Pumpkin masala Poori

Pumpkin masala  Poori  is a very tasty breakfast and tiffin  recipe using  pumpkin as  a main ingredient. Pumpkin masala  poori   is very quick , easy , healthy and  tasty poori .Pumpkin  is the store house  of minerals , vitamins  and nutrients.  Pumpkin is very helpful in weight loss as it is low in calories with vital ingredients.

Pumpkin masala Poori  is also a fiber rich recipe and can be served with any kind of sabzi  or pickle or chutney or curds. Try this delicious and healthy pumpkin masala Poori at  your home  and share your feedback in the comment section. Check my food blog on every Saturdays for the new recipes.

Preparation time  –  10 minutes

Mixing time  –  5 minutes

Total time  –  15 minutes

Serves  –  3 to 4 people


  • 250 gms   pumpkin
  • 2 to 2 1/2  cups of wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup  besan or chick peas flour
  • 1/2  tbsp kasoori  methi
  • 1 /2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2  tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp ginger green chilly paste
  • 1 /2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp  red chilly powder
  • 1 /2 tsp ajwain  seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 250 ml to 300ml oil for frying the poori
Healthy and nutritious Pumpkin masala Poori.
Pumpkin masala Poori

Method :-

Remove the peel of the pumpkin and cut them in thin slices.

Steam this pumpkin pieces in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes  till it becomes soft.

Allow to cool down and mash with a masher nicely.

Put this mashed pumpkin in a wide bowl and add all the dry masalas, salt and  slightly crushed ajwain on the pumpkin.

Mix besan and wheat flour in a plate and put on the mashed pumpkin gradually mixing simultaneously

Add only as much flour required for preparing  semi hard dough.

Do not add water for preparing the dough as far as  possible.

Pour little oil on the dough properly , cover it and rest the dough  for 1 hour.

Make  small lemon size balls  from the dough and grease the each ball with oil before rolling it.

Roll the balls into semi thick poori using the rolling pin.

Fry the poori in hot oil   till the poori raises and turns  light golden brown.

Serve the piping hot nutritious Pumpkin masala Poori with channa masala or with curds and pickle.

Tips :-

  • You may use semolina by replacing besan to prepare more crispy poori.
  • You may prepare Pumpkin masala paratha by using the same dough.
  • You may store the dough for two to three days in the fridge.
  • Do not roll the poori very thin, it should be semi thick to raise nicely.
  • Always fry the poori in hot oil so that poori raises nicely while frying.

Health Meter:-


  • Good source of vitamin A , C ,E ,K  and B6 , potassium , magnesium , iron  and fiber.
  • Helps in weight loss  as it is low in calories.
  • Good  for heart.
  • Improves eye health.
  • Maintains  blood pressure at normal levels in the body.
  • Strengthens  bones.
  • Treats inflammation.
  • Supports the quality sleep.
  • Helps in digestion as it is rich in fiber.
  • Reduces the risk of cancer.
  • Even the pumpkin seeds are loaded  with healthy fats , proteins , fiber , potassium , magnesium , iron , calcium , antioxidants.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

13 + seventeen =