Masala puri step-by-step recipe with photos.
Masala puri is the most popular street food of Karnataka. I love this chaat – without a doubt it’s my favourite. Crushed crunchy puris soaked up in the spicy, tangy masala gravy, topped with onion, tomato and carrots… no other street food can beat this! This was one of the highlights of my regular visits to ajji mane (grandma’s place) in Mysore. There was this particular street vendor where we went regularly throughout my stay and I always ate masala puri. Yumm…
Now that the street vendor is not easily accessible, I recreate it at home and its a family favourite. When I make it, it replaces my dinner and the next day lunch too 😉
The initial gravy might hit you as too spicy, but hang on… assemble it fully and then see the magic it creates on your tastebuds.
FOR THE MASALA:
TO MAKE THE MASALA:
TO ASSEMBLE AND SERVE:
Masala puri step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Boil peas, carrot, and potato in water
2. Fry onion, whole spices, ginger and garlic
3. Grind the onion mixture with green chill, coriander leaves, mint leaves, boiled potato, boiled carrot, and ¼ cup cooked peas. Bring it to boil and add tamarind pulp, chaat masala
4. Add boiled peas and simmer
5. Take 6-7 papdi/puri onto a plate and lightly crush them
6. Add the prepared masala on the puris. Squeeze some lemon juice on top
7. Top it with onion, carrot, tomato, coriander leaves, green chilli
8. Top it with sev and serve immediately