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Puri Masala / Indian Puffed Flat Bread with Potato Curry

In general everyone loves puri. When I was a kid I love to have puri on every sunday. The best combo is puri and potato masala. Potato masala is very easy to make and still I like to have it for sunday breakfast :).

Time of Preparation : 45 minutes (for poori and masala)
No of Servings : 3
Spice level : 3


For Puri:

  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Rava – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup (aprroximately)
  • Oil – For frying

For Masala:

  • Potatoes (boiled) – 3
  • Onion (thinly sliced lengthwise) – 1
  • Tomato (small roma tomato) – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies (slitted lengthwise) – 3 (according to spice level)
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp (grated)
  • Garlic – 2 cloves (pressed)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 2 tbsp
  • Split urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:
For Puri:

  1. Mix wheat flour, rava, salt and water to get a smooth dough. The should be slightly stiff.
  2. Cover and set aside for half an hour. Divide the dough into small balls.
  3. Roll the ball into thin circular shapes (palm size).
  4. Heat oil in a pan and and deep fry the puris, slightly press them inside the oil and turn them once until golden brown.
  5. Drain them on a paper towel.
  6. Serve hot with masala.

For Masala:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. After they splutter add asafoetida, curry leaves, channa dal, and urad dal.
  3. Fry them till they become gloden yellow and add the green chillies followed by ginger, garlic and onions.
  4. Fry till they become translucent and add the tomatoes followed by salt.
  5. When the tomatoes become soft, add the turmeric powder and sambar powder.
  6. Fry for 2 minutes and add some water.
  7. When the water starts to boil and the potatoes by mashing them.
  8. Simmer it for 5 minutes and garnish with coriander leaves.


  • I like to add lot of onions for the masala. Also I like to add lots of urad dhal and channa dal to get the crunchy feel.
  • I like add little sambar powder for the masala to give slight variation. If you dont want to add the sambar powder you can add one more green chilly.
  • Also for puris adding rava is totally optional. It will help to keep the fluffiness of the puris.
  • While rolling puris, instead of touching wheat flour (to avoid stickiness) I like to put by touching a drop of oil.


  1. Very enticing!!! That makes me drool & wanna go prepare some so I can relish them right away….. :p Good pics too…..

    Ash… πŸ™‚

  2. My favourite breakfast dish… I love this ..:) I t looks absolutely superb..:)

  3. Love puri!! I love how delicate these are – I’ve watched them being made before but never quite go the guts to do it…..

  4. love this for breakfast…bad that we cant have it everyday. total yum

  5. Thanks a lot for this recipe.Its Really yummy.This will be our next Sunday breakfast for sure.The new site looks good.

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  6. All time fav combo..Looks perfect…

  7. all time favourite. looks great

  8. Wow looks yummy….my fav combo..I posted it too today πŸ™‚

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  10. Super inviting poori masala,makes me hungry..

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  12. My favorite breakfast dish… I love this ..:) I t looks absolutely superb..:)

  13. Found your website the other day looking for South Indian recipes…and it’s making me so happy πŸ™‚ My kids are going to be thrilled to have this for breakfast tomorrow as it was their favorite Indian breakfast(or lunch) when we lived in Bangalore and they haven’t eaten it since we moved back to MN, which was 2 years ago! Thanks!

  14. a small suggestion…after adding potatoes add 1 tblspoon of besan flour mixed with half a cup of water and allow to boil to get the hotel taste.

    • Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestion. I tried. It has come out well. Will update soon.

  15. Thank you all!!