Indian flatbread such as puri and paratha are quintessential breakfast food items that will never get boring. Our parents have always experimented with parathas to give it a new twist every now and then. Needless to say, they taste amazing each single time. We have an array of parathas in India, from paneer paratha to gobi paratha, we just can’t get enough of them. You would be happy to know that you can now revamp your puri in the same manner. It is different from other flatbread, as it is not roasted on a tawa or tandoor. The conventional puri is deep fried in oil which gives it that fluffy-crispy touch. Many of you might be sceptical of the flavoured puri concept. But once you try this delicious combination of cheese puri, you will never go back to your regular puris. The dough of the puri is made with copious amounts of cheese, and aromatic herbs and spices. The synergy of ingredients makes this recipe a lip-smacking delight. You can easily make this recipe at home with just a handful of ingredients. In this recipe you won’t be needing any special elements so you can whip this delish food at any time you want. Why wait for breakfast right? So, here’s the recipe for masala cheese puri.


  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 1 ½ tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • ½ tsp amchur powder
  • 1-2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • A pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
  • A pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Oil


1. In a large bowl add cheese, salt, ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida, amchur, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder. Mix all the ingredients well.

2. Then add wheat flour and slowly add water into it to make a stiff dough. Knead it gently so it becomes soft and smooth in texture, if needed pat it with a few drops of oil as well.

3. Divide the dough in equal portions and roll them into small balls. Then press them gently giving it a katori shape.

4. At this stage you can also fill the dough with grated cheese, if you like your puri to be extra cheesy.

5. In a skillet, heat oil over medium flame for deep frying. When the oil is hot enough, gently put the puri into the oil and let it fry until golden-brown.

Your masala cheesy puri is ready.