Masala Puri Chaat

By 4pm in Bangalore you can find local pani puri stands buzzing with people just to savor masala puri its an excellent snack at very affordable price.  My aunt being in the food industry gave me her recipe for masala puri. Its very tasty and spicy bet all gravy lovers will enjoy this...there is a lot of preparation to do prior i would suggest to prepare the gravy masala  day ahead and refrigerate it really tastes good the next day
Ingredients For Masala Gravy:
1 Cup Cooked Pigeon Peas
or Fresh cooked green peas can be substituted.
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Desicated Coconut
2 Strands Javitri(mace)
1 Inch Stick Cinnamon
2 Pinch Nut Meg
2 Cardamom
2-3 Cloves
Small Piece Marati Moggu
1/4 Tsp Pepper Power
1/2 Tsp Turmeric and Chat Masala
A pinch Cumin and Carom Powder
1 Tbsp Chili Powder

  • Dry roast the whole spices and coconut to light pink color.
  • Add the dry roasted spices and cooked dal to a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups water to liquidize the dal mixture.
  •  Strain the dal using a sieve. 
  •  Transfer the dal to a heavy bottom pot and bring to a boil add salt and the dry masala chili powder, pepper powder, chat masala, turmeric, carom powder and cumin powder stir well and reduce a bit 

  • Once the gravy is done prepare the masala puri right away.
Ingredients to prepare masala puri:
Store bought Puri
1 Boiled Potato (Crumbled)
1 Cup Boiled Green Peas 
Tamarind Chutney Please Click here for recipe
Mint ChutneyClick Here for recipe
2 Large Onions (Finely Chopped)
2 Tomatoes (d seeded and chopped into small cubes)
Store bought Kara Sev
Masala Gravy

  • In a plate crumble 8 to 10 puri add the peas.
  • Ladle the gravy over the peas.
  • Add the boiled potatoes over the gravy.
  • Add tomatoes and  add mint and tamarind chutney over the tomatoes.
  • Add chopped onions and garnish with kara sev serve hot...Enjoy...:)

Do view my demo video and try it yourself...:)


  1. ooh ! thanks sooo much for posting this Vidya... had been looking for 'gaadi' masala puri - bangalore style :-)
    bookmarking this nw..

    Sizzling Tastebuds
    Event : Microwave Easy Cooking (MEC)

  2. Oh Vidya you're simply magnificent!

  3. Thanks so much for posting such a mouthwatering recipe.Had been looking for this recipe for ages.Have to try this weekend.Can't wait more....

  4. Hi Vidya, first time here and I landed straight on the tempting masala puri, looks and sounds tempting.



  5. pls tell me which tur dal r which dal for gravy u pasted wit sum spices

    1. Thoovar ki dhal is what i've used for the gravy you can prepare the same with moong dhal try the recipe out and post your comment...thanks for visiting happy cooking...:)

  6. wow searched recpie more than 5 yrs

    1. Glad you finally got it give it a try you'll like it happy cooking...:)

  7. Hi Vidya

    Thank you very much for posting such an authentic recipe!! I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for masala puri recipe as the chaats in UK don't taste the same like in India and very expensive too when compared to home.
    I followed your recipe for the Masala puri, pani puri, mint chutney and tamarind chutney to the T. It turned out so well, I can't find enough words to thank you and tell you how happy my friends and I were eating it.

    1. Your most welcome dear so sweet of you to respond back...glad you like it...♥

  8. Hi Vidya....thanks tonnes for the recipie ,will try this husband is gonna love confident...thanks....

  9. Thank you so much, looking for this recipe for a such a long time.

  10. Hi I just tried your recipe everything went on good except the was tasting bitter n I had to throw it away.I followed ur recipe to the t.pls tell me what went wrong

    1. i dont know what went wrong please try preparing once more wishing you all the best...:)

  11. I tried making this and really came out very well. Tasted very yummy. Thank you

  12. hi vidya.. thanks for the recipe.. but i wanted to know whether we can add onion and tomato to the gravy.. someone else told me to add this. is it required or not?

    1. Hi ashwini you can surely add onion and tomato in the gravy..:)


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