Masala Puri -- Blogging Marathon (Day 2)

Haaa... Today is the second day of blogging marathon. I made masala puri today for the street food category and it came out so yummy.  Thankfully, i bought a pack of puri's during my grocery shopping to satisfy my H's thirst for chaat items and it really helped me save some time as my baby had already started getting cranky..I've so many things to type ,so ,with no further delay ,lemme start my work.. Njoy guys !!!

To make Masala Puri :

Puri's ( I used store bought -- will  give the recipe later)
Boiled potatoes
Green Chutney
Tamarind Chutney
Chopped coriander leaves
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped onions
Beaten yoghurt / curd

Boil 2 potatoes for a whistle and peel the skin. Crush the potatoes and keep it ready

To make Ragda :

Ingredients :

Cooked peas -- 1 cup
Onions -- Finely chopped -- 1 cup
Tomato -- finely chopped -- 1 cup
Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Red chilli powder -- 1/2 tsp (add acc to taste)
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Cumin powder -- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder -- 1/4 tsp
GG paste -- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind pulp -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- to taste
Coriander leaves -- a handful
Oil -- 1 tbsp

Method :

Take a karahi and pour the oil. Fry the cumin seeds when the oil is hot and then add the onions . Sacld well for a minute until it starts changing colour. Now add the tomatoes and cook well until it's totally disintegrated. Add salt while sauteing the onions. Add all the dry powders (turmeric,red chilli,coriander and garam masala )I like to add garam masala now. (if u don like it, u may add it when u r abt to finish the gravy) Saute the dry powders well in the masala for few minutes. Finally dump the cooked peas along with the water used for cooking and mix it. Pour in the tamarind pulp and combine well. Close the karahi and let it cook until it reaches the desired consistency. This might take 5 to 7 minutes. Once it's done add the coriander leaves and switch off.

Now comes the part of making  Green chutney :

Ingredients :

Coriander leaves -- 1/2 cup
Mint leaves -- 1/4 cup
Green chillies -- 1 or 2
Lemon juice -- 1/2 tsp
Sugar -- 1/2 tsp
Salt -- to taste

Method :

Clean the leaves and add all the ingredients in the mixer /blender and grind it finely. Use very little water while grinding. Transfer to a bowl and keep it ready.

Tamarind chutney :

Tamarind -- small pebble sized
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder (roasted ) -- 1/4 tsp
Fennel seed powder -- 2 pinches
Jaggery -- 1 tbsp
Water -- 1 cup
Salt -- 2 pinches

Method :

Pour the hot water in the tamarind and soak it for few minutes.  Then squeeze out the pulp and add in the sauce pan. Boil this tamarind pulp for a minute. Now add the jaggery and dissolve it. Then ad dthe red chilli powder,roasted cumin powder and the fennel seed powder. Mix well and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. By then, the water content will be reduced and the chutney will be thick. Once it reach the spreadable consistency ,take it off from the stove and transfer to a bowl.

Note :
U may also add a tbsp of dates syrup or dates ( one or two ). Just soak the dates ,grind and mix with the tamarind pulp and boil. U may follow the remaining steps given above.

Layering the Masala Puri :

Crush the puri's on the plate ( u  may take about 6 to 9nos. -- we love to have more ). Just make a bed for the layering with the crushed puri's. Add  the crushed boiled potatoes as the second layer. Followed by warm ragda as the next layer. Top it off with chopped taomtoes,onions and coriander leaves. Sprinkle the tamarind chutney,green chutney, beaten curd on top . Add the sev as the top most layer and serve warm...

Note : I din't add curd as my H has severe cold..

Sending this to Kid's Delight themed on Street Food and to PJ's Flavors of Maharasthtra started by Naina

Check out my other blogging marathon friends ...

Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, PavaniPJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Srivalli , Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena 

Happy eating guys !!!


  1. water is coming in my mouth after seeing ur delcious chat

  2. this totally rocks shanavi! i am remembering my mumbai days--please pass me a plate

  3. thats a fantastic recipe dear...

  4. OMG that looks so mouthwatering perfect entry.

  5. I can only say wow wow!..thank you..

  6. superb pictures and awsome...pass it to me

  7. Ooooohhhhh...!!!! superb recipe and yummy looking.... superb.

  8. Fabulous pooris,looking irresistible with the sev on top.

  9. mouthwatering...snaps are perfect.
    Nice blog.

  10. I am inviting mydelf to u r place , Shanavi, masala puri looks terribly yummy, great clicks..

  11. Drooling..looks absolutely delicious.

  12. That Plate looks lip-smacking good - I am really hungry now - all this blog-hopping make me want to be in India eating at Saravana Bhavan :)

  13. This looks really cool. I remember polishing off plates of Chaat in India. Nice one.

  14. Lip smacking chat ...Lovely presentation ...

  15. Oh man. That's one tempting chaat. I'm getting hungry looking at the pictures and I just had my lunch. Will have to try his dish soon.

  16. Omg, feel like grabbing that whole plate..sooooooooo tempting masala puri..

  17. Phew... thats a long list.. u must be exhausted :)
    Beautiful plate... makes me wanna grab the plate :)

  18. yummy yummy favourites lovely pictures

  19. Shanavi, Pass me the plate here, I will finish it up now itself........very tempting snack...

  20. That is way toooooo drooling all over :))

    US Masala

  21. Already drooling over your masala puris. Awesome!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  22. Looks so tempting..Pass me the plate...

  23. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe..

  24. My my very tempting dear ....and nice clicks

  25. mouthwatering !! Awesome clicks!

  26. I am terribly wanting this after seeing these lovely display!

  27. Don't know how I missed your blog! I visited all the marathoner's blogs the same day (not the last 2 days). Nice recipes and beautiful pictures




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