Calories in Poori

Poori recipe

Bread is one of the most popular food items around the world.  India is a large producer of wheat and Indian ‘bread’ is adapted to suit the Indian palate and Indian health.  Puri is a one of the unleavened Indian breads commonly made and available all over the country. In many homes poori is a festive or celebratory food item with accompanying vegetables, most commonly with potato curry.

Puris are generally eaten for breakfast. The most common breakfast throughout the country is PooriBhaji. Pooris can be eaten as kheer-puri, alupuri, or with other accompaniments.

Pooris calories count is not very low. These are light and easy to digest and hence have made to the diabetic diet chart. As with everything else, pooris also should be consumed in moderation.

In some regions, pooris are made using maida, but the calories in one poori made with wheat flour are lower, healthier and tastier than those made with maida. Puri dough is made with wheat flour a littlesalt, oil and kneaded with a little water. Puris stay softer and better than chapatis or parathas or nans hence make for good travel accompaniment.

Although commonly eaten with dry alu curry, puris can be eaten with any dry or gravy curry, but the most sought after combination is Puri with gravy alu curry.

Stuffed puris are a common Indian delicacy.

If you are suffering with diabetes then the best person to advise you on poori calories is your dietician or nutritionist


Serving Size: Calories in 1 poori (44gm. )

Calories from Fat 88
Calories 141
Total Fat 9.8g
Saturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 85mg
Potassium 62mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 2.3g

 Vitamins in 1 Poori (% Daily Values*)                                     

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet


Serving – Homemade Aloo Ki Sabzi 100g

Calories 45
Sodium 220mg
Total Fat 4g
Potassium 0mg
Saturated 0g
Total Carbs 3g
Polyunsaturated 0g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Monounsaturated 0g
Sugars 0g
Trans 0g
Protein 0g
Cholesterol 5mg

Vitamins in 1 Poori (% Daily Values*)                           

Vitamin A 2%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

Pooris made with wheat flour are definitely healthier than the ones made from maida, although maida is more economical than wheat flour. Though pooris are deep fried they do not absorb oil and are a favourite of most people.  Served with different options, pooris appeal to the old and kids, recovering, ailing or healthy people alike.  But, like all foods pooris too should be consumed in moderation because poori calories are not the lowest.