Kesar Poori is a sinful delicious deep-fried Indian Flatbread made with Saffron and milk. The entire dough is kneaded with milk along with spices to make a spicy and complete bread on its own.
For the A to Z Indian Pooris, K is Kesar Poori made with Saffron or Kesar. I had a choice of making with Khus Khus but decided to make a simpler one with Kesar. Since we add spices and milk, this makes a delicious poori that can be enjoyed as such. These pooris would surely be a great dish to be enjoyed with rich paneer gravies. Since I had somehow missed out making these pooris ahead, I had to finally make Dal for this.
I love eating pooris by itself and these pooris were good as it had spice and milk for the richness. If you love pooris, this is a fantastic one to make and enjoy!
This was part of the AtoZ series I did on Indian Pooris. I had picked up to do Indian Pooris and each letter of the alphabet has been a wonderful challenge to make and enjoy. I hope you have been enjoying reading these pooris. For the entire collection of A to Z Indian Pooris, check the roundup.
If you are looking for different options for Indian Breakfast and feel adventurous about making it in alphabets, do see the roundup of A to Z Indian Breakfast dishes.
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I have used wheat flour for making this poori. I am sure all-purpose flour will taste awesome too.
Instead of using only milk, you can use half water as well.
Kneading with warm saffron soaked milk makes the dough soft and gives a good texture for the pooris.
Kesar Poori ~ A to Z Indian Pooris
- 1 cup Wheat Flour
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup Milk warm
- Milk as required to knead
- 1/8 tsp Saffron Strands
- A Pinch Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
- Cooking Oil for deep frying
- Soak the saffron in warm milk.
- Take the flour along with the spices, ghee, salt and the saffron soaked milk and mix well.
- Now add milk as required to knead to a soft dough.
- Heat a Kadai with oil.
- Divide the dough into equal balls and dust well to roll out to a disc.
- Gently slide the rolled discs into hot oil and deep fry on both sides.
- Transfer to a kitchen towel.
- Serve with Dal or Paneer side dish.