Dal Puri

Flour dough is stuffed with ground boiled channa dal and roasted cumin, flattened and cooked on a hot pan to make a soft, delicious yellow flat bread.


  1. 500 grams channa (gram) dal
  2. 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 2 tablespoon roasted cumin seeds
  4. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  5. Salt
  6. Water


For the filling

  1. Wash the dal and bring to a boil by adding 2 cups of water, turmeric and salt to taste
  2. Cook until the dholl is soft and completely done
  3. Strain and reserve the water. Leave the dal in the strainer for around 30 minutes so that the excess water can come out easily
  4. Grind the dholll and the roasted cumin seeds into a fine dry paste (use a grinder if available)
  5. Add salt

For the dough

  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, a pinch of salt, 2 tablespoon oil
  2. Gradually add the reserved water obtained from the boiled dholl and knead to a soft dough
  3. Divide the dough into equal small ball sizes
  4. Take one ball size dough and slowly press to form a hole in the centre
  5. Add one tablespoon of the dholl mixture in the centre of the dough and close the hole so that it form a ball again
  6. Dip the stuffed dough ball in flour and carefully roll it out into a thin circular shape
  7. Heat a flat pan and brush with a little oil
  8. Place the puri on the pan and allow to cook for 1 minute or until it starts to puff
  9. Brush with a little with oil
  10. Allow to cook for another minute and as it puffs remove from the pan

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