Bhel Puri | Chaat Recipe

A mouth-watering roadside treat for your taste buds

Just the name ‘bhel puri’ conjures up the images of roadside hawkers near beaches and parks with a small crowd around each of them. Originally a dish from Gujarat, it has spread to all corners of India and each person has a favorite version. The ingredients that go into making it also vary with individual tastes.

This is one of the first recipes that I tried out and it did turn out well mainly because of its simplicity, I guess!!.I learnt this recipe from a chaatwaala near my aunt’s place and over the years modified it to my taste.

[Updated with better pics on 7/5/2014]

You Need

Puffed rice – 2 cups
Carrot grated – 1
Cucumber finely chopped -1
Raw mango finely chopped - ½
Tomato finely chopped – 1
Onion finely chopped – 1
Coriander – to garnish
Green chutney
Sweet chutney
Sev – ½ cup
Crushed Papdi / Puri
Chat masala - 1 tablespoon[optional]
Salt – to taste

For green chutney

• 1 small bunch coriander leaves
• 1 small bunch mint leaves
• 1 “ piece ginger
• 2 green chillies
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• Salt to taste

Blend all the ingredients adding minimal water. It can prepared in advance and refrigerated. Dilute as required before use.

For Sweet chutney

• 10 seedless dates
• lime sized tamarind
• 2 teaspoons jaggery
• ½ teaspoon chilli powder
• Salt to taste

Soak tamarind and jaggery in hot water and make a thick extract. Blend with dates , strain and use as required.

Mix all ingredients and serve immediately. Adjust sweet / green chutney to your taste. Bhelpuri is best consumed as soon as it is mixed else it turns soggy.You can also add roasted groundnut etc for crunchiness

Bon Appetit...

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