Khameeri Puri #BreadBakers

Khameeri puri is made by using yeast (khameer). Khammer means yeast in Hindi. This dough is very soft, like a bread dough hence these cannot be rolled with a rolling pin, they have to be flattened by hand. If you do not want to make puris, you can make roti / flatbread and use to girddle to bake the roti's .

For this month's bread baker's event Hosted by Stacy Livingston Rushton and Kalyani , the theme is  Whole Grained Holiday Breads. 

Our meals are incomplete with breads, made these puris with Whole wheat flour and All Purpose flour. These Khameeri puris turn out so soft and delcious. I, make these so often most of the times as flatbread. Have these Khameeri Puris hot with jam and Ohh!! you are in heaven, seriously, try and let me know!  They can be had with any gravy or even with a topping of herbed mayo or hummus. 

2 Cups Heaped All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat flour
2 Tablespoon Ghee/ Butter
1 Egg
 1/3 Cup Yogurt - beaten
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar - powdered
1/2 Cup Warm Water or as kneaded
Water as required to knead the dough
Oil for deep frying

Sieved flours and baking soda, keep aside.

Mix warm water ,yeast and sugar, let it stand  for 5 minutes. Then add ghee / butter, yogurt and egg to the mixture and mix it well. 

In a food processor / dough kneader,  add the sieved flour,  salt and yeast mix, run it till the mixture is incorporated, then keep adding warm water little at a time till forms a soft and sticky dough.

Take it dough out on to oiled work surface and knead it  for 10  to 12 minutes by stretching and folding the dough , till it is soft and smooth.   Place it in an oiled bowl and cover it with wet muslin cloth till it double's in volume.  Depending on the room temperature, it may take an hour or more to rise.

Then deflate the dough and divide it into 10 or 12 equal parts.

In the meantime, place and kadai with enough oil for deep frying. Let the oil start heating.   Then start to make the puris.
Take a plastic sheet and oil it well.   Keep on stretching and flattening dough by oiling your hands and make a thick puri. 
 These puris are thick about half an inch, if  you  make thin ones they will not puff well, you  can cut it with a round mold to make them all same size.   
Check weather the oil is hot enough to fry the puri, take a small piece of dough and put into the  hot oil, if the dough rises immediately to the surface, then the oil is ready to fry the khameeri puri.
Now fry the khameeri puri into the hot oil on medium high flame and press them with a slotted spoon so that they will puff up evenly.  

When one side is just light golden, turn the sides and fry till both sides are just light golden.  Take them out on to a  kitchen towel to absorb excess oil. 

Like wise make rest of the puri's.
Enjoy these puffy khameeri puri's with a dip or gravy of your choice  OR   like me with a spoon of jam on each..hehe... enjoy !!

Labels : Breads, Flatbread, Deep Fried, Khameeri Puri, Bread Bakers, Whole Wheat, Egg

Check out the Healthy Breads that our fellow #BreadBakers have baked this month:
100% Whole Wheat Bread from Cook's Hideout
Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls from Spill the Spices
Gingerbread and Oatmeal Bread from Mayuri's Jikoni
Kamut Cloverleaf Rolls from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Key-Shaped Challah with Finger Millet from Sara's Tasty Buds
Khameeri Puri from Sneha's Recipe
Oats Whole Wheat Bread from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Santa Lucia Buns from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Slovak Pasca from Ambrosia
Spelt Banana Bread from Food Lust People Love
Swedish Limpa from Palatable Pastime
Whole Wheat Grissini from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Whole Wheat Stollen from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Wholewheat Garlic Flavoured Monkey Bread from Sizzling Tastebuds 

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Oh Sneha....your bread is making me drool. There is nothing better than hot flat bread.

  2. I am so impressed that they stayed puffed up for your photograph! They sound wonderful.

  3. Wow Sneha, those khameeri puri look so soft and delicious. I'm sure they taste amazing with a spicy curry.

  4. such a lovely idea, Sneha ! I bet they tasted yum !

  5. I'll definitely be trying this recipe out puris.