Pani Puri and Masalpuri are the common street snacks found in every streets in Karnataka. These are everyone’s favorite chaats. The basic item for these chats are puri / Poori. Here we have a recipe for how to make Puri at home.
You can use these puris to make Masalpuri, Pani puri, dahi puri, sev puri and even add this belpuri.
- 1 cup Coarse sooji/Rava
- Around ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp salt
- Oil to fry
- Rice flour or maida/all-purpose flour for dusting
Watch video for tips and instruction on Kannada
Preparing the dough:
- In a plate or bowl take the rava and add little oil(¼ tsp) and salt. Mix it well before adding water.
- Now add water little by little until you get the roti consistency.( left with 1 TBSP water) Quantity of the water depends on the rava.
- Cover it and keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Then grease the hand and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes or until you get the soft dough.
- Now divide the dough into 2 parts.
Making puris for panipuri:
- Dip one portion in rice flour or maida ,roll into a thin circle( thin is very important) on a flat surface using a rolling pin.
- Take a small round shape cookie cutter or small lid or small bowl make the discs, remove the extra dough and we can use it to make puris again by rolling.
- Heat the oil in a pan to fry the puri on medium high heat.
- When the oil is hot add the prepared puris, add one by one and don’t add too many puris at once..
- The number of puris you add depends on the quantity of the oil.
- The puris puffs up by itself, or You can also press the puris with the perforated ladle/spatula to puff it up.
- Fry until the puris turns light golden brown on both sides. Remove it using a perforated ladle and transfer it onto a paper towel.
- Continue the same procedure with remaining dough.
If you are making Puris for Masal puri:
- Dip the dough (one part) in rice flour or maida, roll it to a circle, no need to make it very thin.
- Take a fork and poke it all over, we don’t need the puris to puff up for this.
- You can use the above method to make the round flat puri or take a pizza cutter , cut it into any shape like square, rectangle….
- And fry it until it turns light golden brown on both sides,
- Remove it using a perforated ladle and transfer it onto a paper towel..
- Once the puris are cooled completely store it in a airtight conatainer.
- Use it to make Pani puri, masal puri and many other chaats.