Masala Puri ~ Karnataka Special

I grew up eating street food  like panipuri, samosa chaat, aloo chaat and what not. I miss eating 

 these street food  with my friends and family. Masala Puri is a delicious  street food from Bangalore.

 It is made with either dried white peas or green peas. Peas are soaked overnight cooked with spices

 and layered with crunchy puri, freshly cut onions, carrots and tomatoes. To add an extra flavor and

 extra crunch this dish is garnished with spicy mixture or Sev. Those who love street food  must try

 this dish once at least. 

This recipe goes to Week 2 day 2 of Blogging Marathon 129 under the theme " Cook your favorite



Green /  peas 1 cup

Toor dal 1/2 cup

Grated carrot 1/2 cup

Chopped onion 1/2  cup

Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup

Poori 20

Chili powder 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Sev 1 cup

For Ground Masala:

Cinnamon stick 1

Cloves 4

Pepper corns 1/4 tsp

Coriander seeds 1 tsp

Jeera / cumin seeds 1 tsp

Grated coconut fresh / frozen 1 tbsp


Wash and soak dry green peas over night or for 8 hours.

Presser cook for 4-5 whistles and set aside to prepare masala.

Dry roast all the ingredients which are under ground  masala.

Let them cool down completely to make a smooth powder.

Now add cooked toor dal to the masala and grind once again to smooth paste.

Add the ground dal and masala paste to the cooked green / yellow peas along with a cup of water.

Add chili powder and salt to taste.

Cook for few minutes and switch off flame.

How to serve Masala Puri:

Smash some puris  in a serving plate.

Top it with the prepared  peas masala, grated carrot, chopped onion and cilantro.

Add some sev or mixture  on top and serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 129


Radha said...

My favorite! Just want to grab this flavorful plate!

Narmadha said...

This reminds me of the masala puri we used to enjoy in the college canteen. So delicious and I can finish the whole plate quickly.

Harini R said...

my friend just promised to make it for me the other day. Waiting for her to make it for the lazy me :)