Khasta Puri / Maida Puri is a crunchy yet soft and delicious tea time snack. The unique flavours of crushed Pepper and Cumin seeds will enhance the taste.. Again its a calorie loaded so health conscious people just excuse me 🙂 🙂

Well i am sure this recipe cant be only for Festival as in my home almost every 2 months i make this. My hubby and MIL loves this puris with hot cup of Tea.

I used Pepper Powder, cumin seeds powder but one can use the half crushed also . My little one also like puris so i used very less quantity for Pepper powder, one can adjust as per taste.


  • 1 kg. Maida Flour
  • 2/3  tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds Powder
  • Salt
  • 1.5 cup Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • Oil to fry


Sieve maida. Add Salt, Pepper Powder, Cumin seeds Powder, ghee and knead a tight dough. To knead a stiff dough for Maida is bit tricky as it will be soft very soon. Add water slowly slowly. Still if you feel its not stiff one one can add 1-2 tsp Rawa and knead nicely. Allow the dough to rest for 20-25 mins.

Make equal small pieces of dough to roll puri. Roll small and bit thick puris. Give impression with help of fork on puri. This way it wont rise and will be crunchy in taste. My experience say little dry puris gives more crunchy taste. Here dry does not mean one has to dry this rolled puris under fan, but till u complete rolling a batch automatically it will be dry.

Take Oil in heavy bottomed Kadai. Now fry this puris on medium to slow flame for even cooking. Fry till light pink color. Take out from oil and keep on oil absorbent paper.

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Once cool completely store in air tight container.


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