Masala Puri (Bangalore street style)

This was my second attempt with masala puri. The first attempt had the same spices but in different quantities, I adjusted them better this time to suit our taste. Due to heavy rains, our regular masala puri gaadi has gone off the streets :( Hence, I made this at home. This is the favourite chaat in our house. I must say this turned out just like the streetside masala puri.

Masala puri

Grind all spices with coconut and dal

Ingredients for masala puri

Masala gravy

Crush the flat puris

Add all the other ingredients on the flat puris and enjoy masala puri

Masala Puri (Bangalore street style)

popular street food made from puri, peas and a spicy gravyPopular street side chaat / snack consisting of flat puris topped with peas, spicy masala, onions, tomatoes and sev.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:          South Indian
Prep Time:     8 Hours (includes peas soaking time)
Cook time:     60 minutes
Yield:              2-3 servings


1/2 cup dried Green Peas
1/2 cup cooked Toor Dal
1/2 cup fresh Coconut
1" piece
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
4-5 Black Peppercorns
3 Marathi moggu
1 Mace (Japatre/ Javitri)
A small piece Nutmeg (jayikayi)(Grated) (I used around 1/8th tsp)
1-2 Cloves
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 Onions
1 Tomato
A handful of fresh Coriander Leaves
1 cup Avalakki mixture (Recipe in this blog) or 1/2 cup Sev
15-20 Flat puris (Recipe for baked flat puris is in this blog)


  • Soak the dried green peas overnight.
  • Pressure cook them with around 2 cups of water. It takes around 2-3 whistles to be done.
  • Drain the water and keep aside. Do not throw out this water.
  • Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, pepper, marathi moggu, mace and nutmeg for 2 mins in a kadhai
  • Grind into a powder
  • Add the coconut and red chilli powder and using a little water used to boil the peas in, make a fine paste
  • Add the cooked dal and 1 tbsp. of green peas and grind until smooth
  • Add the paste into a kadhai and add a little more of the green peas water
  • Add salt and cook until desired consistency is achieved. The gravy should not be too thin. It should hot and spicy like the street side gravy.
  • Now to make the masala puri, spread out the puris on a plate. Using your hands lightly crush the puris.
  • Ladle out the gravy on the puri and add the boiled green peas
  • Top with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and avalakki mixture
  • Enjoy a Bangalore street side masala puri 


  1. Hi
    Thanks so much for your recipe. I made just now and felt my dream come true. Instead of puris, I used whole wheat khakras.. Turned out to be completely healthy and awesome taste. Thanks so much.

    1. I'm so happy to hear that. The khakra is such a nice idea. I'll try it out too.

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