March 31, 2015

Missi Puri\Masala Puri

Missi Puri and I simply love it. Yummy yummy in my tummy :-). Many a times or rather most of the times I eat it hot as it is, atleast one. 

Puri's are generally made in Indian household when there is some function or some social gathering. It goes with all. Pair it along with chole , kheer, Aloo Saag or whatever one likes. The beauty of this is that it is quick to make and one can make it ahead of time. (Although garama garam ka mazaa alag hi hain). Puri's can be made sada (i.e. only wheat flour) ,of palak (spinach) ,of Beetroot or whatever one wish to. 

So here goes the recipe:


  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (Ata)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1 tablespoon of Oil for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for kneading dough
  • Oil for frying


  1. Add the Ata, Besan, Jeera, Haldi, Asafoetida, Oil and salt in a bowl. Give it a quick mix so that the ingredients mix well together.
  2. Now knead the dough by slowly adding water. Do not add too much water at a time. We want a stiff dough and not a soft dough. If the dough is soft, it is difficult to roll the puri's.
  3. Once kneaded let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes minimum. One can make immediately too, but it is always a good idea to let the dough rest.
  4. When the dough is ready, make small balls out of it around 1 inch in diameter. While making balls knead it between your hands, and form a ball by gently applying pressure. Then flatten the ball. (Make smaller size balls, if small puri's are required.)

  5. In a kadai or deep bottom pan, add oil and let it start heating.
  6. In the mean time, roll the puri's in around 3 inch diamter. Do use oil while rolling the puri's. This helps in rolling. One can use dry flour (Ata) too, but I always use oil, the reason is , If we use flour, the oil gets dirty with the flour. This is the tip given by my mother.

  7. The puri's should be rolled evenly to puff up. 
  8. Check if the oil is hot, by inserting a tiny bit of flour in the oil. It should come up immediately.
  9. Once the oil is hot start frying the puri's. Dip the puri in hot oil. Let it come up and then with the back of your spatula, slowly tap it. This helps in puffing the puri's.
  10. Once puffed reverse it and let it cook on the other side. Some Puri's might not get puffed. So reverse it if the underside is cooked.
  11. Once cooked remove it on an absorbent paper. Hot and yummy puri's are ready.
  12. Serve it with Chole, Potato Bhaji, Kheer, Aloo Saag, etc. The possibilities are endless. It even goes well with tea. 

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  1. How puffy and super delicious those masala puri looks, just need a bowl of aloo masala to enjoy these puffy beauties, drooling here Renu.

  2. The masala puris look so yummy and nicely puffed up. I love to have them with masala chai.

  3. Wow, masala puri look sooo flavorful and delicious. Love the addition of cumin seeds in there. They look perfectly puffed up and inviting.

  4. Masala puri looks so inviting. Perfectly puffed delicious puri. I don't need anything with it. Hot fluffy puri with a cup of tea or coffee Wow I am drooling 😊

  5. Always love the masala pooris with raw mango pickle..yours look perfectly puffed up and so very tempting !!

  6. Hot masala puris, masala tea and some chundo, yummy. I love hot puris. I don't add chana flour, but will do so next time.

  7. Wow!! perfectly puffed pooris. They look so scrumptious, craving some now :D

  8. Oh wow.. Loved the way it has puffed... beautifully made. Yum !

  9. wow! Loved the use of whole wheat flour! what a wonderful share thanks a lot. will try them out soon with wwf...

  10. A perfect sunday breakfast. Infact I can eat this with only achaar and chai too.

  11. really reminded my days when I used to eat purimasala with pickle in breakfast.. taste so great.Tempting clicks.

  12. Masala puris are tasty and a favourite at home. You reminded me to make these.

  13. Simply drooling over here !!! so perfectly puffed pooris. Pass me some of these hot puris ;)

  14. I always have trouble with taking pics of puffy puris, your pic looks perfect


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