Peas Masala for masala puri

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Masala puri is one of the most popular chaat/snacks in most parts of  the India. This can be easily prepared at home and make it healthier by using baked puris. It can be served as an appetizer.

The masala for chaats is

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 25minutes
Cooking time: 20minutes


  • Baked puri-20
  • Peas-1cup
  • Yellow Mung dal-1/3cup
  • Finely chopped onion-1/4cup
  • Finely chopped tomato-1/4cup
  • Red chilli powder-to sprinkle
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Chaat masala-to sprinkle
  • Finely chopped dates-1tbsp
  • Sev – to sprinkle
  • Oil-2tsp

For grinding:

  • Clove-3
  • Cinnamon-1/2inch
  • Chopped onion-1num
  • Green chillies-3num
  • Mint leaves- a handful
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp

For garnishing:

  • Lemon juice, chopped coriander, sev


  • Soak peas overnight , drain
  • Cook yellow mung beans and peas in a pressure cooker with enough for 3-4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • As the steam escapes open the lid, mash peas, dal using mashed and set aside.
  • Combine the ingredients mentioned under grinding table in a processer/ blender and blend it to fine paste and set aside.
  • Heat oil in the non-stick pan adds ground paste and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.
  • Then add mashed peas-mung dal , finely chopped dates, salt and give it a stir.
  • Simmer and allow it to boil and thicken to the desired consistency. The gravy should not be too thick or too thin.
  • Turn off the flame and start serving.

For serving:

  • In servings plate take 5-6 puris in each plate and crush them, add peas masala.
  • Add onions, tomato and sev as topping.
  • Drizzle some chilli powder, chaat masala, lemon juice
  • Finally garnish with coriander, sev

Serve immediately.


  • Green chutney and sweet chutney can be used, which are available in stores. Here mint leaves in masala and dates in the gravy are used as a variation
  • Serving can be done as per the taste
  • Chickpeas can be used in place of peas

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 24, 2014, in Indian, Starters and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Looks wonderful Chitra, now don’t laugh but it reminds me of an Indian version of Nacho’s. The puri with the masala over them on the dish reminds me of nacho’s, Looks delicious,


  2. I always enjoy peas and this is certainly a nice vegan alternative 🙂


  3. Sounds delicious as always.


  4. Totally delicious, it reminds me of those days when every day I used to have chats without limits..Baked version is just so perfect Chitra 🙂


    • True malar. …chats are such a appetizer which cannot be satisfied with just one plate. …I just mentioned that in my previous response to to enjoy without any restrictions better to go baked version….glad you liked it..:)


  5. Ummey @notbikiniready

    Oh yummy! I wish I had some right now


  6. Tell me something! Do you make all these things DAILY? I mean, uou blog sometimes three times a day which, iI assume, means you MAKE these three ‘blogable’ dishes every day!! Don’t you ever make something ordinary like us mortals?


    • Mandeep sir – I started blogging 4 months back Only and this is now become my full time hobby…The kind of support I get from hubby does help to do more in the kitchen…He guides and does most of the shopping post his office hours..Definitely the support and feedback from co-bloggers like yours motivates me to do more…I am so happy that you noticed this within short span…I am blessed

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  7. Oh of my favourites too..


  8.’s been ages I made this chaat…thanks for reminding it Chitra…


  9. Wowew…. Yum Chitra! Loveeee it 😉


  10. Wow.. I love peas masala. Thanks for d recipe


  11. What a yummy looking plate!


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