Gujarati Style Masala Puri is traditional deep fried savoury crackers made using multigrain flour and seasoned with spices especially made during festivals like Diwali or Holi.. Not only for festivals but during normal days this masala puri forms an ideal munchie to go along with hot cup of chai for breakfast or teatime. This also makes a good healthy finger food for kids as they can munch on it and it also make a way in their snack pack for schools. Masala puri makes a great nibbles for journey or picnics. This crisp golden masala puris preparation is an extremely simple affair as it requires the ingredients that are always accessible in our kitchen pantry. here is how to do this easy and super delicious masala puri at home…
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1&1/2 cup multigrain whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon, red chili powder ( can be adjusted when making for kids)
1 teaspoon, cumin seeds
3/4 teaspoon haldi
1 tablespoon roasted coriander seeds, crushed coarsely
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
Salt as per taste
2 tablespoon + enough oil for deep frying
Water for kneading the dough
In a large bowl combine multi-grain flour, rice flour, haldi, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, red chili powder, salt and 2 table spoon oil. Mix them well
Add little water and start kneading the dough.
The dough should be of stiff consistency. Cover with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 25 to 30mins
Now, divide the dough into 4 to 5 equal balls.
Heat enough oil in a kadhai.
Take a ball, lightly grease it and roll it out into a thin disc ( approx 2-3 mm thickness)
Prick it all over and cut it with any round cutter depending upon the size of the pooris you prefer
Once the oil is hot, deep fry the puris on medium flame until crisp and golden.
Drain it on an absorbent paper.
Repeat the same for the rest of the dough balls.
Cool them and store them in a clean airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Savour them with a cup of tea at breakfast or tea time.