tatsed great! its been a while i made it

  13. Hi Pavani,
    The pooris look fantastic and the green kurma looks really delicious and adds color to the whole meal :)

  14. hello,
    thanx pavani.we had a fight in the morning.i patched up with my hubby through your really proved that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

  15. I made this for dinner and it was so good!!! I will definitely make this again!

  16. Nice combinations . going to do tonite.. pls visit following you..


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