Methi Puri Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Methi puri is a crispy deep fried Indian bread or poori, which is prepared from plain flour and chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves. There are two types of methi pooris one can prepare. 1) for immediate use as Indian bread in main course, and 2) as a crispy snack similar to farsi puri. This recipe is for making crispy snack. This appetizing fenugreek based snack is a wonderful and tasty treat for all Indian snack lovers.
Methi ki Poori
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 16 puris
1 cup Wheat Flour
2 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
3 tablespoons Semolina (Suji /Rava)
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/3 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/3 cup Fresh Fenugreek Leaves, chopped
for deep frying + 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil
Salt to taste
  1. step-1
    Take a wide bowl. Add wheat flour, semolina, sesame seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, fresh fenugreek leaves, 3 tablespoons cooking oil and salt in a bowl and mix them properly.
  2. step-2
    Knead little bit hard dough than paratha by adding water as required. Cover it and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. step-3
    Divide dough into 16 small equal size round shaped balls.
  4. step-4
    Roll out each portion into small circles of 3-4 inch diameter which is slightly thicker than chapatti. Make 4-5 pricks on its surface with a tip of knife or fork.
  5. step-5
    Deep fry 3-4 puris at a time on medium heat until light brown and crispy.
  6. step-6
    Take them out and drain excess oil. Transfer them over kitchen paper in a plate.
  7. l_step
    Fry remaining methi puris and store them in airtight container. You can store them for 15-20 days.
Tips and Variations:
  • Knead hard dough to make them crispier.
  • Do not deep fry them on high flame.
Taste: Salty and crispy
Serving Ideas: Serve them with tea as a snack. It can also be enjoyed with flavored or plain yogurt.

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Sep 18, 2016  by Swati
Hello, I m a big fan of all your recipes. Yesterday I tried your Methi puri recipe and it turned out awesome. Thanks a lot for the recipe. As I am a Maharashtrian girl, I am a big fan of Spicy Puri (in marathi- Tikhat Puri). If you know how to make it, please share the recipe for me. Thanks!!

Response: Hello Swati, thank you for trying the recipe. You can follow the similar recipe of Masala Poori (North Indian Style) on this site here Recipe - Masala Puri.

Jan 30, 2016  by Monisha
Turned out perfectly. The only variation that I made was to use a small cookie cutter to make bite size puris. The family loved it. Thanks for making the recipe so easy to follow.


Jan 21, 2016  by Swati
Hi, I have tried all your recipes which are really very good and easy to make. This is very good recipe but my puri turned out little bitter. Where as its not that excess salt is there but don't know its not at all good to taste. First time I failed to make good recipe.

Response: Hi Swati, I am sorry to hear that puri turned out bitter. Puri tastes bitter if you add excess amount of fresh fenugreek leaves. Did you add more amount of fenugreek leaves or did you use dried fenugreek leaves? It should not taste bitter for the given amount of fresh fenugreek leaves in this recipe. When you try this next time, reduce the amount of fenugreek leaves.

Jan 13, 2015  by Archana
It's very easy recipe and has great taste, and the most important thing, it is healthy too.

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Jun 21, 2014  by Suchi P
Yummy!! Delicious and healthy too!

Jun 20, 2014  by Sharmila
Very good taste. Son also enjoy this.

Jun 19, 2014  by vedika
awesome!!!thanks for this lovely recipe!

May 12, 2014  by Hajira
Very good!!!!!!!!!will make them again, quick and easy

Nov 13, 2012  by Neeraja.abel
Made this puri with green fenugreek leaves and it was awesome. Excellent recipe!

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