Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

An interesting-looking flat bread from Taste of the Caribbean. Use these as you might use chapatis or naan or other small flat breads.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. add the water a little at a time, and knead gently till a soft dough forms.
  3. Continue kneading till supple, but do not overwork dough.
  4. add oil to the dough and continue to knead till it is completely smooth.
  5. put the dough in a plastic bag or wrap in clear film.
  6. place in a cool room or in the refrigerator and leave to reast for at least 30 minutes, or overnight if possible.
  7. to make the filling, put the split peas in a large pan, pour over water to cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes, till half cooked - they should be tender on the outside, but still firm in the middle.
  8. allow water to evaporate during cooking, till pan is almost dry, but add a little extra water to prevent burning if necessary.
  9. spread out the peas on a tray. When cool, grind to a paste, using a mortar and pestle or food processor. Mix with cumin and garlic.
  10. Divide the dough into about 15 balls, slightly flatten each ball, put about 1 T of the split pea mixture into the center and fold over the edges.
  11. dust a rolling pin and board with flour and roll out the dhal puri, taking care not to overstretch the dough, till they are 7 inches in diameter.
  12. heat a little oil in a frying pan. Cook dhal puri for 3 minutes on each side till light brown. Serve as soon as last one is cooked.
Most Helpful

Had this as a starter, then had Chicken breasts with apple curry sauce by PattyKay too. I added nothing. Once again Pattykay, I love the cumin! Thanks.

CHILI SPICE April 10, 2008

OUTSTANDING flatbreads!!! I am so, so, SO happy I made this recipe; I felt like I was eating puri from an Indian restaurant. I never dreamed I could make them this good myself. I halved the recipe (that won't happen again, LOL) but used a little extra garlic and cumin in the filling. And it certainly didn't take almost 2 hours to make them. I would say 1 hour would be about right; but they are very easy. These will become a regular in our house, Pattikay, thank you!!

White Rose Child September 04, 2007