Masala puri with moong

This is a combination of recipes from two bloggers..Masala puri with moong made by Hetal with puris shaped as posted by Illatharasi with slight changes to the recipe. The idea of triangle pooris is lovely.

Ingredients for masala puri

1 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A bit of asafoetida
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp ajwain powder
2 tsp oil
Oil to fry

Mix all ingredients except oil to fry to make a dough. Keep covered for 10 minutes and roll out into puris. Deep fry them in hot oil and serve hot.

Ingredients for moong side dish

1 cup cooked moong(whole green gram)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Few curry leaves
A bit of asafoetida
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 medium tomato (grind to paste)
Salt to taste
finely chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp lemon juice.

Heat oil,add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, ginger paste and then tomato paste. Add a little water and then turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt to it. Allow it to come to a boil. Add the cooked moong and mix well to get a thick gravy. Add lemon juice and switch off the stove.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Sending over the moong side dish to Srivalli's Curry mela

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Dershana said...

Hi EC,

Nice looking pooris. Poori and moong are popular respites at home too. The addition is lots of chopped onions on the side.


Srivalli said...

looks so lovely..thanks for the entry!

Illatharasi said...

Great EC... Pooris are rocking ;) Nice presentation:) Will try this moong dal.

Congrats for all the awards and thank you so much for passing it to me :)

Sangeeth said...

Thanks dear.....and congrats!luved ur masal puri...gotto try

Purva Desai said...

EC what a gr8 idea of combining masala pooris with moong dal....
they taste really good together...
Congrats for receiving all the awards, you deserve it....
Thanks for considering me worth for the award...
EC you can check the tagg on my blog, I ve already filled the tagg

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much,
Love the puris and the moong too should try that soon.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

beautiful pooris and moong, EC!! the pooris are just awesome!! :-)

thanks a lot for passing me the beautiful award! will treasure it! :-)

LG said...

Masala puri..that reminds me the chat we get in Bangalore :) those triangle pooris and moong dal pair well EC..thanks for the awards and congratulations to you on receiving those awards.

Sukanya said...

The Triangular Pooris and Moong look lovely.

Namratha said...

Wow E, the pooris look so good and this surely is an interesting recipe...thanks for sharing!!

Congrats on all of the awards E, very well deserved! :)

Thank you so much for giving me an award, I definitely appreciate it! :)

Cham said...

I love this triangle puris & moong dhal :) Congrats on ur award and thanks to pass it !

Yasmeen said...

puris look very puffy and pure delicious EC.

Trupti said...

I love masala puries. Nice photo. Congratulations on all awards and thanks for thinking of me.

Uma said...

lovely puris with a delcious curry! Congrats on all you awards.

Usha said...

The pooris and moong looks awesome,loved the shape of the pooris too.Congratulations on all your awards and thanks a lot for passing it to me :)

SriLekha said...

congrats on all ur awards and thanks for passing it to me!

Suma Rajesh said...

awsome puries..i luved the shapes and curry too...loks good combo

sowmya said...

love the idea of triangle shape pooris..nice presentation..looks really tempting..Thanks for the award..and will do the tag soon..

Anisheetu said...

The puris are looking really inviting... and thanks a lotz for considering me for the beautiful award...

Priti said...

Hey dear award for you in my blog :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congrats for all those beautiful awards. U deserve them dear. Recipe looks yummy. Thank u for considering me with those awards.

notyet100 said...

awesome,..looks so nice together,..nd thanks alotz for the award...nd tag,..;-)..hppy bloggin ceeya///

Sireesha said...

Pooris are awesome.....Love the presentation....Congrats on all ur awards...Thanks so much dear for the award and tag.....I am honored to receive it from u....

Dershana said...

Thank you, EC for the friendship award :-)

May the spirit of friendship thrive!

Annarasa said...

Congrats for the great awards, and thanks for passing the Weblog Award onto me :)

Divya Vikram said...

Love the shape of the pooris..havent tried moong dall recipe..

Cynthia said...

Thank you! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

sunshinemom said...

Congrats!! That is a nice stack of awards:), and well deserved too! I love your triangular pooris too:)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on ur award EC ... and Thanks for thinking of me for the award

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