Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bhel Puri

This is the most commonly sold chaat in the streets of Mumbai. Almost every street has its own friendly bhelwala with his inimitable blends of chutneys and masalas. Bhel is a delectable combination of papadis, puffed rice, sev, onions, potatoes, raw mango and chutneys.
Ingredients:

1 packet of flat crispy puris
Puffed rice-250gms
Plain sev-250gms
chat masala-2tsp
chili powder-2tsp

potatoes-2 boiled

onion-1 big
corianderleaves-1/2 bunch
Lemon juice or raw mango
salt to taste

Spicy chutney:

corianderleaves-1/2 bunch
mint leaves-1/2 bunch

garlic cloves-2 big

green chilies-10-12

salt to taste


Sweet chutney:

1/2 cup pulp of dates (soak dates in hot water for 1/2 hr , grind them and strain)
tamarind pulp-1/4 cup
jaggery or sugar-1tbsp
chili powder-2tsp

cumin seeds-2tsp



Preparation:

Spicy chutney:
Grind all the items to a fine paste using some water.
Sweet chutney
Grind all the items to a fine paste using some water.

1.Mix together puffed rice and sev. Add chat masala, salt and chili powder.
2.Chop onion and raw mango finely. Dice potatoes. Chop corianderleaves.

3.Add onions, raw mango pieces (or lemon juice), potatoes and corianderleaves to the puffed
rice and sev mixture and mix gently with the hands.
4.While serving, add spicy chutney and sweet chutney into the above mixture.Garnish with
corianderleaves. Serve with crunchy puris.

13 comments:

Vidhya said...

I can eat that whole bowl Pavani. Looks really yum

Cham said...

every saturd we eat chaat outside, lovely chaat recipe to share I will try it one day!

Usha said...

This is one of my faves...looks good :-)

anudivya said...

Pavani... this is very nice... I like ur spicy chutney a lot.

raaji said...

i used to have this a lot in my schooldays.though a street fod it used to be so tasty......

vandana rajesh said...

Oh wow bhel...reminds me of my bombay days.

vivari said...

hi
wow!!! bhel puri my favourite chat item
vivari

Uma said...

ooh, this is yum! lovely bhel puri!

Priya said...

Delicious Bhel Puri...loved both sweet n spicy chutney Pavani....yumm yummm

Sireesha said...

Its my all time favorite can eat anytime...Looks mouthwatering...

G.Pavani said...

Thank u very much each n every one for ur cute cute and lovely comments...

Sangeeth said...

ok now gimme ur address iam coming there to eat my all time fav snack! yuummmmmmyyyyyyy!

Yasmeen said...

Love chat pate Bhel puri anytime:)