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  • Hari Chutney (to taste)
  • Imli Chutney (to taste)
  • 1 cup Moong Lentils (Moong Dal) (boiled & drained)
  • 1 Potato (boiled & peeled)
  • 1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • A can of Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans) (Safaid Chana) (ready boiled) or you may cook raw chick peas until well done.
  • A bunch of Fresh Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhania) (chopped)
  • Fine Sev (as needed)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Powder (Pisa Zeera)
  • 1 tsp. Red Chilli Powder (Pisi Lal Mirch)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Plain Yogurt (beaten)

  • 2 cups of Fine Semolina (Seviyan)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Water (as needed)
  • Cooking Oil (as needed - for deep frying)
  • Puri Cutter (for cutting puris in round shape)


  1. Mix semolina, salt and enough water to knead dough. Knead dough with your hands to a soft dough. Set aside covered with a wet cloth for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Take a fist sized lump of dough and make a ball. With the help of some dry flour or semolina, roll into big thin rounds. Cut small puris from it with the cutter. Approximately (1 ") diameter. (You may use a sharp edged lid of a bottle, if the size is alright.) Remove the frills formed and mix into remaining dough.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the puris until they are very light brown and crisp. Keep the puris covered with a moist muslin cloth if there is a delay in frying. Drain and rest in a colander or over kitchen paper for a while for the oil to dry out. Store in an airtight container when cool.

Tip: If in a hurry, just cut the big puris into small squares and use the same. No dough is then put back in frill form.

Alternatives:

  1. Choose puris which have puffed.

  2. Make a hole on one side by giving a sharp tap with the index finger.

  3. Fill in a tiny bit of moong, potato, sev, onion as desired.

  4. Arrange in serving or individual plates.

  5. Pour fresh beaten plain yogurt to cover each puri.

  6. Drizzle a bit of Hari Chutney and Imli Chutney (to taste)

  7. Sprinkle salt, crushed cumin and a pinch of red chilli powder.

  8. Garnish with sev and chopped coriander.

Serving Suggestions: Serve Immediately
Degree Of Difficulty: Medium
Recipe Category: Appetizer
Recipe Ethnic Group: Indian
Recipe Requested by, Anila Wasaya (U.S.A.)
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