BHEL PURI

 Bhel puri 2

Another stand out performer in our journey of exploring the street foods of India, the chaats. Bhel puri a simple yet hearty dish to make and eat, is sold in every street, every corner of Mumbai, and in fact the whole country now.

A combination of crunchy puffed rice (Kurmura, commonly known), chopped vegetables, masalas and tangy chutneys, Bhel puri has a taste for all. Now, let’s see how to prepare Bhel Puri.

So let’s just make Bhel Puri in the easy way in our home.

 

Ingredients

4 cups puffed rice (kurmura)
1 cup sev
20 papdis
1/2 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup boiled and chopped potatoes
2 tsp fresh garlic chutney
8 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
4 tbsp green chutney
1 tsp Kala namak
juice of lemon
salt to taste

For Garnish

papdis , crushed
1 tbsp finely chopped raw mango (optional)
4 tbsp sev
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Let’s Start

For Khajur imli ki chutney

  1. Wash 2 cup dates and 1/4th cup tamarind and place in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup jaggery, 1 tsp chilli powder, a pinch of asafoetida and 4 cups of water to it and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Cool and puree the mixture and strain it through a fine sieve.
  4. Use as required.

For Green chutney

  1. Combine 2 cups of chopped mint, 1 cup of chopped coriander, 1 sliced large onion, juice of 2 lemons, 1 tbsp sugar, 5 green chillies and salt as per taste, in a blender.
  2. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste using as little water as you can.
  3. Use as directed.

For Fresh Garlic chutney

  1. Combine 1 cup garlic cloves, 1 tbsp chilli powder, juice of a lemon and salt along with 1/4th cup of water in a blender and grind toa fine paste.
  2. Dilute with a little water and use as required.

For the Bhel Puri

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with the three chutneys in a large bowl and toss gently till all the ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Divide into equal portions and garnish each portion with the crushed papdis, raw mango, sev and coriander.
  3. Serve immediately.

The recipe of Bhel Puri is simple, easy to make yet tasty snack for an evening chat.

ankit

ankit

I’ am a chef by profession, passionate about cooking and at the same time exploring it as well. I love to write and share my experiences in this profession of mine.

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