Matar Ki Puri (Crispy Puffed Indian Bread With Peas)
Matar Ki Puri is a delicious variant of the beloved Indian Puri. As soon as winter sets in, the markets are flooded with piles of fresh green peas and this is an excellent way to use them. Tender green peas are mashed into the kneaded dough kneaded along with other spices, rolled into thin discs and fried to make a delicious kind of puri. These puris go very well with Tamatari Aloo, Aloo Bhey Ki Sabzi or even Dubki Waley Aloo.
You can also try some other delicious varieties of puri like
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup Green peas (Matar) , boiled
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 2 tablespoon Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , for Frying
How to make Matar Ki Puri (Crispy Puffed Indian Bread With Peas)
To begin making Matar Ki Puri, first prepare the dough.
Mash the green peas lightly with your hands, in a mixing bowl.
Add flour, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, mint and salt to it.
Knead together with little water at a time to form a smooth, soft dough.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai for frying puris.
Take a lime sized ball of dough and roll it out into a circle which is two and a half inch in diameter. Roll out the remaining douhg into similar puris.
When the oil is hot, slip the puris in one by one pressing down gently so they puff up. Flip them to make them brown on either side.
Richa runs her blog My Food Story from her kitchen in Bangalore. She's grown up in the kitchen alongside her mum and grandmothers and conversations in her family revolve around the next meal. Richa loves experimenting with new ingredients, different cuisines and is always up for trying out a new twist to everyday food. She believes that cooking shouldn't be tiresome or a rare skill. With her blog, she wants to encourage people her age to cook at home; so her recipes are simple, easy to follow and fun.