Dahi puri
Snacks are very popular in India, especially where I grew up.  This was my favorite snack to have after school and I still enjoy it today.  The only difference is that now I eat it for lunch.  “Dahi” means yogurt and “Peri” means crunchy puffed puris.  These crunchy puris are readily available in Indian grocery stores. We used to make them at home from scratch, but it is very time consuming, so I highly recommend buying them from the store.

Cooking Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Assembly Time: 10 minutes


2    Medium Boiled, Peeled & Mashed Potatoes
2    Cups Sprouted or Plain Mung Beans (with a pinch of salt)
1/2 Cup Date Sauce
2    Cups Plain Yogurt
Washed & Chopped Cilantro
Salt to Taste
Chili Powder
Roasted Powdered Cumin Seeds

How to Prepare:

  1. Keep puffed puri in a tray with asmall dent in each.
  2. Start filling each with mung beans and potatoes.
  3. Top them off with whipped yogurt spread and date sauce on top.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, salt, chili powder and roasted cumin seed powder.

Vola! Snack Dahi Puri is ready to eat.

Tips:  Some people prefer very spicy snacks so we can add chopped green chili or chili paste and red chili pepper.   I usually add salt, chili pepper, chopped green chili and cilantro to the potatoes. This spice gives a kick to the taste buds. Now its your turn to try it. Let me know how it turns out.