Puri Aloo Masala

For Puri :
Wheat Flour
1 tsp ajwain
1/2 tsp red chili powder

Mix all ingredients together except water.
Knead the wheat flour into a tight dough by adding water little by little.
Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying.
Roll out small balls of dough into small round rotis which should be about 6cm in diameter.
Gently Slide the Poori into the hot oil. With the help of spatula, take oil from sides and pour it over the poori. Turn it upside down. The poori will start fluffing.
Lift the poori with help of spatula having holes in it to drain excess oil. Keep it over a new paper of tissue paper to remove excess oil.

For the Aloo Masala:
4-5 big potatoes boiled, peeled and roughly break into small pieces with fingers
1 big onion ground to paste
1/2 inch ginger crushed
4-5 garlic pods crushed
1 big tomato chopped
2 tbsp Mustard oil which brings out the real taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves(optional)
1 tsp sugar for caramalising
salt to taste
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder

Method to cook:

Heat mustard oil in a wok till smoking point. Lower the flame and allow it to cool.
Add sugar.
Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and onion paste.
Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes away.
Add chopped tomatoes and all powdered spices and cook for10 minutes on low till tomato is well cooked and becomes soft.
Add 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil
Add potatoe pieces into the gravy. Add salt and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add more water if it turns dry but just enough to prevent it from becoming watery.


  1. Aloo Masala is looking very delicious...Nice combo.

  2. aloo masala looks really mouth watering..wish could have it with nice and steamy puris..

  3. Lovely combo....looks so delish...

  4. Yummm!!mouthwatering dishs, am hungry now..

  5. aloo masala looks very good and tasty...it has been a while since I made poori

  6. Nice combo... looks mouthwatering.

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