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.
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
Chutneys for chaat
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.
Finely chopped coriander leaves
|Ingredients for bhel puri|
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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