Yummy shapes poori for your kids. Making poori with the usual wheat flour? How about making Ragi poori. Ragi poori / chapathi flour is available in most of the organic stores. Ragi is rich in protein and calcium. It is easily digestible and can be given to kids, where as babies are given Ragi in the form of porridge. This is yet another easy way to include millets into our diet by making poori which is the Favourite of all.

Preparation time – 20 mins

Cooking time – 15 mins

Serves – 3


For poori
Ragi poori /chapathi flour – 1 cup
Oil ( to fry the poori)

For Masala
Potatoe – 2
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1/2
Green Chilli – 2
Curry leaves – 10
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp

For poori

Knead the dough as required for making the poori (the dough should neither be soft nor hard, it should be right for the poori to puff in the oil).

Roll the poori dough with the rolling pin and cut them into desired shapes (with a knife), which kids like and know.(eg : square, rectangle, circle, crescent, star, heart, diamond).

Heat oil in the Kadai and drop the poori and press them gently for it to puff up. Yummy shapes pooris are ready.

For masala

Pressure cook the potatoes with a pinch of salt and turmeric. Allow it to cook for 3 to 4 whistles.

Once they are done, with a ladle mash the potatoes. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the onions and saute for 3 mins, then add the green chillies (do not slit the green chillies as the seeds in them will get spread in the masala).

Add in the cooked potatoes, add water if required based of the consistency of the masala. Finally add salt and chilli powder and allow to cook for another 2 mins. Switch off the flame and serve the delicious poori masala.