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By Latha on November 29th, 2017

masala puri recipe

Masala puri recipe explained with step by step pictures. Masala puri is a very popular chaat or street foodrecipe from Karnataka. Masala puri chaat is very tasty street food and is loved by all. Masala puri is very popular throughout Karnataka. This chaat or street food is prepared in different cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Davangere, Shimoga, Chikmagaluru, Mangalore, Udupi..almost all parts of Karnataka.

You can find few more street food recipes on this website like nargis mandakki, Mangalore style churumuri, girmit and dry girmit recipes.

Masala puri is my favorite..I like it very much. My all family members know my madness towards masala puri. My journey with masala puri started during my college days in Bangalore. I first tasted masala puri with my childhood friend Rekha and just fell in love with this addictive chaat. Later in my life I have many sweet memories connected to this masala puri. I remember Nirmala stores, my college days, Mysore days, Marathhalli, Thippasandra, BTM layout, JP nagar, Jayanagar 4th block, Balehonnur, K.R Pura, this the list goes on. But now I don't get good masala puri here in Cochin. So I make visit a chaat centre whenever I visit Bangalore. In Mysore you really get very tasty masala puris. I can never forget my happy hangouts with dear friends Pushpa and Sushma. We were mad of masala puri and baby corn manchurian.

Now coming to the recipe...not every chaat centre serves tasty masala puri in Karnataka. Or I would say the recipe and the taste varies from shop to shop. So it's important to select a good shop to taste the authentic tasty masala puri.Generally cart fellows or fast food joints will serve tasty masala puris.

This is one recipe requested by many people and many times. I would like to apologise them for the delay. I hope they are in search of origianl authentic masala puri recipe and I am dedicating this recipe to them.

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Masala puri recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Serves: 4 plates

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 20 - 25 crispy puri or papdi used for chaats
  2. 2 big onion finely chopped
  3. 2 big tomato finely chopped
  4. 4 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  5. 4 tbsp thin sev or plain sev

Ingredients for gravy: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup dried green peas
  2. 1/2 potato
  3. 1/2 carrot (optional)
  4. 1 - 2 green chili
  5. 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  6. 1 tbsp chopped mint or pudina leaves
  7. 1 onion chopped
  8. 4 - 5 cloves of garlic
  9. 1 cm length ginger
  10. 1 tomato chopped
  11. 1/2 tsp red chili powder (adjust as per your spice level)
  12. 1 tsp pav bhaji powder
  13. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  14. 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  15. A big pinch turmeric powder
  16. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making masala puri:

  1. For making masala puri, to begin with soak dried green peas overnight.soaked peas for masala puri
  2. First let us make the gravy. Take soaked green peas, peeled potato and carrot in a pressure cooker. Add required water and cook until green peas turns soft. Making 2 - 3 whistles would be enough if the green peas is soaked peas, potato and carrot for masala puri
  3. Meanwhile take chopped onion, ginger and garlic in a pan and start roasting them under medium flame. Roast until onions turn soft.onion, ginger and garlic for masala puri
  4. Next add in slit green chili, coriander leaves and mint (pudina) leaves. Saute until leaves are chili, coriander and mint for masala puri
  5. Followed by add in chopped tomato and roast until soft. Once done switch off the stove.tomato for masala puri
  6. Wait until green peas, carrot and potatoes are cooked. After that add the cooked carrot, potato and 2 laddle full of green peas into the pan, which has roasted onion and tomato.cooked vegetables for masala puri
  7. Wait until warm. Grind it into a fine paste using a mixer grinder.grinding masala for masala puri
  8. Next transfer it into a container and keep it for boiling. Add in all the powders (garam masala, turmeric, chaat masala, red chili powder and pav bhaji masala).masala powders for masala puri
  9. Add in salt.salt for masala puri
  10. Add in remaining cooked green peas along with the cooked water. Adjust the consistency by adding required peas and water for masala puri
  11. Mix well and bring it to boil. Taste test it. Adjust the salt, sour and spice level.gravy for masala puri
  12. Take 5 - 6 puris or papdis in a plate and crush them. You can use shankarpoli, papad and cornflakes too!.puris for masala puri
  13. Top it with 4 laddle full of masala puri gravy.gravy for masala puri
  14. Top it with finely chopped onion.onion for masala puri
  15. Top it with finely chopped tomato.tomato for masala puri
  16. Top it with finely chopped coriander leaves.coriander leaves for masala puri
  17. Finally top it with thin sev or plain sev. Serve it immediately and enjoy. Please note, optionally you can sprinkle red chili powder, chaat masala powder, green chutney, sweet chutney, curd etc.,sev for masala puri

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