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Masala Puri

Masala Puri

I am a big fan of masala puri. I posted a recipe for a version of masala puri some 3 years ago. Many of the readers said they want the one available in Bangalore. Of course every street vendor who serves masala puri has their own recipe for it. Every one has a unique taste. I am one of those people, who enjoy all the different varieties of chaats. I am sure most of you do too.

A few days ago, one of my readers, Suman, left a comment with this recipe. She said she had got it from one of the chaat vendor in Vijaynagar in Bangalore. When I read it first time, I was sure it would taste great. It took all my will power, not to jump and try it immediately. Her comment could not have come at a better time. I was missing India and all my favorite food there. So finally gave it a try yesterday. Thanks a lot Suman, I greatly appreciate it.

While the first masala puri recipe is more like a chaat with its different chutneys, this one is more like the one we get in Bangalore. We love both. Choose the one you like.

I did not have all the spices mentioned by Suman – like Marathi Moggu and Javatri(mace). So I left them out(I will still mention an approx amount of these below as I don’t want to miss them next time when I have them). I also reduced the amount of spices to suit our taste. I used desiccated coconut instead of fresh coconut as that is what I had on hand. Check out Suman’s recipe here. Below is how I made it.

Dry roast the spices.

Grind the spices with coconut and red chillies.

Add cooked dal and grind to a smooth paste.

Cook the paste.

Add the cooked peas.

Cook for few minutes.

Chop onions, coriander leaves. Grate carrots.

Take few puris on a plate.

Crush puris.

Spread a big spoonful of peas curry on top.

Garnish with onions, carrots and coriander leaves.

Spread some sev on top and serve immediately.

Masala Puri - 2
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Serves: 3-4
A very popular chaat from the streets of Bangalore. Masala Puri is prepared with dried peas and freshly ground spices served with crispy puri and sev
  • ¾ cup dry green peas, soaked overnight and pressure cooked (do not use fresh peas)
  • ½ cup toor dal cooked till soft with a pinch of turmeric
  • Grated carrot
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Puris (I used store bought)
  • Sev
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbl spn coconut
  • 1 tea spn sugar
  • 1 and ½ tea spn red chilli powder
  • Salt
  • Dry Spices :
  • 4 cloves
  • 1" cinnamon
  • 1 tea spn coriander seeds
  • 1 tea spn cumin seeds
  • ¼ tea spn peppercorns
  • A small piece of nutmeg(jayikayi)
  • 1 mace(japatre/javatri)
  • 2-3 marathi moggu
  1. Dry roast all the spices (I did this to help in grinding, was not in original recipe).
  2. Grind the spices with coconut, red chilli powder to a smooth paste. Add the toor dal and grind (I did not want to sieve it to get a smooth paste, so I just ground it).
  3. Take the ground paste in a vessel and add little water to thin it slightly(do not make it too watery).
  4. Add salt, sugar and cook for a while. Now add the cooked peas and cook till it comes to required consistency. The gravy should not be too thick or too thin. It should be semi liquid.
  5. In a serving plate, take few puris and crush them. Spread a about 1-2 ladle full of gravy. Spread some carrot, onion, coriander leaves and sev. Serve immediately.
  6. The gravy should be hot to enjoy the actual taste of it. Add the toppings according to your liking.




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{ 82 comments… add one }

  • Madhuri March 19, 2010, 10:50 pm

    Wow one of famous street food. Love it. Nice Photos.

    • nandini February 28, 2014, 10:12 pm

      Hey can you pls give measurement for 20ppl I want to prepare this for a get together

    • Shilpa March 2, 2014, 7:45 pm

      I would suggest 4 to 5 times of the measurements given

  • sudha borkar March 19, 2010, 11:43 pm

    wow shilpa the recipe looks soooooooo tempting and attractive.I want to try this recipe but what is marathi moggu ?although I am a mangalorean but I did my schooling in delhi and college in bombay but never heard of marathi moggu(not even in bombay).I am now in chandigarh.

    sudha borkar

    • Shilpa March 20, 2010, 5:28 am

      Sudha, please check out the link that I have given in the recipe for Marathi moggu

  • Divya Vikram March 19, 2010, 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the step by step pics. WOuld love to try this this weekend!

  • Lakshmi March 20, 2010, 1:16 am

    Looks really delicious

  • pelicano March 20, 2010, 2:26 am

    Fascinating…I don’t think I will be able to get that pic out of my head until I try it!

  • Geetha March 20, 2010, 3:02 am

    Yummyyyy. It looks great and I am sure it will taste too. Thanks for this recipe. I will try it.

  • Nupur March 20, 2010, 6:08 am

    Oh my goodness that looks so good! In a way I am glad puris are not sold close to my home (require a trip to the Indian or international store) or I would have made this every single day.

  • Maddy March 20, 2010, 6:18 am


    I visit your blog often, but this is the first time I leaving a comment.
    A big thanks to you for maintaining a repository of such easy , tasty and fail-safe recipes…seriously, there is not even a single instance wherein I tried a recipe from here
    and failed…hubby absolutely loves everything I have made from here.

    This website is so good, that I have recommended this to my younger sis , who can’t differentiate between coriander powder & jeera powder :-)

    Thanks again

  • vidhya March 20, 2010, 7:38 am

    hii.. its really nice to go through you blog.
    and this post looks really delicious.
    i have started my own blog just two days ago.It will be a honour if you could go through my blog .
    Thank you

  • Shalini Shenoy March 20, 2010, 8:21 am

    Dear Shilpa,
    Very nice pics appreciate ur patience.
    have a great weekend!

  • Kay March 20, 2010, 6:23 pm

    Oh, wow! My fav. chaat recipe ever! :) Every time I visit the chaatwala I have this one. I’m so going to try this one. I’m going to send this to my friend who introduced me to masala puri as well. :) Thanks shilpa!

  • Srimathi March 20, 2010, 7:13 pm

    YUM_O! I love masala puri. My mouth is watering when I saw the picture. Reminded me of the little place in the corner of our house. I will have to make it now. Let me see if I can.

  • SathyaSridhar March 21, 2010, 1:02 am

    Masala Puri is my all time fav chaat,,,looks delicious n yummyy dear,,, mouthwatering recipe,,, i like your blog dear got lot of nice recipes,,,thanks for sharing the nice recipe,,take care n keep smiling,,,

  • AshaLatha R K Prasad March 21, 2010, 1:36 am

    AMAZING!!!! U got me craving for it…now…. As it is I love masalapuri of all the other puris…….. You prep is very delightfully delectable……. :-)


  • sandhya March 21, 2010, 5:28 am

    Hi shilpa yr masala puri looks really yummy.. could u please post the recipe for making the puris since the readymade puris which i buy sometimes get a stale odour due to the oil

  • tasteofbeirut March 21, 2010, 9:29 am

    What a wonderful recipe and post! I am fascinated with India and its complex and rich culture and so by reading your blog I am learning a bit more about this amazing culture.

  • Latha March 21, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Simply delicious!!!

  • Radhika Vasanth March 21, 2010, 10:26 pm

    Oh I am loving this chat…. your Step by Step pics makes it so easy to make. Can’t wait to try this in my kitchen…

  • sruthy March 22, 2010, 12:12 pm

    wow wow wow…cant wait to try…..this sure will be a winner …

  • Mona March 22, 2010, 12:59 pm

    Looks awesome!

  • Mona March 22, 2010, 1:01 pm

    Also, can you tell me which spice grinder do you use?

    • Shilpa March 22, 2010, 1:22 pm

      I have a Sumeet mixer. I use the smallest vessel for spices.

  • Deepa March 23, 2010, 4:41 am


  • Jayashree March 23, 2010, 5:25 am

    Nice step by step pics. I love all the ingredeints that have gone into the making of this.

  • suman March 23, 2010, 8:36 am

    Thank u shilpa,it was nice of u to try my recipe and get good result.

    • Shilpa March 23, 2010, 9:32 am

      Suman , Thanks a lot once again for the recipe. I greatly appreciate you taking time to find out the recipe for one of my fav chats and post it here. Thank you.

    • pavithra June 17, 2011, 5:27 am

      hi if i didn’t add japatre & jayikaye is it k……

    • Shilpa June 18, 2011, 10:06 pm


  • Ramya March 23, 2010, 5:25 pm

    which mixer do you use?

  • jessie dsa March 27, 2010, 10:04 am

    Hi shilpa, I tried your masala puri -2. It was awesome….. never tasted like this before…Thanks a lot. I am going to try your other recipes too… Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.

  • Maaya April 6, 2010, 4:32 am

    yummy! i love this Puri so much. the spices looks great i like to bring a pile of puris to theh table with different types of curries ..

  • vaishu April 11, 2010, 7:08 am

    yummy and it looks great too. I must try this at least once. Thanks for the yummy receipe.

  • Sunil May 30, 2010, 7:54 am

    Hi Shilpa, Thanks for the recipe. I tried it out and luckily had all the spices and it came out great. Red chili powder can be reduced to 1 spoon instead of 1.5 spoons.

    Chaat-walas use a red color cause/chutney apart from the green chili chutney and the sweet chutney. Any idea how to prepare that?

  • ushaiza June 5, 2010, 10:15 am

    This definitely looks and delicious, and probably tastes delicious. However in Bombay and Calcutta this is known as sev puri or ragra sev puri.

    We call soft puris made of dough mixed with turmeric and chilli powder -or ajwain or whatever- Masala Puris. These are an extremely popular snack for schoolgoing children, tasty and easy to carry.

    All the best.

  • ushaiza June 5, 2010, 10:16 am

    This definitely looks delicious, and probably tastes delicious. However in Bombay and Calcutta this is known as sev puri or ragra sev puri.

    We call soft puris made of dough mixed with turmeric and chilli powder -or ajwain or whatever- Masala Puris. These are an extremely popular snack for schoolgoing children, tasty and easy to carry.

    All the best.

  • Priya June 30, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Shilpa, I tried this recipe couple of weeks ago and it was amazing.. Turned out exactly as we get back home.. Thanks a ton for sharing this… I would have never guessed that they add toor dal to this chat otherwise.. lol..

  • Ramya Bhat July 11, 2010, 3:29 pm

    Namaskara Shilpa, I’m from Udupi and live in Portland, Oregon.I’m crazy for Masal puri and You are right its very hard to find this recipe online and impossible to find it in any Indian restaurant. This recipe seems promising. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks to your friend Suman also!

  • Mary August 4, 2010, 10:43 pm

    Hi Shipa, Thank you and Suman for this wonderful Masala Puri recipe. I made it today came out really well ..one of my NorthIndian friend had come over and she loved it too. Me and my husband are big fans of chaats, Masala puri to be specific and he was very happy too. Thank you once again .. keep up the good work and your website is very inspiring with step by step pictures and procedures. Thanks again .. bye

  • sridevi August 6, 2010, 6:21 am

    hi shilpa,

    iam very found of masala puri i wont get the typical masala puri here they use channa and the taste is not dat much good. I wnt to try your reciepe it looks very good and tempting’

  • anitha September 9, 2010, 4:52 pm

    Thank you very much.i am searching for this receipe for long time.

  • kavitha September 27, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Hi shilpa,

    Whenever I have a thought of trying something new first thing which will come to my mind is your website.
    I have tried your Masalapuri – 1,Mysorepak…so many things.
    Everything came out very well and I used to recommend your website to my friends also.
    Pictorial and stage by stage steps helps us a lot particularly your tips…
    Thank god even in sydney we are getting all the Indian grocery and your recipes makes me feel at home.
    Keep going …

    Thanks a lot from our family..

  • shaheen October 9, 2010, 9:30 am

    nice 78/100 %

  • Madhavi October 17, 2010, 8:01 pm

    nice receipe..very tempting

  • Ramzie October 29, 2010, 7:17 pm

    You Masala puri version 2 brought back nostalgic memories. Thanks for taking the trouble to post an authentic recipe and also posting hard to resist tempting pictures. The chaat was a total hit!! Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  • savitha padiyar November 15, 2010, 2:03 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Yesterday I tried ur receipe.V all liked it very much.Everybody is praising while eating each bite. Thanks to u for this awesome receipe.

  • Murli December 4, 2010, 2:46 pm

    Shilpa. Tried your recipe last week. It’s awesome.

    After dry roasting, grinding all of them in a dry grinder (or coffee grinder) and then adding to the dal gave it the “gaadi puri” aroma while serving. Also I added 1/4 tsp tamrind paste to give it a tangy side.

    Here in NJ many Indian stores sell “flat” puri which is as close to the gaadi puri as you can get.

  • sunisha April 15, 2011, 6:05 am

    awesome recipe..

  • Fishy June 12, 2011, 4:29 pm


    I followed this receipe and made the masala puri today for a chat evening at home. it was super hit. Above all, it ended my long search for this receipe. I was asked for the receipe by every person who attended. The best. Thanks for this absolutely amazing post.

  • pavithra June 17, 2011, 5:23 am

    hi i love masala puri i m going to try this……….i was searching for this recipe long back…….thank u so much……

  • Divya June 24, 2011, 5:56 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. I made it just now and must say indeed the chaatwala taste. I like your website a lot. Keep up the good work!

  • Suma D July 11, 2011, 8:44 am

    Looks awesome..cant wait to try..specially after seeing all those positive comments..looks mouth watering…Thanks a ton

  • Swathi July 13, 2011, 4:56 pm


    I have been following your recipes for sometime now. I tried the masala puri recipe…and it tasted fantastic! Thanks for sharing it !

  • rama August 1, 2011, 3:26 pm

    hi shilpa, this is a great recipe , i tried this recipe last week , it came out really well. we loved this masala puri.thanks for the great recipe, keep posting such recipes

  • preeti August 8, 2011, 5:14 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    I am in bangalore and the first thing i’ll do today is rush for a plate of Masala puri soon after office hours.

  • Shamala September 13, 2011, 3:58 am

    Lovely! Was in Blore 18 years back and relsihed this dish from the chaatwala! Reminded me of my good old carefree days! I always wondered how did they prepare this and why no one else seems to know this type of masala puri! Thanks for the lovely recipe. Will try it out this weekend.

  • sushma October 17, 2011, 6:04 am

    Thanx 4 the recipe.i tried it .It came out well

  • deepthi November 2, 2011, 9:10 am

    wow..looks yum…shall try tonight..have gone through your other recipes too…real good..!!!

  • Chandana January 5, 2012, 2:40 pm

    Hi Shilpa ,

    I tried the Masalapuri and all our friends loved it :)..Thanks so much

  • Vinila February 28, 2012, 12:44 pm

    I have been missing this for a long time now.I made it yesterday and it came out very close to Bangalore’s street vendor’s way of making it.

    Loved it!! Thanks:)

  • Vishwa February 29, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Thanks for d receipe…i am living abroad..I was missing the masala puri from bangalore for a long time…Now I am going to try it ur way…

  • Kavi March 11, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Today I made it at home and it was a super hit…My H and kids loved it.

  • Anjana March 21, 2012, 9:46 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    I have been a silent visitor to your blog. I wanted to let you know that my guest enjoyed Masala Puri. I made this recipe for my Chaat Party last evening. Thanks a ton!


  • nandana April 21, 2012, 8:43 am

    I loved this recipe, This was the recipe i was looking for, Tomorrow i will try this.

    Thank you very much for the recipe.


  • Gowrima April 29, 2012, 3:23 pm


    I live in california and its hard to find the taste of real masala puri. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m a little doubtful about the quantity of coconut being used. Also, the masala puri in Bangalore doesn’t seem to have coconut in it, I’m not sure about it though!

    An update about the coconut would be greatly appreciated!


    • Shilpa April 30, 2012, 12:20 pm

      Sorry, not sure what is the question. Recipe says 1 tbl spn coconut

  • siri July 4, 2012, 9:50 pm

    hai shipla..
    thank you for such a good street masala puri dish. i tried it yesterday and it came soooo well, my hubby liked it.

  • mary August 11, 2012, 12:57 pm

    Hi Shilpa, I am from Bangalore and I have always loved Masala Puri. I craved for it when I was pregnant with my older one. A friend of mine asked me to check out your website for the recipe and vola .. I found it and I exactly followed the recipe and it turned out really well ..thank you so much for posting this recipe and thanks to Suman for sharing this recipe. Keep up your good work.

  • Saritha August 11, 2012, 5:35 pm

    I have tried it a couple of times… YUMMY!i must have served 30 ppl till date and all have like it… Thanks a ton for this super recipe!! :-)

  • Vidisha September 30, 2012, 8:44 am

    Tried the recipe today.. It was a hit.. Thank u Shilpa..

  • vaidehi December 3, 2012, 1:49 pm

    I tried it out. It was awesome … absolutely perfect !! Thank you so much! :)

    • Shilpa December 4, 2012, 1:21 am

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know

  • pradeepa March 6, 2013, 7:41 pm

    hey thanks for the recipe . my husband loved it . its the exact taste that i was searching for ..

  • pradeep sastry June 25, 2013, 7:13 am

    This is so authentic. Thank you! The picture itself smells so great.. My mother and my wife are on the mission.. Thanks a ton again.. May god bless you. Cheers.

  • Pooja July 15, 2013, 3:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! I have this a few times and it is amazing!! I no longer miss bangalore street chaat now

  • Sameer July 24, 2013, 12:26 am

    Thanks for the recipe. The link to the first masala puri recipe is broken – perhaps you reorganized your blog.

  • Anu September 12, 2013, 1:11 am

    My husband is very fond of the local masala puri and I really wanted to make it at home. I chanced upon your recipe and it was awesome… Tastes just like the streetside masala puri…

  • Vani September 4, 2014, 7:23 pm

    Hi.. tried this for a get together. It tasted exactly like Bangalore masala puri. Thank you so much for the recipe :)

  • Veda September 5, 2014, 9:57 pm

    Wow! Reminds me of rainy days in Bangalore and bisi bisi masala puri

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