Enter your email address to get latest updates

Jun 15, 2008

Semolina Puris

Have you ever used semolina (upma rawa) for making puris? If not, try this recipe! These puris tasted so good and they are soft and fluffy just like regular puris. I found this recipe in my cook book that I bought in India long back.

  • 2 cups Semolina Flour (Upma Rawa)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Oil to deep-fry
  • Salt as required


Mix the semolina flour and milk together and leave it for 2 hours.

When the semolina absorbs all the milk, add the salt. Mix it well and knead till the dough becomes soft.

Tip: If the dough is too thin, add some wheat flour to make it thick and knead well.

Make small balls out of the dough and roll out into small circles. Keep aside.

Meanwhile, add the oil in a deep-bottomed pan and heat.

When the oil is hot, drop the rolled puris one at each time carefully and deep fry it until it becomes puffed up.

Take out the puri and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Repeat the same process with rest of the puris.

The good thing with these puris is, it won’t absorb too much oil like the regular puris and taste very good too.

Enjoy these fluffy, soft puris with your favorite curry or just sugar. We enjoyed them with Potato Fusion Curry.

These delicious puris are my contribution to Srivalli’s Roti Mela.

Thank you Shubha, for passing me the “inspirational blog award”! I felt so happy that I have inspired you. Really it’s a great honor for me Shubha! Thanks again.


Rachel said... [Reply]

That is something different and is worth a try...

delhibelle said... [Reply]

Semolina puris are new to me. Look really soft and nice.

Srivalli said... [Reply]

uma..that sure is a new one..thanks for the yummy entry!

Finla said... [Reply]

Uma this is really clever, i would have never thoughtof making puris with rave.

SMN said... [Reply]

Thats a nice twist to the regular puris.. i guess it will be more crisp..

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Wow that looks good and nice to know that it absorbs lesser oil. I always thought that semolina is added to make the puris kind of stiff (like for pani puri). I guess the milk softened it? - since your puris look so soft.

ST said... [Reply]

Semolina puris are new to me. Looks really soft and nice.Will try soon.

Devi Priya said... [Reply]

veetini sojjapalu antaru kada? Are thise called Sojjapa?

FH said... [Reply]

I use 1/4 cup rawa in Bhatura along with plain lour but not just Rawa on it's own. Looks great Uma, good one. I must try now!:D

Unknown said... [Reply]

That was the first time I saw such a puri! It looks perfect! Cannot wait to have it along with kurma:) Congrats on the award Uma:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Thts a new one to me ... looks delish and soft! ... seems like these pooris are lighter in color than the normal wheat flour ones ...

Cham said... [Reply]

I never used only rava to make puris looks beautiful !

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I have used only rava to make puris for pani puri, but that is a stiff dough without any milk. Yours look soft and fluffy..yum. You will not believe it, all day yesterday, I was craving for puris :)

@the_whisk_affair said... [Reply]

this sure is new to me...with semolina alone, did they puff up?? :-) will give this a try soon. i recently made puris with a combination of wheat flour and semolina..they were great! :-)

Swati said... [Reply]

I think its a great entry for the roti mela.. This is very new and does look good!!

kamala said... [Reply]

This is new to me Uma.Nice variation and great entry.

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

My MIL makes the small puris for Pani-puri with just rava. But have never eaten or had this variety of puris. They look delicious and how perfect with aloo subji. Great entry Uma.

ranji said... [Reply]

awesome uma!!!loved the puri..very tempting ..

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, I've never had semolina puris before- it would have never occured to me that you could use the grainy rava to make puris. Your recipe is very creative and the puris look delicious. A must-try recipe!

Sagari said... [Reply]

deleciousss looking puries umaaaa ,never made with rava

Kalai said... [Reply]

The puris look perfect!! Nice idea to use semolina! Congrats on the award!

Trupti said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, Congratulations on award & thanks for sharing this recipe. I tried puries with wheat flour but never tried with only rava

J said... [Reply]

Good one, Uma. I didn't know rava could hold on its own in a puri!

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma dear! As ever you post fantastic recipes!! Thanks so much darling!
A kiss

Indranee Batabyal said... [Reply]

Uma, this one looks luscious and yummy! I'll definitely try it this weekend.Thanks for the great recipe!

Rama said... [Reply]

Look really soft and nice....

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

Looks too good..very well photographed!

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


semolina puris-a you are one cerative cook....I blogged about our meeting...

Meera said... [Reply]

Nver had soft looking semolina puris. Wonderful. They have come out so well. Great job.

Have only used semolina to make pani puris puris.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hey Uma..How r u..Was on a break for a week..Wnet on a vacation to Canada.Check out my blog for a n award.So many recipes on ur blog to check out..this puri sounds great..have to try

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

uma..great recipe with rava....is too good with any curry and its fit for any time...kids would luv all types of puries....

Siri said... [Reply]

Pooris chala nagunnayi Uma!..love the first pic!


Swati Raman Garg said... [Reply]

they look so soft umaaaaa..

TBC said... [Reply]

Using rava to make pooris- that's new to me. Looks very nice and soft.:)

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by! Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Hope to see you again! -Uma

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...