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Masala Puri

Can be eaten with butter, curry, or rice.


  • 1/2 cup refined wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups gram flour
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
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  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • salt to taste
  • oil to fry


Mix all the ingredients together except the oil. Add 8 Tbsp. of water, mix into a dough. Cover and leave aside for 1/2 an hour.

On a slightly greased surface knead the dough for about 10 minutes until soft. Divide the dough into 10 ping pong size balls, and roll each into a puri. Set aside.

Heat oil in a deep pan.When the oil is hot reduce heat. Fry until golden yellow. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towel. Serve with potato curry or butter. Have it as a snack.

Servings: 5
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

By Dorty from SA

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful

I so wish I could afford to splurge on the spices here that I don't have on hand right now :-( I will keep this recipe for future and give it a try because it sounds so yummy! :-) Thank you for posting it!

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful

Sounds delicious, thanks. When you say "oil for frying", how deep should the oil be? Thanks.

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October 16, 20090 found this helpful

What is a puri? Thanks!

<b>Editor's Note: </b> Puri is a South Asian unleavened bread that is usually served with breakfast.

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