3/4 cup dry green peas, soaked overnight and pressure cooked with little salt (do not use frozen peas, the taste will vary)
1/4 cup toro dal (yellow pegion peas) cooked till soft with a pinch of turmeric
onion-1, finely chopped
Puris – used store-bought (pani puris)
Sev- 1 cup (o size, store bought)
Coriander (Cilantro) leaves- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Shredded coconut-1 tbsp
Red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Dry Spices :
cinnamon- 1 inch
coriander seeds- 1 tsp
cumin seeds- 1 tsp
peppercorns- 1 tsp
Nutmeg- a small piece
Dry roast all the spices until light golden brown, then add coconut and fry for a minute and keep it aside.
Grind the spices with coconut, red chill powder and 1/4 cup of water to a smooth paste. Add the toor dal and grind again for a minute.
Take the ground paste in a heatproof pan and add half cup of water to liquefy it. Add salt, sugar and cook for a 5-6 minutes. Add the cooked peas and allow the mixture to blend well. Add more salt if needed. The gravy should not be too thick or too thin.
Crush 4-5 puris on the serving plate.
Spread about 1-2 ladle full of gravy.
Top it up with some grated carrot.
Then add chopped onions
and a layer of sev.
and finally with some cilantro! Serve immediately. (Add the topping according to your taste)
27 thoughts on “Masala Puri”
SOoo delicious and yummy 🙂
Delicious and lovely looking masala puri. Excellent preparation.
Thanks Deepa, I tried your bengali sweet today, I did not find date jaggery in the Indian stores so prepared it with regular jaggery and tasted wonderful!
This looks so delicious, masala puri is addictive 😀
Choc Chip Uru
This truly looks like the best comfort food ever! 😀
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Such a beautiful, flavorful dish!
It is flavorful liz!
Delicious and addictive!!
A delicious and tempting dish……
What a wonderful array of spices you used in this recipe and the plating is just so very pretty and appetizing – fabulous pictures and wonderful recipe and great story behind this dish as well!
Always such a pleasure coming here!
Thanks Andrea! its always nice to read your wonderful comments…
Your post brings back a thousand memories for me. I’ve literally lived on Indian street food at one time. Such amazing flavours and textures. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. It looks wonderful!
I am glad I did! it is nostalgic and pretty sure we cannot get the same atmosphere if we go back to India…
I like any kind of chaat!! This looks wonderful!
Thank you Nazneen! I am always ready to have chaats 🙂
Congrats on this new style blog! This is a delicious dish you prepared and homemade!
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Absolutely delicious, a great snack 😀
Choc Chip Uru
This great snack looks delicious!