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*Masala puri with Moong

Masala Puri with Moong

"Variety is the spice of life",as it is aptly said,everybody likes change. So lets take a break from the daily routine of eating roti or rice everyday and try this recipe. I am sure you all will like this recipe. I am not a huge fan of plain puris,but when it comes to garma garam masala puri with moong sabji I cannot resist it.....its one of my favourites!!

Its been quite a long time I haven't eaten masala puri. It reminds of my mom,she makes very tasty masala puri. So I thought why not make it myself...and believe me they came out so tasty.I was so happy that I could make it like my mom does. So friends,I want to share the recipe with you all.

Try it and u will love it!!!

Masala Puri


  • Wheat flour 2 cups
  • Oil 2 tsp + frying
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 2 tsp
  • Corainder-cumin seeds powder 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Ajwain 1-2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds 1-2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) a pinch
  • Cilantro (corainder) Optional

  • Sieve the wheat flour.

  • Add all the above ingredients,mix well.

  • Knead it into a firm dough by adding enough water.(The dough should be harder than the chapati/roti dough.)

  • Cover it and keep it aside for about 20-30 minutes.

  • Lightly knead it once more.Make small balls and roll out small puris.

  • Heat oil in the frying pan and fry the puris.

Serve them hot with your favourite curry. I would recommend to have moong sabji with it. Masala puri and moong sabji compliment each other very well.Just try it once!!!

Whole moong or Green gram is considered as an important food specially for the vegetarians,as it contains about 20-25% protein.But their biological value improves in the presence of certain essential amino acids which are supplemented from cereals.Hence proteins when combined with cereals have enhanced nutritional value.This recipe is one such example.

Here's the moong sabji recipe.


  • Whole moong(whole green gram) 1 cup
  • Oil/ghee 1 tsp
  • Tomato(small) 1
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Corainder-cumin seeds powder 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) a pinch
  • Curry leaves 4-5Salt
  • Lemon juice for taste
  • Cilantro (corainder) to garnish


  • Wash the whole moong and pressure cook it to 3 whistles.

  • Do not drain the water,instead use it for making the sabji as it's very nutritious.

  • Cut tomato into small pieces.

  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan,add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves and asafoetida.

  • Add boiled moong with the water and rest of the ingredients,except cilantro.

  • Allow to simmer for sometime,covered.Once it starts to boil,put off the flame.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve it with garma garam puris.

Serves 2-3

You can also serve this sabji with roti or rice.


Zalak said...

Awesome! It is indeed one of the most mouth watering dishes to eat!

Great going Sis! Keep it up! This will do wonders!

Wish u luck! :D

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Hey lovely looking recipe... :) Iam not a fan or puri.. will this taste good as chapati?... let me try :D

Shubha Ravikoti said...

thanx for ur comments on my blog i really appreciate it..:)

aneela said...

this is one of my favourite dishes... wonderful...it's really a very good initiative isha...

I will defnt'ly try this....keep on posting more n more recipes..

wish u all the best dear!!

easycrafts said...

Thats a nice looking healthy dish...will surely try it out


Those little puris are so lovely. Moong is a healthy alternative to the Puri Kilangu (Potato-onion dish) that I usually make with Puri. Very nice blog.