This keto poori recipe allows you to enjoy your favorite snack guilt-free!
Poori, also known as puri, is a traditional type of Indian bread, made of whole wheat flour and fried.
These delicious fried breads are commonly served for breakfast or even as a snack. You can also find them stuffed with mashed potatoes or vegetables, which are equally delicious. The only problem is that typical poori is not particularly keto-friendly.
This recipe, however, has a few changes to the traditional one, creating a keto poori that tastes amazing.
The recipe calls for xanthan gum, which you may not have heard of before. Xanthan gum is an additive often found in gluten-free products. It is used to help thicken and stabilize foods.
There has been quite a bit of controversy over xanthan gum, but the FDA has deemed it safe for consumption. In fact, there are health benefits that are linked with xanthan gum,and it is believed to:
- lower cholesterol
- aid in weight loss
- contain cancer fighting properties
It has been found that xanthan gum may only pose a problem if consumed in amounts over 15 grams, which is highly unlikely in most diets.
A great side dish for Keto Poori is Santula, a vegetable mixture from the state of Odishu in Eastern India. Our favorite version of the vegetable mixture is included here, along with our recipe for Keto Poori.
Mix all of the ingredients (except the oil) in a large bowl to create a dough. The consistency of the dough will be quite sticky. If the dough feels too hard, add a little water. Place into the fridge for 10 minutes.
Make 1-2 inch balls and roll in your hand, adding a bit of flour if needed. Then, flatten with your hands to create tortilla looking shapes.
Heat the oil in a large pan and drop the poori into the oil.
* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret.
Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.