Singhare ki Puri

This special puri is made especially during pujas that require fasting. Many Indian fasts require the use of special flours, fruits, and spices. Many commonly used cooking ingredients are not allowed during fasts. Singhare ka atta or Waterchestnut flour is usually a "vrat" or a fasting item.


Preparation Time: 10-15 min
Cooking Time: 10-15 min
Serves: 4-5


2 cups Singhare Ka Atta or Waterchestnut Flour
2 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
sendha namak / rock salt to taste
1/2 cup dhaniya/Cilantro leaves, chopped
1-2 green chillies, chopped fine - optional


  1. Knead all the above ingredients into a dough. Mix all the ingredients before you add water as potato will also aid in some binding. Add water slowly as this flour is different from regular flour and needs less water.
  2. Make small ball out of this and roll / pat them into puris.
  3. Deep fry the puris in oil / ghee till golden.
  4. Serve with Alu/Potato Curry especially made for fasting or any other curry of your preference or just with plain yoghurt and pickles.


  • Some Indian grocery stores do carry this flour.
  • You can use regular wheat flour too if you are not fasting but just carrying over the tradition.

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