How To Make Best Dahi Puri at Home

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(Updated on March 10, 2023)

Dahi Puri, also known as Dahi Batata Puri, is a popular lip-smacking street food snack from Mumbai loved by people of all ages. It is easy to make at home and is the perfect go-to snack to satiate your cravings for something savoury.

The classic Mumbai Dahi Puri recipe is made using crispy, round puris stuffed with spiced potatoes and sweetened curd (dahi) and further topped with delectable chutneys and a mix of spices. With Zilli’s Cold Pressed Spices, you can save a lot of time and prepare dahi puri at home in a jiffy.

It is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and gives an explosion of sweet, tangy, sour, and spicy flavours in your mouth. Make this easy dahi puri recipe and indulge yourself in each bite. You can serve it as an evening snack or at a house party to impress your family and friends. 

Here is the best dahi puri recipe for you and your loved ones to enjoy:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.

Serves: 2 people.

Course: Snack.

Cuisine: Indian.


Here are the Dahi Puri recipe ingredients:

Potato Masala:

Curd Preparation:

  • 250ml or 1 cup of curd.
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste.

Dahi Puri Preparation:

  • 15-20 puris.
  • 1 finely chopped onion.
  • 4-5 sprigs of finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • 2 tsp bhujia or sev.
  • 2 pinches of chaat masala.
  • 2 pinches of cumin powder.
  • 2 tsp pomegranate seeds.
  • 2 tsp coriander chutney.
  • 2 tsp Khatti Meethi Chutney.

How to Make Dahi Puri at Home:

Prep Work: Boil four potatoes before starting this recipe.

Make the Potato Masala Filling:

  1. Take the boiled potatoes. Peel off the skin and mash them together in a bowl.
  2. Add the ginger powder, lemon powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt, finely chopped green chillies, and salt as needed.
  3. Mix it well and set it aside.

Preparing the Curd Mixture:

  1. Add thick fresh curd with water, sugar, and salt in a separate bowl.
  2. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and everything is properly combined. Keep it aside.

Assembling the Dahi Puri:

  1. Arrange the puris in the serving plate and gently poke a hole in each puri on the top centre.
  2. Stuff the puri with your potato masala filling and the chopped onions.
  3. Pour some of the prepared curd mixture into each puri.
  4. Next, drizzle coriander chutney and the Khatti meethi chutney into the puris. 
  5. Sprinkle chaat masala and cumin powder as needed.
  6. Top it off generously with some sev or bhujia, and garnish coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds to make this dahi puri recipe street style.

Your Dahi Puri is ready to be enjoyed.

Tips and Variations for the Dahi Puri Recipe:

Eat the dahi puris immediately after making it. Letting it sit out will turn the puris soggy due to the moisture from the curd and chutneys.

Fresh, homemade curd tastes best with this spicy and sweet dahi puri recipe.

Add chutneys based on your taste preferences.

Use store-bought chutneys if you want to save time.

You can make the potato filling, the curd mixture, and the chutneys in advance. Store them in the refrigerator and add them to the puris before you serve.

You can scale this recipe to make a big batch for gatherings and parties.

Variations for Dahi Puri:

  • Dahi Ragda Puri: Add ragda (made with white peas) with your potato masala filling to turn it into a wholesome dahi ragda puri.
  • Healthy Dahi Puri: To make this dahi puri healthy and protein-rich, you can use steamed or boiled moong bean sprouts as a filling instead of potatoes.
  • Dahi Puri with Chickpeas: You can use soaked or boiled white or black chickpeas to make it more filling and nourishing.
  • Dahi Papdi Chaat: Instead of the round puris, you can use flat papdis and top it with all the ingredients to make a scrumptious dahi papdi chaat.


Serving Ideas: 

Serve Dahi Puri immediately after being made.

You can enjoy this as an evening snack, party snack, or appetizer. 

You can also add crispy fried boondi as a topping alongside the sev.


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