Sanjeera / Stuffed sweet poori

Sanjeera is a crispy, sweet poori stuffed with coconut,rava and sugar  mixture. This is very popular in Mangaluru, South Kanara District.

For the outer cover:
1.5 cups maida/ all purpose flour
2 tblps chiroti rava/fine semolina
3 tsp ghee or oil
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp saffron colour or turmeric powder

Oil for deep frying

For the stuffing you need:
1.5 cups finely grated fresh coconut
5 tblsp sugar
3 tblsp Bombay rava/ upma rava
1/2 tsp ghee
2 tblsp finely chopped cashewnuts
1 tsp elaichi / cardamom powder


  • Take one bowl,put maida,salt,chiroti rava oil and  saffron colour mix well. Add little water and knead into a stiff dough. Apply little oil to the dough and cover it. Let it rest for 15- 20 mins.
  • In a pan put 1/2 tsp ghee, roast cashewnuts chopped,Bombay rava and coconut gratings for 2-3 mins.
  • Add sugar and immediately turn off the flame. Add cardamom powder and mix it.
  • Devide the dough into small lemon size balls. Roll it into a poori, place around two tblsp of stuffing in the center and cover it with the dough carefully.
  • Roll it lightly into a thick poori
  • Heat oil, deep fry sanjeera on a medium flame till they turn crisp and golden colour.
  • Transfer it on a tissue paper. Once they comes to room temperature store in an air tight container.
  • You can store this for 3-4 days.


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