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Herbed Masala Puris (Deep Fried Indian Bread)

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  • Author: Priya Sreeram
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6


Whet your appetite with the spiced and deep fried Indian Flat -Bread.


  • Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
  • Semolina – 1/2 cup

The Spice Mix

  • Nigella Seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Carom Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – as required (to knead the dough)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

For the Paste

  • Coriander leaves – a small bunch
  • Mint leaves – a few
  • Green chillis – 3 – to taste
  • Water – as required


  1. Wash the herbs well and add green chiilis. Grind it along with some water to a fine paste.
  2. Add the herby green paste to the bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl tip in all the other ingredients (Flour,spice et al) except the oil.
  4. Mix in the required water.
  5. Knead the dough well and finally dunk in the little oil and knead further to make a soft dough.
  6. Divide into small balls of equal size. In another wok, heat the oil well and let it be on a low flame.
  7. Dust the working place/table.
  8. Spread the ball of dough to a thin disc with a rolling pin, dusting it with a little flour if necessary.
  9. Repeat the procedure with the rest of the dough to make a batch of puris.
  10. Deep fry the puris on both sides till crisp.
  11. Take it out with a slotted spoon
  12. Serve hot with your choice of accompaniments.
  13. I served the puris with curd and pickle.


Instead of deep frying, you can cook it on a flat tawa/griddle as a paratha. Place the rolled thins and cook it till brown spots appear. Apply ghee/oil and flip it over. Apply a little oil and let it cook till it turns golden brown. Take off flame.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
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