Masala puri is a popular street food snack in Mumbai, and for a good reason. It’s simple to make but so delicious you’ll want to make it at home. This recipe may sound like an unseemly mash-up of two other well-known snacks. Pani puri and chaat—but it’s actually something different entirely!
Masala puri is one of those snacks that are a must-have for every Mumbai street food lover.
Masala puri is one of those snacks that are a must-have for every Mumbai street food lover. It’s a mishmash of pani puri and chaat, with the added twist of being deep fried. The dish has become increasingly popular over the years, especially at food festivals. Also, where it is served as an appetizer to start your meal.
The name masala puri is a misnomer, as there is no ‘masala’ in the dish.
The name masala puri is actually a misnomer. There’s no ‘masala’ in the dish. The term comes from the fact that it’s deep-fried. And then topped with something spicy and tangy, which could be said to taste like spices. But it actually doesn’t have any masalas in it at all—it’s just puffed rice (papdi) that has been deep-fried and mixed with various toppings on top of crisp puris.
Masala Puris are crisps
Though it’s known as masala puri, the dish doesn’t have any masalas in it, but rather crushed papdis that have been deep fried and mixed with various toppings on top of crisp puris.
The main ingredient this is Papdi which is a deep-fried, crispy lentil flour-based snack. The other ingredients used to make this street food delicacy are potatoes and onions (which are added to the papdis).
It has become popular in the past few years with its introduction at food festivals across India.
Masala Puri is a popular street food in Mumbai, which has become popular in the past few years with its introduction at food festivals across India. It’s a mashup of pani puri and chaat and is often known as Mumbai’s street food.
Interestingly, despite its name, masala puri doesn’t actually have any masalas in it; it’s all about the toppings.
Masala puri is a popular Mumbai street food that consists of pani puri with an assortment of chutneys, spices, and savory toppings. The name “masala” means spice mix and comes from the fact that the filling for masala puri does not contain any actual masalas. Instead, it is loaded with savory ingredients like sev, onions, coriander leaves, and tamarind chutney. Interestingly enough, though, despite its name being “masala”, masala puris do not have any real ingredients in them; they’re all about the toppings.
The masala puri is basically a mashup of pani puri and chaat
Masala puri is a snack that’s like a mashup of pani puri and chaat but with an extra kick to it.
It’s made from various toppings like potatoes, chickpeas, onion, mangoes, tomatoes, and sweet chutney. The topping is served on a round crispy fried dough called puri (similar to the one used for pani poori).
Masalapuri is deep-fried in oil until golden brown before being sprinkled with spice powders such as red chili powder or chat masala.
Both are equally delicious, so you can try both or even create your own version of the dish at home!
Masala Puri is a dish that has a lot of variations and can be made with any number of ingredients. The same goes for Pani Puri: you can make it with any number of fillings, like potatoes or chickpeas. That’s why I love these two dishes so much—you get to choose how spicy or tangy they are!
If you like spicy foods and have never tried them before (or even if you have). We definitely recommend trying both MasalaPuri and Pani Puri. You can always make them at home! There are plenty of recipes online with step-by-step guides to making your own masala puri or pani puri at home (and many other chaats, too!).
And if all this talk about street food has got your tummy rumbling. Well then, my friend, here’s what I recommend: head on over to your kitchen right now and make some aloo tikki!
Masala puri is one of those snacks that are a must-have for every Mumbai street food lover. While you may think that there isn’t much difference between pani puri and chaat, the masala puri has an extra kick to it. This dish is a mashup of both foods but with an extra kick to it!