Friday, July 19, 2013

Masala Poori-Masala Puri Chaat Recipe-Easy Chaat Recipes

Masala puri chaat is one of the most popular chaat recipe and can be easily prepared at home. It  is one of my kid's favorite chaat. They enjoyed  it so much that day. It can be served as a snack or an appetizer or a meal by itself. Today we will learn how to make masala puri chaat following this easy recipe. 

Masala Puri Chaat

Masala Poori Chaat Recipe

Masala Poori Chaat Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 3
 Recipe CategoryChaat Recipes
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   How to make the Ragda or the masala puri gravy

   Ingredients needed for the Ragda

   Dried white peas - 3/4 cup (you can use green peas also)
   Onion - 1 medium size
   Tomato -1 medium size
   Green chillies- 2 medium size
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Garlic - 4 cloves
   Salt needed
   Oil - 1 tbsp

   Spice powder

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1-2 tsp (I used home made chilli powder)
   Coriander powder -2 tsp
   Cumin powder/jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
   Kitchen King masala -1 1/2 tsp (available ready made-I used Everest brand)

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp

   For garnishing-

   Coriander leaves-finely chopped- few

   Ingredients needed for the masala poori chaat

   Ingredients needed

   Crush pooris - 7- 8 for a plate
   Ragda as needed (ragda should be piping hot)
   Chaat masala
   Chilli powder
   Cumin powder
   Green chutney - 2 tsp
   Sweet chutney - 1 tsp
   Very finely chopped onions
   Coriander leaves finely chopped
   Grated carrot

Preparation - (paste -1)

Wash and soak peas overnight or for 5-6 hours in enough water.

Pressure cook with a pinch of turmeric powder, salt needed, 1 crushed garlic and 1/2 tsp chilli powder until soft.

Leave it to cool. Grind half of the cooked peas to a coarse paste and keep it aside.

Preparation - (paste 2)

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger.

Saute until onions turn light brown. This is a very important step. You can add a little salt to quicken up the process. Saute continuously for even browning.

Add green chillies and saute for a few more seconds.

Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes become mushy. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Grind it to a fine paste and keep it ready.


Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add paste 2 (onion tomato mixture) and saute nicely for 2-3 minutes.

Add all the spice powder and saute for a few more minutes.

Add paste 1 (peas paste) and saute for a few seconds.

Then add the rest of the cooked peas along with water.You can add 1-1 1/2 more cup of water, salt needed and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. The ragda should be a little watery. Garnish with coriander leaves.

How to assemble masala puri chaat

How to serve Masala poori

Crush pooris on a plate. Pour 2-3 ladles of piping hot ragda over the puri. Sprinkle chaat masala, chilli powder and cumin powder. 

Drizzle a little green chutney and sweet chutney over it.

Sprinkle a generous amount of  finely chopped onions.

Top it with finely chopped coriander leaves, grated carrot, sev and enjoy it piping hot.

Note - Masala Puri tastes great only if the masala is hot, so heat the masala well before serving.

Ragda can also be used as a side dish for chapati, poori and parathas.

You can use papdi also instead of puri.

More Chaat Recipes 

Dahi vada 

Pav Bhaji 

Pani Puri

Bhel Puri 

Dahi Papdi Chaat 

Peanut Chaat 

Masala corn (corn chaat)

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  1. Ahh.. I love the chaat itmes so much.. Thanks for posting them dear :)

  2. urs making me hungry Padhu....

  3. mmm.... my favorite chaat. Mouthwatering....

  4. It's raining and this dish is perfect fto enjoy it

  5. MMM I love masala pooris. Specially when it rains its a great dish! Love chat any time of the day!


  6. Super delicious chaat..Looks too good Padhu :)

  7. Mouthwatering chat, looks so yummy.

  8. step by step instructions make easily understanding. good guidance.easy to prepare in the home with ur help. thanks a lot.

  9. I tried this recipe today and it came out very well. I had actually tried out so many of your recipes and all have come out well. A very big thanks to you for this useful blog.

  10. I made this today and oh my god! It was so yummy. Just like roadside chaat style. Thanks Padhu!

  11. Hi Padma.. ( No I won't call u Padhu..;) ..) thanks for the wonderful blog.. after going thro' many recipes n different blogs yours was the one best fit for preparing masala puri.. n believe me it was so yummy.. I cursed myself for preparing it only in half the qty.. It was finished off in a jiffy n now I am a regular to watch your blog..Love..

  12. need to eat on kids' favorites with my hands..thank u

  13. Superb chaat...Came out really well...
    Thanks a ton Padhu... :)

  14. Replies
    1. It is home made. I have given the link. Anyway here is the recipe of Green Chutney

  15. Superb..i tried this recipe and came out very well...

  16. Was looking everywhere for this style of making masala puri - having tried it myself a long time ago. Thank you for the recipe!

  17. Thischat item doesn't come under the north indian cuisine.. its very much from Bengaluru..

  18. I soaked the dried white peas and cooked them in pressure cooker. They taste slightly bitter. How to get rid of the bitter taste?

    1. This is a keeper recipe. I prepare this often even as side dish for chapati. The problem must be with the dried white peas. Maybe old stock. Try buying some other brand.


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