The M Tiffin

Welcome to A to Z of tiffin ideas with me. I am trying to give AtoZ suggestions for lunch box woes and today is Day 13 with the letter M.

So Let’s pack the M Tiffin.

In M tiffin I will pack Masala Puri or Moong dal chila

for sweet will add multigrain laddoo or malpua

Another option is murukku or momos


A Traditional Tamil Snack Murukku.jpg

Masala Poori Recipe


  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour/ gehu ka atta
  • 2 tbsp Rava/ Semolina helps give tightness to the dough
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder 
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain Carom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Hing/ Asafoetida
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed (dried methi leaves)Kasoori methi 
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp – the secret ingredient
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 tbsps, as moyan
  • Water as required to make poori dough
  •  Oil for deep frying

Method for making Masala Poori

  1. In a wide bowl, take whole wheat flour, semolina, carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, kasoori methi, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add moyan oil and mix well into the flour mixture. Slowly add water to form a slightly firm dough.

  3. Cover and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes.

  4. Now divide the kneaded poori dough into approx 15 -20 portions. Shape them into round balls. Coat the working surface as well as the rolling pin with a little oil. Coat each ball with a little oil (do not dust with flour as flour will burn in oil) and roll into round shape approx 4″

  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel or kadhai till hot. If you place a small piece of dough in the oil, it should sizzle up. Reduce heat to medium and place a rolled puri into the oil and with very gentle pressure press with the back of a slotted ladle till it puffs up.

  6. Flip over the puri and allow to cook for a few seconds till it attains a light golden shade. Place the puri over an absorbent paper towel to absorb excess oil.

  7. Prepare pooris with the rest of the balls poori is ready to be packed with chutney or pickle, or sabji.

For Moong dal chila click here

For multigrain laddoo click here

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Today is Day 13 with the letter “M” of AtoZ challenge.

My theme for the challenge is ‘Tackling Tiffin tantrums” to help ease lunchbox woes for moms & kids.

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16 Responses

  1. Samira Gupta says:

    Puffed up fluffy Pooris look so yummm… 👌👌

  2. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Will add the secret ingredient sugar next time. I do prepare masala puris.
    I love momos and murukkus.
    Malpua is yummy yummy.

  3. abhijit says:

    Today’s menu is good. For all foodies will be happy eating masala poorie and multgrain laddoo. Although Malpua would be a nice ending, we shall give it a pass this time.

    • PraGun says:

      Haha, Thanks Abhijit for approving the menu, it took me 13 days to satisfy your platter, but I am glad you liked it. Keep visiting for more exciting menus.

  4. M For Maggiee !!! Loved the post! and yes momos are my fav!

  5. We call it ambode. Goes best with Coconut or bridge guard chutney. I mix other flours along with wheat flour. Pooris are looking fluffy and yum 🙂

    • PraGun says:

      Thanks, you liked it, ambode is a new word for poori, and thanks for sharing your tips of adding other flours too, will surely try.

  6. I want to try making murukku, although I make chakli but the basic ingredient is different. You r list of M’s is tasty, and the puris you made look delicious.

  7. Really liked the masala puri recipe.Its something I have never tried even though we make regular puris.

    • PraGun says:

      Glad you liked the tiffin, masala poori are good to carry in travel or trips too. as they already have spices so tastes great with tea too.

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