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Puri Bhaji

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Traditional Maharashtrian breakfast prepared in every household in Maharashtra. Quick and wholesome and required few ingredients for preparation. Wheat flour puri served with yellow potato bhaji or Jira aloo and served along with finely chopped onion and lemon wedges. Famous dish and available in every hotel in Mumbai. Best eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is quite popular among school going kids and usually packed in the tiffin and preferred for picnics.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


  • For Puri - Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Flour/ Maida – ¼ cup
  • Fine Sooji – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp. for kneading + 2tbsp for rolling puries
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Water as required for kneading
  • For Jira Aloo Subji - For tempering – Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 medium
  • Green chilies – 1 roughly chopped Medium hot
  • Garlic cloves – 3-4 – peeled and coarsely ground
  • Ginger – 1 ½ tsp coarsely ground
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • For Bhaji - Boiled Potatoes– 2 medium
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – ¼ tsp Optional


  • Potato Subji - Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add Cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
  • Add roughly chopped green chillies. Stir it.
  • Add finely chopped onion and salt. Cook till translucent.
  • Add coarsely ground garlic cloves and ginger. Cook till raw aroma goes away.
  • Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and asafoetida. Stir for few seconds.
  • Add boiled, roughly chopped potatoes. Mix well till mixture incorporates well with each other.
  • Cover and cook on steam for 1 minute. Add 1/2 -1 tbsp warm water if required.
  • Add finely chopped coriander, lemon juice, kasuri methi. Toss it.
  • Puri - In a deep bowl take Wheat flour, Maida, Fine sooji, salt and Oil. Mix well.
  • Add water slowly at a time knead into stiff dough. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 10-12 equal parts. Shape them into a smooth ball.
  • Heat oil in a wok or Kadai.
  • Grease hands and rolling board with oil. Take small portion of dough and make a ball. Place it on board and roll evenly from all the sides. It should be little thick.
  • Fry Puris on medium low flame from all the sides till golden brown
  • Serve hot with Potato Bhaji/Curry or hot tea.


The dough should be stiff for making puries else they will not puff.

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