Masala Puri Recipe (Tikhi puri)

Masala puri recipe / Tikhi puri recipe – few spices are added to the plain poori dough just to add some flavor and also to make it spicy.

Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

Dear hubby always prefers roti or paratha over the poori. So I rarely make this. But I grew up in the family where I get to eat it often. My mom makes basic poori whenever we have guest over for lunch/dinner or on special occasions.

But when it comes to the tikhi puri or masala puri, she usually make this for picnic or travelling. She also pack some sukhi bhaji (dry potato dish) and some pickle or chunda to go with it. The best thing is that you can have this as a snack as well with cup of tea. Or you can have it as a meal with potato side dish.

Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

Yea these pooris taste good and texture stays soft even if it is not piping hot. To get this result, you need to store them in container while it is warm. If you let it cool down completely and store then it will become chewy.

Check out other puri recipes
Rajgira puri  //  Singhare ki puri  // Crispy masala puri  //  Farsi puri


How to make Masala puri recipe or tikhi puri recipe :


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1) Take whole wheat flour (atta) in a bowl. Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.

2) Mix well.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

3) Add oil and mix till incorporated well using your fingertips.

4) Now start adding little water at a time and keep kneading the dough.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

5) Keep kneading till you get smooth and tight dough (NOT SOFT like chapati/roti dough).

6) Cover it with another bowl or plate or plastic wrap. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

7) After resting time knead the dough once again. Divide the mixture in 24-25 equal portions, Make smooth ball and then flatten it out between your palm.

8) Work with one flatten disc at a time.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

9) Roll into 2-3 inch diameter circle. It should not be too thin or too thick. Never use any dry flour while rolling as a dusting. Otherwise flour will burn while frying and then that burnt black flour particle will stick to the next poori.

10) Roll few pooris and keep them in a plate, also keep them covered with kitchen napkin. poori should be rolled at even thickness. If it is thin from one side and at some part it is thick then it will not puff up while frying.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

11) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot slice one poori into hot oil.

12) By very gentle pressing using back of slotted spatula fry them. It will help poori to puff up.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

13) As it is puffed up and bottom side is light brown meaning no more bubbles in the oil. Then flip it.

14) Fry the other side until it is light golden brown in color. Do not fry for long time otherwise it will get crispy and hard with dark brown in color. we don’t want that.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

15) Remove it from the oil using slotted spoon

16) Place on paper towel lined plate. fry all the pooris same way and serve.
Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

I have mentioned all the possible tips in the instructions above, so you will get success to get perfectly puffed pooris. If you want all the tips like a summary, you can check the tips section of my plain poori recipe.

Storing the pooris: masala puri are best served fresh. If you are making it for travelling or picnic then Store them in insulated container while it is still warm. If you let it cool completely before storing then it will get chewy.

Serving suggestion: Serve this masala puri with any potato side dish like dum aloo, sukhi bhaji, aloo tamatar ki sabji, batatyachi bhaji. Or you can have this as a snack or breakfast with tea.

Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe

Masala Puri Recipe | How to make Masala poori | Tikhi puri recipe
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Masala Puri Recipe (Tikhi puri recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 25 no.
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons Oil + more for frying
  • ¾ cup Water

Instructions

Making the dough:

  1. Take whole wheat flour (atta) in a bowl. Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well.
  2. Add oil and mix till incorporated well using your fingertips.
  3. Now start adding little water at a time and keep kneading the dough.
  4. Keep kneading till you get smooth and tight dough (NOT SOFT like chapati/roti dough).
  5. Cover it with another bowl or plate or plastic wrap. Let it rest for 15 minutes.

Making masala puri recipe:

  1. After resting time knead the dough once again.
  2. Divide the mixture in 24-25 equal portions, Make smooth ball and then flatten it out between your palm.
  3. Work with one flatten disc at a time. Roll into 2-3 inch diameter circle. It should not be too thin or too thick.
  4. Roll few pooris and keep them in a plate, also keep them covered with kitchen napkin.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot slice one poori into hot oil.
  6. By very gentle pressing using back of slotted spatula fry them. It will help poori to puff up.
  7. As it is puffed up and bottom side is light brown meaning no more bubbles in the oil.
  8. Then flip it. Fry the other side until it is light golden brown in color.
  9. Remove it from the oil using slotted spoon
  10. Place on paper towel lined plate.
  11. Fry rest of them similarly

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