Dal Puri – Indian Fried Stuffed Lentil Bread

dal puri


All-purpose flour   –  1 cup
Wheat flour  –  1 cup
Carom seeds  – a pinch
Onion seeds  –  a pinch
Oil  2 tbsp
Salt  –  to taste
Oil  –  for frying

For stuffing
Bengal gram / chana dal   –   1 cup
Turmeric powder  –  1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder  –  1/2 tsp
Chopped green chilly  – 2
Garam masala powder  –  1/2 tsp
Ginger paste  –  1 tbsp
Cumin seeds  –  a pinch
Salt –  to taste
Oil  –  2 tbsp


  • Wash and soak chana dal for 4 – 5 hours and strain it.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and sprinkle cumin seeds to crackle.
  • Add Bengal gram/chana dal, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, ginger paste and two cup of water and steam it.
  • When cooker release the whistle sim the flame for 10 mins.
  • When water get absorb in Bengal gram/chana dal mash it.
  • Add salt,garam masala powder and green chilly.
  • Now stuffing is ready.
  • Take a bowl add all purpose flour, wheat flour, salt, carom seeds, onion seeds, salt and two tbsp oil and mix well.
  • With the help of water to make a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough and keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Divide the dough into equal size balls.
  • Sprinkle little flour and roll them to approximately2.5 inch diameter.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the puri, lower the heat and fry till light brown.
  • Serve hot with aloo sabji or chutney.
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