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Healthy and Delicious Indian Street Foods: How to Make Masala Puri Chaat

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Masala Puri Chaat

Masala Puri Chaat

Nutritious and Delightful Snack to Enjoy the Evening!

Masala puri chaat is one of my favorite evening snacks. Many times I enjoy this dish in restaurants or on food streets. However, sometimes I prepare it for my family during weekends.

Green peas gravy is the base of this snack. Once you make the gravy, you are almost done! Making the gravy in a pressure cooker saves cooking time. Also, the pressure-cooked green peas have a nice smooth texture. I made masala puri chaat for 6 people in about an hour.

For making masala puri chaat, soak dried green peas in water at least for 10 hours and buy puris from the grocery store before beginning the recipe.

Now, I will show you in detail how to make masala puri chaat.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

45 min

1 hour 5 min

6 servings

Ingredients for Making Masala Puri Chaat

For the Gravy:

  • 1 cup dried green peas, soaked in the water for 10 hours
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 4 green chilies
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon jaggery powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or as needed

For serving (per serve):

  • 8 puris
  • 1 teaspoon sev, for topping
  • 1 teaspoon onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet and sour chutney, optional, I served

Instructions

  1. Soak dried green peas in water for 10 hours or overnight. The next morning, drain the water.
  2. Add green peas, water, some salt, some oil, and peeled potatoes into a pressure cooker.
  3. Cook it up to 4 whistles and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Keep aside.
  4. Take out the potatoes. Mash them.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in the ginger, garlic, and chopped onions. Saute them for a minute. Add mint leaves and coriander leaves. Continue sauteing until they wilt. Turn off the heat.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a mixer or blender. Add chopped tomatoes and green chilies to it. Grind to get a smooth paste.
  7. Add it to the same pan. Saute until it becomes almost dry. Add garam masala powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, amchur powder, chaat masala, and jaggery.
  8. Saute it for a few seconds. Add the cooked green peas and mashed potatoes. Boil the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Now, the gravy for making masala puri chaat is ready!
  9. For serving masala puri chaat, crush the puris and spread it on a serving plate. Stir the gravy nicely before serving. Add 4 to 6 tablespoons of it to the crushed puris.
  10. If you have sweet-sour chutney at home, add a little. If you don't have one, skip it.
  11. Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves, and fine sev or crunchy tidbits.
  12. Serve it hot. Enjoy this healthy and delightful snack in the evening!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Cook the soaked green peas and potatoes in a pressure cooker with some salt and oil. Cook up to 4 whistles and simmer for 2 minutes. Take out the potatoes and mash them. Keep aside.

Step one: Cook the soaked green peas and potatoes in a pressure cooker with some salt and oil. Cook up to 4 whistles and simmer for 2 minutes. Take out the potatoes and mash them. Keep aside.

Step two: Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Saute the chopped onions, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and mint leaves as per instructions. Add it to a blender. Add green chilies and tomatoes.

Step two: Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Saute the chopped onions, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and mint leaves as per instructions. Add it to a blender. Add green chilies and tomatoes.

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Grind to get a smooth paste.

Grind to get a smooth paste.

The paste.

The paste.

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Step three: Saute the paste in the same pan.

Step three: Saute the paste in the same pan.

When the paste becomes almost dry, add jaggery, red chili powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder (optional) chaat masala, and turmeric powder. Saute it for a few seconds.

When the paste becomes almost dry, add jaggery, red chili powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder (optional) chaat masala, and turmeric powder. Saute it for a few seconds.

Add it to the pressure cooker containing cooked green peas.

Add it to the pressure cooker containing cooked green peas.

Step four: Add mashed potatoes to it. Add remaining salt. Boil the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat. Now, the gravy for making masala puri chaat is ready!

Step four: Add mashed potatoes to it. Add remaining salt. Boil the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat. Now, the gravy for making masala puri chaat is ready!

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Step five: Crush 6-8 puris. Spread it on a deep bottomed plate.

Step five: Crush 6-8 puris. Spread it on a deep bottomed plate.

Add 4-6 tablespoons of the gravy on it. Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves and thin sev. Serve hot. Enjoy this healthy and delightful snack in the evening!

Add 4-6 tablespoons of the gravy on it. Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves and thin sev. Serve hot. Enjoy this healthy and delightful snack in the evening!

Masala Puri Chaat

Masala Puri Chaat

Comments

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on February 24, 2020:

Thanks, Kathryn Worthington, for your sweet words. This dish is nutritious and delicious as well. Please try it!

Kathryn Worthington from Oxford, UK on February 24, 2020:

This looks delicious! Definately one to add to my list of dishes to try!

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on February 23, 2020:

Thank you!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 23, 2020:

Good article. Nice recipe.

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