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Masala Puri Chaat Recipe | Bangalore Street Style Masala Puri Recipe [Video]


Masala Puri is a popular street food in Bangalore that is made by topping crushed crispy puris with boiled peas, spicy coconut masala gravy, finely chopped vegetables and Sev. Vegan and delicious!

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bangalore street food masala puri chat

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Street Food?

To me, it used to be Pani Puri, but since I moved to Bangalore, it has always been Masala Puri. The cozy spicy warmth of Masala Puri is perfect for these rainy evenings.

I was introduced to this by Raj. In fact, this doubled up as his dinner most days. He had a regular street vendor who made the best Masala Puri I've ever eaten. Unfortunately, the guy relocated and we never found out where. Since then I've been on the quest to find the perfect recipe to make it at home. And I arrived at this recipe. I first posted it 6 years ago, in July 2013, but the recipe was different back then. I have hence, updated the recipe and this is as close as I have gotten to the street version.

bangalore street food masala puri chat

What is Masala Puri? 

Masala Puri is a “chaat” or street food that originated in Karnataka. Masala Puri is spicy, warm, vegan snack that is a mix of various textures. It is made of crispy puris, green peas, a spicy gravy, sev and fresh vegetables.

The base of the Masala Puri is the crispy puris, the ones used to make Pani Puri. These puris are crushed to make a base, so you can use all the puris that did not fluff up or ones that have holes in them. If you don’t have access to puris, you can use any savory crispy base, like chips, papdi, crackers or even papads. Preferably, something plain and not flavoured. 

The crushed puris are topped with boiled green peas. Dried green peas are used and never fresh peas. The taste of the two varies significantly, hence use the dried ones only. The dried peas are rehydrated overnight and then cooked with a little salt until completely cooked. 

This is then topped with the masala gravy. This gravy is what flavours the masala puri. The gravy is made by blending roasted whole spices with coconut and a little of the cooked green peas. The blended paste is then salted and simmered to develop flavour. I have made different versions of the gravy, sometimes I add in the cinnamon and the cloves, and sometimes I leave it out. Which is why I have marked them optional in the recipe below. Masala Puri is always served warm to hot, so heat up the gravy before serving. 

This is then topped with a mix of finely chopped vegetables like onions, tomatoes, carrots and coriander leaves and Sev. Sev is a deep fried gram flour noodles. The end result is a warm spicy bowl of comfort.

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Masala Puri Recipe | Bangalore Street Food Style Masala Puri Recipe


bangalore street food masala puri chatMasala Puri is a popular street food in Bangalore that is made by topping crushed crispy puris with boiled peas, spicy coconut masala gravy, finely chopped vegetables and sev. Vegan and delicious. 

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     8 Hours (includes soaking time)
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     8 Hours 50 Minutes
Yield:                Serves 3-4

Ingredients:


1 cup dried Green Peas
0.75 cup grated Coconut
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
0.5 tsp Cumin
4-5 Black Peppercorns
2 Marathi moggu
1 Mace (Japatre/ Javitri)
Pinch of Nutmeg (jayikayi)(Grated)
0.5" Cinnamon piece (Optional)
2 Cloves (Optional)
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste
Water as required
1 small Onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 Carrot, grated
Sev to serve
20-25 Puri to serve

Method:


1. Soak the dried green peas for 8 hours. After 8 hours, boil the green peas in salted water until completely cooked.
2. To make the masala, dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mace, nutmeg, peppercorns, marathi moggu, cinnamon (if using) and cloves (if using) for 2 minutes on low heat. 
3. Grind together the roasted spices, grated coconut, 0.5 cups of cooked peas and 1 tsp red chilli powder with a little water until smooth.
4. Pour the blended masala into a kadhai and add 1 cup of water and allow to come to a boil. Add salt to taste and more red chilli powder (if required). Simmer on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
5. To assemble the masala puri, take 6-7 puris in a plate and crush them. Top with the cooked peas, masala gravy, grated carrots, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander and sev.
6. Serve immediately.




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Jain Pav Bhaji [no onion, garlic, potato]


Jain Pav Bhaji has a bhaji (curry) made with raw banana or plantain. Jain Pav Bhaji is made without potatoes, onions, ginger or garlic. The bhaji is served along with buttered pav.

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jain pav bhaji made without onion, garlic and potatoes

Yay! It's friday and I had an awesome evening. I logged off early for the day as I finished my work early. Which was a delight after several days of stress. I decided to take some time off for myself.

And when I want to relax and enjoy some me time, I visit food markets. Yes, nothing can excite me more than seeing the options in food and props out there. A true blue food blogger at heart. So I went to FoodHall and window shopped a lot there. Finally picked up some great looking sourdough bread and some exotic flavored cream cheese for my breakfast tomorrow. So looking forward to the morning, I can't wait for the night to fly through.

Going forward to my recipe of the day - Jain Pav Bhaji. Pav Bhaji is a popular street food that most probably originated out of Mumbai or just got super popular in Mumbai. Hence, its mostly called Mumbai Pav Bhaji. The "Bhaji" refers to a spicy curry made with mashed vegetables that is usually served with lots of butter and chopped onions and a quarter of a lime to be eaten along with a fluffy light square bread called "Pav". The bhaji is usually made of potatoes and other mixed vegetables like capsicum, carrot, onions, tomatoes etc. But this recipe is unique because it does not use any root vegetables, which are the base of a regular Mumbai Pav Bhaji.

jain pav bhaji made without onion, garlic and potatoes

The first "dharma" or principle of Jainism, an ancient religion in India, preaches non violence. While I was aware of Jainism, marrying a Jain guy brought me closer to this way of life. I started noticing life more where I would never have. I now make sure I look down when I walk in gardens and on garden paths, just so that I don't stamp an ant or a caterpillar. But life, in Jainism is not limited to animals or insects, it also extends to vegetables and fruits. Those who follow the religion strictly refuse to eat anything that grows below the ground. Vegetables like garlic, ginger, onions, potatoes, carrots etc. Since uprooting the plant to eat the root, actually kills the plant as well as the microorganisms that thrive underground. While my new family isn't extremely strict and follows this diet only on festivals and other good occasions, there are a few friends who live their daily lives avoiding the root vegetables.

In the past when I thought of a Jain Pav Bhaji, I always thought it was Pav Bhaji that was made without onions and garlic, it never struck me that Potato is also a no-no. This time when Raj brought a lot of home grown raw Bananas from my in-law's place, I decided to do something different with them and attempt a Jain Pav Bhaji. I had never expected it to taste so similar to the regular Mumbai Pav Bhaji. I never missed the flavor of the garlic or the onions, it tasted the same as always.

jain pav bhaji made without onion, garlic and potatoes


jain pav bhaji made without onion, garlic and potatoes


jain pav bhaji made without onion, garlic and potatoes


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Jain Pav Bhaji Recipe


jain pav bhaji made without onion, garlic and potatoesJain Pav Bhaji has a bhaji (curry) made with raw banana or plantain. Jain Pav Bhaji is made without potatoes, onions, ginger or garlic. The bhaji is served along with buttered pav.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     40 minutes
Total time:     50 minutes
Yield:                Serves 3-4

Ingredients:


2 Raw Banana
3 Tomatoes
1 cup Cauliflower Florets
0.5 cup Green Peas
0.5 Capsicum
2 Tbsp Oil
2-3 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 Lime
Handful of Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Water as required
Butter to serve (Optional)

Method:


1. Cut the raw bananas into 3 large pieces. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook until completely cooked.
2. Drain and allow the bananas to cool.
3. Cut the cauliflower into florets and boil them along with the green peas until cooked. This can either be pressure cooked or in a open pot.
4. Drain and keep aside.
5. Once the bananas are cool, peel the bananas and roughly mash them.
6. Puree the tomatoes in a mixer/blender.
7. Heat oil in a large frying pan. You can also use a kadhai or a large tava.
8. Once the oil is hot, add in the pureed tomatoes and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent the tomatoes from burning.
9. Add in the turmeric powder and the pav bhaji masala. Pav bhaji masala is pretty spicy, so I recommend adding it by the spoonfuls and adjust according to taste.
10. Mix well and add in the mashed bananas, boiled cauliflower, peas and finely chopped capsicum.
11. Using a potato masher, mash the vegetables. Mash as per the consistency you want. If you want a chunky bhaji, mash roughly.
12. Add a little water and continue to mash until you get the desired consitency.
13. Add salt to taste and mix well. Add in the red chilli powder if using. You can also add more pav bhaji masala at this point. Mix well.
14. Cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes. Stir occassionally.
15. If the bhaji gets too dry, add a little water. If it is too watery, cook it longer so that the water evaporates.
16. Turn of the heat and add in the lime juice to taste.
17. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
18. Add a generous spoonful of butter to each plate while serving. Skip this step if making for a vegan crowd.
19. Serve with butter toasted Pav.




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