Masala Puri Chaat | Masala Puri Recipe

Masala Puri Chaat is  most fascinating street side snack with almost iconic status in southern region of India. This is a spicy dish that has originated in Karnataka and has become popular in most regions of the country. It’s freezing cold and gloomy outside which only mean keeping cozy indoors and indulging in some comfort food. This insanely delicious masala puri chaat will warm you right up and uplift your mood.

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Masala Puri Recipe

Masala Puri is generally spicy with a hint of sweet and tart and has assortment of spices and chutneys. It can be adapted to enhance any of these flavours. This dish is served with peas gravy as topping over crushed puris along with green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. Finished off with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, thin sev and coriander. The end result of this chaat makes the elaborate process of peas gravy is all worth the time and effort. This is probably one of the best snacks to devour leaving with an after taste that is hard to forget just like other street side chaats bhel puri, sweet potato chaat, masala corn.

Ingredients:

1 cup =240ml, 1tbsp = 15ml

For dry spice blend

Coriander seeds: 1 tsp

Cumin: 1 tsp

Cassia/dalchini: 1 inch

Cloves: 2

Marati moggu / Kapok buds: 1

Peppercorn: 1/4 tsp

Red chillies: 2

Mace: 1/2 blade

For peas gravy/sauce

Dried Green Peas / Marrowfat Peas: 1 cup

Onion: 1 medium size, roughly chopped

Green chillies: 2

Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp

Tomato: 1 medium size, roughly chopped

Potato: 2 medium size, peeled boiled and mashed.

Coriander powder: 1tsp

Garam masala: 1tsp

Chilli powder: 1tsp

Salt: as required

Water: 3 cups + 2 cups

To assemble 1 portion

Puri /golgappa puri: 6-8

Chaat Masala: small pinch

Chilli powder: small pinch

Green Chutney:1 tbsp

Sweet Tamarind Chutney: 1 tbsp

Onion: handful (finely chopped)

Tomato: handful (finely chopped)

Coriander: handful (finely chopped)

Sev: handful

Instructions:

Wash and soak dried green peas overnight.

Drain the water and cook peas with 3 cups water in pressure cooker for 3 whistles or until soft and keep it aside.

soak drain and cook dried green peas

Grind all the ingredients mentioned under “for dry spice blend” in blender to powder and keep it aside.

spices in blender before and after grinding

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.

Add onions and cook until soft, now add green chillies, tomatoes and cook until soft, turn off the heat.

Allow the veggies to cool down completely, grind to a smooth paste.

cooked onion tomato masala before and after grinding

Heat the same pan, add the ground onion tomato paste, water, ground spice mix, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder.

Also add mashed potato , salt. Stir well and cook on medium high heat for 10-15 minutes and turn off the heat.

adding spices potato and cooking peas gravy

To assemble:

Crush 5-6 puris and place them in a bowl.

Add 2-3 ladles of peas gravy.

Add a tbsp green chutney and a tbsp sweet tamarind chutney.

Now add a pinch of chilli powder and chaat masala.

Top it with handful chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander and sev.

assembling chaat in a bowl to serve

Enjoy the hot and spicy masala puri chaat.

Recipe Notes:

Assemble masala puri chaat just before you serve to avoid sev getting soggy and gravy getting cold.

Adjust the spices as per your preferred spice levels.

To make this snack little quick, make ahead green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney and refrigerate or freeze them.

I have used store-bought golgappa puri and sev, you may use home-made puri or swap it with papdi. You can use home made sev as well.

This dish tastes best when served hot. Do not forget to reheat peas gravy if you prefer to make it ahead to serve later.

Add more or less puris, chutneys and rest of the toppings as per your preferred taste.

Spices may be dry roasted before grinding if you prefer intense flavour.

Potatoes can be cooked along with peas in pressure cooker to save time. I have used the left over boiled potatoes in this recipe.

You may have to cook peas for 1 or 2 whistles more/less than mentioned in this recipe depending on the type of water used.

Cooking time depends on hardness of water used.

You may swap dried green peas with fresh green peas but chaat will not be as tasty as with dried peas.

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Masala Puri Chaat | Recipe of masala puri

Masala Puri Chaat is  most fascinating street side snack with almost iconic status in southern region of India. This is a spicy dish that has originated in Karnataka and has become popular in most regions of the country. It's freezing cold and gloomy outside which only mean keeping cozy indoors and indulging in some comfort food. This insanely delicious masala puri chaat will warm you right up and uplift your mood.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soak time8 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 people
Author: Geetha Priyanka

Ingredients

1 cup =240ml, 1tbsp = 15ml

    vegan, nut free,

      For dry spice blend

      • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
      • 1 tsp Cumin
      • 1/4 tsp Peppercorn
      • 1 inch Cassia/dalchini
      • 2 Cloves
      • 1 Marati moggu / Kapok buds
      • 2 Red Chillies
      • 1/2 blade Mace

      For peas gravy/sauce

      • 1 cup Dried Green Peas / Marrowfat Peas
      • 1 medium size Onion roughly chopped
      • 2 Green chillies
      • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
      • 1 medium size Tomato roughly chopped
      • 2 medium size Potato peeled boiled and mashed
      • 1 tsp Coriander powder
      • 1 tsp Garam masala
      • 1 tsp Chilli powder
      • Salt as required
      • 3 + 2 cups Water

      To assemble the chaat:

      • 6-8 Puri /golgappa puri
      • small pinch Chaat Masala
      • small pinch Chilli powder
      • 1 tbsp Green Chutney
      • 1 tbsp Sweet Tamarind Chutney
      • handful Onion finely chopped
      • handful Tomato finely chopped
      • handful Coriander finely chopped
      • handful Sev

      Instructions

      • Wash and soak dried green peas overnight.
      • Drain the water and cook peas with 3 cups water in pressure cooker for 3 whistles or until soft and keep it aside.
      • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under "for dry spice blend" in blender to powder and keep it aside.
      • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
      • Add onions and cook until soft, now add green chillies, tomatoes and cook until soft, turn off the heat.
      • Allow the veggies to cool down completely, grind to a smooth paste.
      • Heat the same pan, add the ground onion tomato paste, water, ground spice mix, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder.
      • Also add mashed potato , salt. Stir well and cook on medium high heat for 10-15 minutes and turn off the heat.

      To assemble:

      • Crush 5-6 puris and place them in a bowl.
      • Add 2-3 ladles of peas gravy.
      • Add a tbsp green chutney and a tbsp sweet tamarind chutney.
      • Now add a pinch of chilli powder and chaat masala.
      • Top it with handful chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander and sev.
      • Enjoy the hot and spicy masala puri chaat.

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      Notes

      Assemble masala puri chaat just before you serve to avoid sev getting soggy and gravy getting cold.
      Adjust the spices as per your preferred spice levels.
      To make this snack little quick, make ahead green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney and refrigerate or freeze them.
      I have used store-bought puri, you may use home-made puri or swap it with papdi.
      This dish tastes best when served hot. Do not forget to reheat peas gravy if you prefer to make it ahead to serve later.
      Add more or less puris, chutneys and rest of the toppings as per your preferred taste.
      Spices may be dry roasted before grinding if you prefer intense flavour.
      Potatoes can be cooked along with peas in pressure cooker to save time. I have used the left over boiled potatoes in this recipe.
      You may have to cook peas for 1 or 2 whistles more/less than mentioned in this recipe depending on the type of water used.
      Cooking time depends on hardness of water used.

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