Besan Puri & Mint Chutney

Besan Puri & Mint Chutney

The other day I was alone at home enjoying myself, sofa and tv when the clock tick 7.30pm! Oh dear time to make dinner as everyone will be coming back from their ventures to disturb me, my sofa and tv mood :) I was really not in a mood to cook anything but something simple, easy and FAST! After lot of thinking I decided to make Besan Puri, my mom use to make these for our lunch box during school days. Most of my classmates use to bring besan pori as lunch box too and we use to have fun sharing, eating! Ahh good old school days.
Whenever I use to visit my friends place they will make this for me and I use eat lovely, hot besan puri happily. I started my own version of besan puri very long back but that was not really my mom’s type. I use to make besan puri for my other sis, whom always asked me to cook whenever she wanted to eat besan puri or besan gatta and now she is pro in both the dishes and makes better than me!!
Some time back when I went to Chennai I stayed at my sis place for 1week and daily she use to make different dishes or whatever I wish for ..hehe. One day she made besan pori and taught me the proper way of making it.(that’s why I said I have this sisterly feeling towards Vani cause she is just like my sisters …always pampering ) And ya my Jiju will also prepare dishes for me :).

Beasan/ Gramdal flour – ½ cup
Saunf – 1/2tps (a must for this dish)
Redchill powder – 1tps
Salt to taste
Oil - 4-5 tbs to mix filling
Oil – for making parathas
Flour – 1cup
1. Mix besa, saunf, chilli powder, salt and oil together well. Rub the besan mix between palms to make it fine powder.

2. Use 2-3tbs of water only if required, I didn’t use any water for the filling mix.
3. Make dough from flour and water as for any paratha we make.
4. Make small balls of dough, make a cup shape from the balls and fill 1tbs of besan mix in that, seal it and roll them into thin roti.

5. Heat a tawa or griller and cook the roti both side until golden brown apply oil/ghee.

6. Hot, Spicy besan puri is ready to eat.
7. Server with curd, pickle, any vegetable, curry, chutney or with tea.
Closer Look...

I have made Pudina/Mint chutney and here is the recipe.

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  1. Hi Priti, Besan Puri is another new dish for me, and looks so tasty! I always keep wondering what to do with besan that is not a bhajji, and this is so useful, and healthy too. The mint chutney entry is awesome:-). Nice memories too...

  2. hi priti nice one,..never tried makin besan pori,.new one for me,..hve answered ur query regarding paneer in the comment of the particular post nice entry for the event...

  3. Besan Puri looks good..a new one to me.

  4. //that’s why I said I have this sisterly feeling towards Vani cause she is just like my sisters //

    I am honoured dear.... :)

    Puri, new recipe for me, will try.
    You can send mint chutney for herb mania event, http://ammaluskitchen.info/2008/06/14/announcing-herb-mania/

  5. Besan puri..nice!
    Thanks for introducing us to this lovely puri:)

  6. Thanks Shreya, Priyanka, LG, Vani & Delhibelle for all the wonderful comments..
    Yes, I know only few know about this recipe as in Srivalli's roti mela none posted this :-(..that time I was very busy so I couldn't post this myself. But neither less am doing it now..do try once and you all will love this.

  7. besan puri is a nre dish for me .. it looks nice .. will try it out sometime

  8. Besan puri looks goooood, n with mint chutney, hummmm yumm yumm!!!

  9. besan puri something really new to me.. i have added this to my reciepes to try list.. will try and let u know...
    and ur photos lok great the step by step especially..

    when u find time please visit my blog and leave ur comments and suggestions...
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  10. looks delicious priti..khya baath hai..besan recipe is new to me and surly will try it...and ur mint chutney awesome..i add grated coconut too in the fried ingredients....lovly entry

  11. besan puri is a very new recipe to me ,looks deleciousss priti

  12. awesome puri's priti ummmmmmmm mouth watering Iam going to make it now for my breakfast

  13. Thanks VP, Madhavi, Rashmi ( I have checked you blog ...its awesome), Suma, Sagari and Rekha. I glad that everyone liked the recipe and everyone keep saying they will try. Let me see who going to try this post :-)

  14. Besan puri is new to me It sounds delicious and yummy ....The mint chutney is also awesome........

  15. Puri with besan..new to me..Looks YUM.I am not much of a mint lover, can i trade it for some coriander leaves?

  16. Besan puri looks delicious...a new to me.

  17. Thanks Sireesha, yes the chutney was awesome and I just love it

    Mahesh, you sure can replace mint with coriander or even with tomato if you want

    Vandana, Thanks dear the lovely comments

  18. Priti this is a fabulou sentry thank you. The besan puri looks amazing and to eat along side the mint chutney is just plain amazing, yum.

  19. The besan puri looks so yummy, would love to try it and the mint chutney combination is an absolutely great combination.

  20. look wonderful will give this a bash!


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