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
Method of Preparation:
- Wheat flour – 2 cups
- Rava – 1 tbsp (optional)
- Salt – 1/2 tsp
- Water – 1/2 cup (aprroximately)
- Oil – For frying
- 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
- Mix wheat flour, rava, salt and water to get a smooth dough. The should be slightly stiff.
- Cover and set aside for half an hour. Divide the dough into small balls.
- Roll the ball into thin circular shapes (palm size).
- Heat oil in a pan and and deep fry the puris, slightly press them inside the oil and turn them once until golden brown.
- Drain them on a paper towel.
- Serve hot with masala.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
- After they splutter add asafoetida, curry leaves, channa dal, and urad dal.
- Fry them till they become gloden yellow and add the green chillies followed by ginger, garlic and onions.
- Fry till they become translucent and add the tomatoes followed by salt.
- When the tomatoes become soft, add the turmeric powder and sambar powder.
- Fry for 2 minutes and add some water.
- When the water starts to boil and the potatoes by mashing them.
- 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.