This simple tea time puri recipe is the perfect afternoon snack or a lunchbox option! Full of health and deliciousness!
Has anyone eaten the Garden Tea Time Puri? For some reason, I absolutely adore the product. Once I start eating it, I find it so damn difficult to control myself not to finish the whole packet. Hence I have stopped buying it 🙁 But every time, I go to a store, I stop in front of it and look at it with longing 😉
So one day, I thought, why not make it at home? At least, this way, I feel a little less guilty. When I was looking for something to make for MEC – Savory Snacks, I came across a recipe from Tarla Dalal which looked somewhat similar to this. So I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t exactly the same, but it was yummy anyway, similar very similar 🙂
I love the fact that we have so many options in India to eat as snacks! Be it savory or sweet, we always have something to munch on in the evenings or mid-mornings, when we are hungry. Whether it is gud paare or mathri, dry snacks for an essential part of any Indian household. I remember when we used to go on long train journeys, mom would pack a lot of dry snacks for us to munch as the stations passed by. Of course, there would be temptation in form of those vendors, who would get the choicest of items like masala dal or bhelpuri, but mom’s snacks were sure sought after!
I am sure a lot of us remember those train journeys which included eating multiple meals in the train. Lay the newspaper and then mom would open up the food box and then pass on the masala pooris and the aam ka achar to everyone in small paper plates! Sigh, definitely nostalgia hitting me hard 🙂
My son loved these tea time puris and gobbled up about 5, I ate a lot too and so did everyone else in the house. I got about 25 or so with the quantity mentioned below. I made them yesterday evening and I don’t have a single one left right now! Try these today 🙂
Tea Time Puri
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup soya flour
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder (You can reduce this if kids are going to be eating it)
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds powder
- 1/2 tsp Ajwain seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsps oil
- to taste salt
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, add the oil to it and mix to get a crumb like mixture.
- Now add about 1/4 cup or a little more water to make a tight just assembled dough.
- Roll out into a 1/2 inch thick round and cut into desired shape using a cookie cutter or cut into diamond shape using a knife.
- Place them on a microwave friendly plate and microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes.