Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Masala Puri - Spicy Masala Fritters

Spicy and tasty puffed puris best enjoyed with hot cup of tea or coffee as a evening snack. 

  • 2  cups Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin-Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Carrom Seeds ( Ajwain)
  • 2 tbsp Oil for tempering
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal Paste (Skinned split black gram paste) -Optional
  • Oil for frying
  • Water for kneading 
  • In a mixing bowl add wheat flour, red chilly powder, cumin-coriander powder, carom seeds, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Check for seasoning.
  • Now in a kadhai or pan heat 2 tbsp oil till you see little smoke coming through it. Pour this hot oil on the wheat flour mixture and using a spoon mix well. 
  • Now add urad dal paste (skinned split black gram paste) which is optional but addition of this paste enhances flavour and helps achieve a crispy texture to these puris.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and start kneading the dough by adding small amount of water at a time. Knead slight stiff dough. 
  • Drizzle little oil over the kneaded dough. Cover and let it rest for about 15-20minutes.  
  • After resting the dough grease the rolling board with oil & roll out puris into 3" diameter circle. 
  • Roll the puris little thick not very thin and deep fry in hot oil. Fry from both sides till golden brown.
  • Transfer the puris onto absorbent paper to drain excess oil.
  • Masala Puri is ready.
  • Serve hot with tea, coffee or with any vegetable of your choice.
  • For urad dal (skinned split black gram) paste: Wash & soak 1/2 cup urad dal in water for 3 hours. Then drain the water and blend to a fine smooth paste.

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