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How to Make Indian Street Food Masala Puri Chaat

Updated on February 23, 2020
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Masala Puri Chaat
Masala Puri Chaat

A Nutritious and Delightful Snack to Enjoy the Evening!

Masala puri chaat is one of my favorite evening snacks. Many times, I buy them in a restaurant or food street. Sometimes, I make this snack at home during weekends. For making this snack, you have to make green peas gravy. Once you make the green peas gravy, you are almost done!

Making this gravy in a pressure cooker saves cooking time. Also, green peas cooked this way will have a nice texture. I made masalapurichaat for 6 people, and it took me about an hour.

For making masalapurichaat you have to soak dried green peas in the water at least for 10 hours. Also, don't forget to buy puris from the grocery store!

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

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Serves 6 people

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

  • Soak dried green peas in water for 10 hours or overnight. The next morning, drain the water.
  • Add green peas, water, some salt, some oil, and peeled potatoes into a pressure cooker.
  • Cook it up to 4 whistles and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Keep aside.
  • Take out the potatoes. Mash them.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the mixture to a mixer or blender. Add chopped tomatoes and green chilies to it. Grind to get a smooth paste.
  • 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.
  • Saute it for a few seconds. Add the cooked green peas and mashed potatoes. Boil the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off heat. Now, the gravy for making masala puri chaat is ready!
  • For serving masalapurichaat, crush the puris and spread on a serving plate. Stir the gravy nicely before serving. Add 4 to 6 tablespoons of it on the crushed puris.
  • If you have sweet-sour chutney at home, add a little. If you don't have, skip it.
  • Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves, and fine sev.
  • Serve it hot. Enjoy this healthy and delightful snack in the evening!

Note:

1. I added 1/4 teaspoon of amchur powder (dry mango powder) in the green peas gravy. It's optional. To balance the taste, I used it. You can skip it if you like the taste without that.

2. If you are using sweet-sour chutney while serving, no need to add dry mango powder to the gravy.

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.
Grind to get a smooth paste.
Grind to get a smooth paste.
The paste.
The paste.
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!
puri
puri
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

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 35
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 84 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 months ago from Bengaluru

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

  • Kathryn Worthington profile image

    Kathryn Worthington 

    3 months ago from Oxford, UK

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

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thank you!

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    Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

    3 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

    Good article. Nice recipe.

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