The recipe that I have shown here Masala Puri is one of the simplest snack dishes. The ingredients are already there in your kitchen. You can make these pooris in no time and then store it for 15 to 20 days. These crunchy and crispy poori goes really well with a cup of tea.
This Puri is also known as Teekhi puri and is widely prepared in Gujarati homes. While making chaats like sev puri or bhel puri these puris can be replaced with store bought maida puri. These masala puris are prepared from whole wheat flour along with some spices. As it is teekhi puri it has little spicy taste. During Diwali or any other festive season these puris make a great snack option.
You can adjust the spiciness of these puris as per your taste.
Crispy Masala Puri/Poori :
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Sooji (semolina) – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Cumin seed (jeera) – 1/2 tsp
Carom seed (ajwain) – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) – a pinch
Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil to fry
- In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients wheat flour, sooji, salt, cumin seeds, carom seeds, asafoetida, and red chilly powder.
- Add oil to the flour mix and rub with your fingers to mix it well. Add the water little at a time, making into a firm dough.
- Cover the dough and set aside for about 10 minutes or more.
- Take a small lemon sized dough and roll the puris into 3 inch circles.
- Prick each puri with a fork in 3 to 4 places, so that the puris will not puff while frying.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
- Put the puri in hot oil and fry them until both sides are a light golden-brown. Take them out over paper towel and repeat the process.