Masala poori - Tikhat mithachi puri
Spicy Indian Fry Bread

Indian breakfast and snack recipe

Masala poori / tikhat mithachi puri is tasty, spicy poori, a spicy Indian fry bread recipe. Tikhat=chili powder and mith=salt. Masala, in Indian language means spice mixture

Masala puri is a good breakfast or a filling snack recipe. You may also serve it for lunch or dinner or take it to school or office for lunch. It is also a good picnic or party dish.

The preparation and cooking is similar to Poori. A spice mixture is added to the whole wheat flour to make the dough. And what a difference that makes in the taste and color too.

Just try it and see for yourself. You can use your favorite spice mix or the one given in the recipe below.

You can make the dough and keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days and make pooris within a few minutes whenever you want.

How to make Masala Poori - Masala puri

Main Ingredients for Masala Poori - Masala puri

Atta - whole wheat flourAtta - whole wheat flour
Red chili powderRed chili powder
Ajwain - carom seedAjwain - carom seed
  • Atta / Whole wheat flour - 2 cups.
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp.
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp.
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain(carom seeds or bishop's weed) - 1/4 tsp
  • Water to form dough.
  • Oil for deep frying.

Preparation for making masala puri

  1. Mix flour, salt, spice powders, two tsp oil.
  2. Add water little by little and form a tight dough ball.
  3. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  4. Make small lime size balls.

Cooking / frying masala puri

  1. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. It should be on medium hot once it is heated well.
  2. Roll each ball into a round of about 3".
  3. Put the round carefully in the hot oil. It will puff up.
  4. Fry for 2-3 seconds.
  5. Turn on to the other side. Let cook for 5 seconds.
  6. Take out the poori and drain well.

Serve hot with any curry of your choice.

Masala puri can also be eaten by itself. It is a perfect item to take it for lunch to office or school or for a picnic.

It will be good to eat for a day. Even if you are watching your fat intake, it is OK to eat poori once in a while. You should not miss out of good tasty items. Don't you agree?


Ajwain (carom seeds or Bishop's weed) is good for digestion. I love the taste too. You can eat a pinch of ajwain seeds after food to help digestion.

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