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Kesar Poori | Kesar Poori Recipe | How to make Kesar poori

Kesar Poori Recipe with step by step pictures and a recipe video

What is Kesar Poori?

Kesar Poori is whole wheat deep fried bread which has an unexplored flavour of saffron and gorgeous color. Kesar poori can be served with Indian gravies such as Matar paneer, butter paneer masala, and others. Kesar poori is an elite poori which I make for festivals or special occasions. Do try this recipe as it is

  • Recipe for perfect poori
  • Recipe for festivals

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Kesar Poori

Kesar Poori calls for

  • Kesar/Saffron: Make sure to use good quality kesar. To maximize its flavour and color I roasted it for 10 seconds. This simple technique makes a lot of difference. To add more colour to pooris I made a saffron food colour using spices, turmeric, and Kashmiri red chili powder. Apart from that little sugar also gives a nice gloss to pooris.
  • Other Ingredients: Of course, whole wheat flour has been used. I added little ghee while kneading the dough. It makes poori perfectly flaky, giving it a great texture.kesar poori

Recipe for Kesar Poori

Ingredients for Kesar Poori

  • Few saffron strands (Kesar dhaage)
  • 1 tbsp warm milk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (aata)
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 big pinch or 1/8 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
  • 1 big pinch or 1/8 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Water as much required

How to make Kesar Poori


  1. Roast saffron and dissolve in milk

Heat a pan. Add few saffron strands in it. Roast on low flame for 10 seconds or till aromatic. Transfer to a mortal pastel. Powder it. Add 1 tbsp warm milk. Dissolve saffron into it.kesar poori1

  1. Mix all ingredients and knead a dough 

In a mixing bowl add 2 cups whole wheat flour. Add 2 tbsp ghee, salt to taste, saffron dissolved in milk, 1 tsp sugar, a big pinch of turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chili powder each. Mix well. Add water gradually and knead a semi-stiff dough. Grease with ghee and cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.kesar poori 2

  1. Knead the dough again and roll poori

After 15 minutes, knead again for a couple of minutes and make a smooth dough. Take a portion and shape it. Roll into a poori, slightly thicker than a chapati.kesar poori 3

  1. Fry poori

Heat enough oil. When moderately hot, add poori. When it floats, press lightly with a perforated spoon. Poori will puff up. Flip and fry. Fry till golden brown from both the sides. Poori should be fried in a moderately hot oil. Keep a check on the temperature of the oil.kesar poori 4

  1. Bon Appétit

Serve Kesar poori with Matar paneer.kesar poori


  • You may add oil instead of ghee while kneading dough for poori
  • If you like your poori crispy, add 2 tbsp semolina (sooji)

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