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Swala or Sewala from Uttarakhand ~ A to Z Indian Pooris

Swala or the Sewala is a stuffed deep fried Indian Bread from the state of Uttarakhand. These stuffed pooris don't require a side dish, you can simply serve it with butter and pickle.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Uttarkhand
Keyword AtoZ Puri Recipes
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes, Indian Flatbread, Poori Recipes
Author Srivalli


  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 nos Green Chillies
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Outer Layer

  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying


How to make Swala

  • Wash and pressure the toor dal with turmeric powder.
  • Once the pressure falls down, take the dal along with ginger, green chilies, coriander leaves and grind to a paste.
  • To knead the dough, take the flour in a bowl, along salt and slowly add water to knead to a stiff dough.
  • When ready to make the pooris, pinch out equal balls of the dough.
  • Flatten one ball and place the stuffing in the center and enclose on all sides to cover it properly.
  • Flatten the balls and dust well.
  • Roll it with a rolling pin carefully to make sure the stuffing doesn’t come out.
  • Heat a kadai with cooking oil and when it is hot, gently drop in the pooris and cook on both sides.
  • Drain on a kitchen towel and serve with aloo subzi.
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