Street Food Series: Masala Puri Recipe


I've already posted masala puri recipe during my early years of blogging. Over the years I found out that this masala puri is not as complicated as it seems and the recipe I posted earlier contains a lot of ingredients no doubt it is healthy and tasty but the actual masala puri is a very simple recipe to prepare. There are two variations green chilly based gravy or red chilly based gravy. Today I'm posting green chilly based masala puri, I will also be posting the red chilly masala gravy soon.


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Ingredients:
2 Cups Frozen Peas or Fresh Peas (We can also use dried peas which is soaked and cooked ahead of time)
1 Onion
1/2 Bunch Coriander Leaves and stems
2 Green Chillies
2 Inch Ginger
1/2 Tbsp Cumin
2 Tbsp Roasted Bengal Gram
1 Tbsp Chaat Masala
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
Salt as per taste...

Method:
In a heavy bottom pan or wok add the peas along with 1/4 tsp salt and 2 cups water place on medium flame cover and cook the peas.

In a mixer jar add the onion, coriander leaves, ginger, cumin and asafoetida add 2 tbsp water and grind to form a smooth paste.

Once the peas are half done add the ground masala to the peas and cook till peas are mushy and well done. Always check for salt and adjust salt as per taste. Finish the peas gravy with chaat masala bring to rapid boil and reserve...We can prepare this gravy ahead of time and store in airtight container refrigerated and use as required.




Lets Assemble Masala Puri
We can use store bought pani puri or papdi for this recipe. I've already posted easy to prepare papdi recipe for  please click the link above to follow the recipe. 

Always pre plan and prep all the condiments for this recipe like chutney, papdi and masala it will be easy assembly while serving. If the gravy is to thick while serving always use pani puri pani to dilute or use just warm water but make sure to adjust chaat masala and salt in the gravy.

Ingredients to prepare masala puri:
2 Cups Peas Masala
4 Papdis
Coriander Chutney
2 Grated Carrots
1 Large Finely Chopped Onion
1 Large Finely Chopped Tomato
8 Sprigs Coriander Leaves
Kara Sev or Omapodi
Chaat masala as required. 

Assemble: Make sure the peas gravy is piping hot while serving. In a plate crumble and add the papdis, top the papdi with peas gravy and coriander chutney. Garnish with grated carrots, onion, tomato, kara sev and coriander finally sprinkle some chaat masala and serve hot.

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