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Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

Masala Puri

Masala Puri- another traditional Gujarati snack, these wonderful little morsels of flavour will satisfy a hunger pang any time of the day or night. They can be had at breakfast with some yogurt, as a mid morning snack with a cup of chai, at midnight when you feel like a little snack and you can also pack them into the kid’s lunch boxes. Puris are deep fried and when they are being fried most of them puff up like a ball, however some don’t, but it does not affect the taste, however when my sons were little kids, they would only eat the ones that appeared to look like a “Ball Puri” and I now notice that my little nephew who is all of 20 years younger than my youngest son has the same attitude—it has to be a “ball puri”, and my little nieces also look for the “ball puris”. These little puris can be made and stored in an airtight container for up to a week. Masala Puris are a wonderful snack to prepare for “Padkos” and that translated into Gujarati is “Bhatu”.

Masala Puri

125ml brown bread flour

65ml chick pea flour

60ml rice flour

5ml coriander powder

5ml cumin powder

3ml chilli powder

7ml salt

10ml roughly crushed cumin seeds

10ml dried mango powder (amchur) OPTIONAL

80g butter melted

150ml water (approximately)

500ml sunflower oil (for deep frying)


  1. Sift flours into a dish and add the spices, cumin seeds, salt
  2. Rub the butter into the flour mixture till mixture resembles bread crumbs
  3. Adding enough warm water to form a soft dough
  4. Roll out and cut into shapes—deep fry
  5. Serve with vegetable pickles or a tomato, onion and green pepper chutney
  6. These wonderful little puris can be stored in an airtight container for a week







  1. pinkpolkadot says:

    It sounds delicious! I take it the 2nd last ingredient should be water?

  2. Sous Chef says:

    They look very similar to something I had recently! very tasty 🙂

  3. Oooh these are such a favourite in our house although I have never made them myself. I usually stock up with them from Gorima’s! Now I can make them myself! Thanks Usha I just love them xxxx have a great day xxx Jan

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods By Usha Singh says:

      Hi Jan. well when you do try it let me know how it turns out. you could also add a bit of finely chopped spinach, or some fenugreek herbs to the dough.

  4. anel potgieter says:

    Thanks for sharing – looks delicious!

  5. ninatimm says:

    they do look so appetizing!!

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods By Usha Singh says:

      Thanks Nina, at home they are a staple “store cupboard essential”

  6. MITZI REDDY says:

    I enjoy all types of puris – these look delicious, Usha.

  7. Tandy says:

    I would love these for breakfast right now!

    • Healthy Vegetarian Foods By Usha Singh says:

      Let me know when you in Joburg and you can come have a cup of chai and masala puri

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