Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bhel Puri Recipe-How to make Bhel Poori Chaat

Bhel puri is a very common chaat  made from puffed rice, sev, papdi, peanuts and mixed with onions, boiled potato, chaat masala and various chutneys. It is a popular Mumbai street food recipe, which can be easily  prepared at home, provided you have all the ingredients ready. We have already learn't to prepare papdi and the two main chutneys for chaat, today we will learn how to prepare bhel puri following this simple recipe.

Bhel Puri

Ingredients needed

Puffed rice -3 cups heaped
Nylon sev - 1/2 cup (available ready made)
Papdi - 5-6 (broken into pieces)
Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp
Roasted gram dal/pottukadalai -2-3 tbsp

Lemon juice to taste
Salt as needed

Onion finely chopped - 1 medium size
Raw mango finely chopped - 2 tbsp
Boiled potato - 1/2 cut into cubes
Chaat masala

Chutneys for chaat 

Green chutney
Sweet chutney
Red chutney or you can use red chilli powder

Red chutney recipe 

Soak 10-12 red chillies in water for an hour. Grind it to a fine paste along with 2-3 cloves of garlic and salt.

For garnishing 

Finely chopped coriander leaves
Sev

How to make bhel puri
Ingredients for bhel puri
Preparation

Fry puffed rice in a tsp of oil if it is not crisp.

Chop onion, mango and coriander leaves finely.

How to make bhel puri 

In a bowl combine together puffed rice, sev, papdi, roasted peanuts, gram dal, mango, onion, potato and all the three chutneys as required. Sprinkle chaat masala and add needed salt.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and sev. Add a few drops of lemon juice to taste if preferred.

Mix well and serve immediately.

Usually I keep the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately as shown in the picture above, so that chutneys and other ingredients can be added to suit individual preferences.There are no hard and fast rules, you can adjust the ingredients according to your liking.

It makes a perfect evening snack for both adults and kids.

Note - Sev, papdi and puffed rice are easily available in all departmental stores.

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7 comments:

  1. Drooling here, tempting bhel puri.

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  2. me too planning to try.. wish to have it :)

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  3. Good recipe. I use much the same. As you said, variations depend on individual preference. Much more interested in your pani pooris. Hope to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Tomorrow for the office this dish I will try padhu frd

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