Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers)

Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers)

Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers)

Masala puri is a delicious, crispy snack. You can also serve them as spicy crackers or chips. They can be quite addicting so be careful. Masala puri is one of my favorite snack with hot cup of chai. This simple and delicious recipe will make a great holiday gift!
4.25 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 40 masala puri


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour maida, plain flour
  • 1/2 cup fine sooji semolina
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed jeera
  • 1/2 tsp carom seed ajwain
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Also need oil to fry


  • In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients all-purpose flour, sooji, Salt, Cumin seeds, carom seeds, asafetida, and red chili flakes.
  • Add oil to the flour mix and rub with your fingers to mix it well. Add the water little at a time, making into a firm dough.
  • Cover the dough and set aside for about 10 minutes or more.
  • Divide the dough into about 40 equal parts, and roll them between your palms.
  • Roll the puries into 3 inch circles.
  • Prick each puri with a fork in 3 to 4 places, this will prevent the puries not to puff while frying.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  • The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly.
  • Fry few puries at a time, make sure to place just enough puries to cover the oil. Fry them until both sides are a light golden-brown. Take them out over paper towel and repeat the process.


  • Masala Puries can be stored for a couple of months in airtight containers.
  • If the puries are cooked on high heat, they will be soft.


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25 thoughts on “Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers)

  1. Poori’s tasted awesome…I really like & follow your recipes mam…but would want your advice on why the poori didn’t have tiny bubbles puff on the top surface remained plain inspite of pricking it…pls advice mam

  2. 1 star
    Hi Manjula thank I just love ❤️ your receipes dearly.
    U are excellent cook I love the most is how you give the exact amt measurement of liquid eg water
    So one can never go wrong and life made easier . God bless u thanks a zillion

  3. Easy,tasty,yummy in less then 20 min.I just thought of making just 20 min before my kids got back from school.Perfect for afternoon snacking.Kids loved it.
    Thank you Manjula aunty.

  4. made the masala puri today for afternoon tea ,my husband ,my son and my grandson,just raved over them,nice ,and crispy ,easy to make and just perfect with a cup of indian chai. thank you Manjulaben for the perfect recipes.

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