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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Masala Puri Chaat-Bangalore street snack!

I guess many people might not have heard of masala puri chaat? This is a tasty chaat from the streets of Bangalore.My evenings were never complete until I visit these cute chaat cart and order 1 plate masala puri then 1 more plate masala puri:-).Nice aroma from these colorfull chaat carts are filled in Bangalore streets.They make masala puri,pani puri,bhel,sev puri,dahi puri and much more creative chats with lots of variations.

Masala puri is a perfect combination of boiled dry peas,ragada(masala),crispy puris topped with chuteys,sev & chopped onion,tomato.

Cool evening breeze of bangalore and this warm masala puri!Huh!I miss it:-).I don't remember eating less than 4-5 plates of different chaats ! masala puri being my all time favourite.

We all must have loads and loads of memories attached with your family,friends,loved one's when we think of these chaat corners.





Above is the cute little colorfull chaat cart(chaat wallah,chaat gaadi(kannada)) that I  was talking about.A big pan of boiling peas,big crispy packets of puri,huge container filled with masala/ragada and much  more arranged in this small mobile cart & serving lots of snacks.Some people usually push it from street to street so they get to serve many people.

Next comes the pics of Chaat corners (stores)



Coming to the recipe part:

Masala(Ragada)




11/2 cup dry green peas soaked overnight and boiled
1 tspn roasted chana dal
1/2 tspn poppy seeds
1 Tbspn oil
1/2 tspn cumin seeds/jeera
2 bay leaf
3 pods star anise(not whole flower)
1 marati moggu
1/4 tspn fennel seeds
2 Tbspn cilantro(kothambari soppu)
4 dry red chilli(u can also use redchilly powder-add this directly while grinding)
1 green chilly
2 inch piece cinnamon
3 cloves
2 garlic pod

Looking at the ingredients now you know why its called masala puri! rite ,lots of spices...

1)Add oil in a pan,when medium hot add jeera,bay leaves,cinnamon,cloves,star anise,marati moggu fry for few seconds,add the fennel seeds.Then add red chilly,poppy seeds fry it and keep it aside.

2)Combine the boiled peas,above tempering and the remaining ingredients in the list.Lets blend it to a smooth puree by adding little at a time.You can use water while grinding to ease the process.

3)Add  2 cups water and bring it to boil in medium for 15-20 min and simmer it for 15 more min.Adjust water as it tend to thicken once boiled and cooled.While serving add 1 cup water and then heat up again.

4)If possible,refrigerate and  use it next day for best results.


Puri

For best results use puris used for pani puri.You can also use papdis.

Tamarind Chutney

Preparation







1)Add 6-7 pani puris/papdis in a plate.Crush them
2)Add 5 Tbspn boiled  salted dry green peas.Then big serving spoonful of  hot masala/ragada
3)Add 1 tspn tamarind chutney.Top it with sev,chopped onions,tomato,1 tspn yogurt.
4)No one can eat just 1 !:-)

And finally I always end up my chaats with a bowl of homemade mango ice cream.Remember those juice and chaat corners!Lets make this chaat and ice cream and enjoy evenings:-)


Bangalore has a lot of juice and chaat corners  and always used to order some milk shakes or ice creams after chaats . I usually end up with a bowl of super easy and yummy Mango Ice cream




36 comments:

  1. I am trying this recipie but please can you mention how much boiled peas do I add while grinding for ragda

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  2. And can you tell how many plates we could make with the above measurement?

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  3. Hi Sheela,

    This should give you abt 6 servings/plates

    Grind half of the boiled peas to prepare masala.Refridgerate and make it next day if possible.Let me know how did u like the taste:-).

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  4. Masala puri chaat looks very inviting. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes like this.

    On-going event: Dish it out: coconut and sugar/salt

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  5. Awesome!!! It came out and taste just like you get in Bangalore. Thank you so much for recipe.

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    1. Ur welcome dear....sharing some bangalore memories...

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  6. Awesome..will try it asap. Missing chat gaadi n ganesh fruit juice already��

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    1. love the combo.of chaats n juice...let me know once u try!!!

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    2. Turned out awesome..
      I had tried so many recipes to replicate the chaat gadi taste.....and now..i found one!! Thanks a ton

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    3. Glad u liked it:-).Now u can make healthy masale puri anytime.

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  7. Do we need to roast anise and marathi moggu when roasting other spices at the beginning or do we add them directly while pureeing the peas? Thanks

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    1. Hi dear asha,

      Yes we need to roast the star anise and marati moggu along with cinnamon cloves and other masala.

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  8. Omg! Came out just like namma bengaluru style ......thank you!

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    1. Thank you rakesh,Good to know you liked it...

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  9. tried this recipe.it tastes same as b'lore street chat.thanks for posting such a nice blog.Hope to see many more like this.

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  10. Thanks,happy that u liked it.Will definitely post some more Bangalore recipes

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  12. Thank you Shwetha!! Tried it.. It came out just like street wala masal puri :)

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    1. Thanks Nivedita..Hope you had a wonderful evening with masalpuri

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  13. Thank you for awesome masala puri recipe. This was the best ever I have tried.

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  14. i found this blog today, i love masala puri. i will try this recipe. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee laxmi nagar

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  15. It was so yummy. Thank u very much for d recipe. Me n my husband loved it☺️

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    1. Happy to see your comment,glad you liked it

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  16. Hello. Thank you for the recipe.. is there anything I can substitute Marathi moggu with? I'm having trouble finding it where I stay.

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    1. Hi,I had same problem for a while and substituted with 1/2 tspn garam masala.Later started getting all the fresh indian spices parcelled through regular post from india and the food started being more flavorful with little addition of ingredients.Let us know how it came.

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  17. Thank you so much for the recipe. it tastes exactly like the ones we get outside. yummyyyy 😀

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  18. Was looking out for a authentic blore style masalapuri recipe.. glad that I found it...can we use Fresh green peas instead of the Dried variety?TIA

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    1. Hello and happy to see your comment.
      Fresh green peas will not produce the same taste.This recipe works well only for dry green peas or dry vatana(yellow version)

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  19. what happens to the poppy seeds, it is listed in ingredients but is never referenced in the procedure. do we need to roast the poppy seeds and grind it as well?

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    1. Yes...:-).Please roast poppy seeds along with other spices and grind it.

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  20. I tried your recipe today and I must say it came out really well!! I've tried so many recipe before but nothing tasted like the street side ones until now. The only extra thing I added was a tiny (not even a pinch) of nutmeg while grinding the paste. Thanks so much !!!

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  22. i have tried many recipes but this is spot on....exact taste ...thank u so much...this really helps us to get the taste of bangalore when we r far away from it...just one question ...if we want to double the recipe do we need to just double all the quantities u listed

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