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bhel puri (भेल पुरी)

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bhel puri (भेल पुरी)is a popular street food that comes from Mumbai, but now it became street food in every nook and corner of India . This recipe can be enjoyed in two ways; dry without any chutneys and wet with a mixture of chutneys added to puffed rice. To tell how it tastes, it’s a bowl of different tastes and textures of soft, crispy, tangy, spicy, fresh, and lemony to name some.

Regional Dish: Mumbai; All over India

Cuisine Style: Mumbai | Preparation Time 20minutes | Type Snack | Take as such | Shelf Life: 30 mins| Quantity 4 Servings

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving ( 1 cup)

Calories (150.7 K cal), Carbohydrates (18.1 g), Protein (3.2 g), Fat (1 g).

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 2 tbsp. of mint cilantro and green chilies chutney ( green chutney)
  • 2 tbsp. of tamarind dates chutney ( sweet chutney) tsp red chili chutney (optional)
  • 1 large boiled potato, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup boiled moong beans or steamed moong sprouts
  • 1 medium size tomato. finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup sev
  • 5-6 papdis, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp. roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • black salt as required

Method:

  1. Firstly dry roast the puffed rice in pan till they become crisp.
  2. Move them to a large mixing bowl and allow them to reach room temperature
  3. Now add everything listed in the ingredients list except sev and coriander leaves.
  4. Give a quick mix so that everything gets blended
  5. Finally garnish bhel puri with some coriander leaves and sev.
  6. Serve immediately, if not the whole bhel becomes soggy.

Other variants / Cuisine Style: Add some roasted channa dal, red chili powder, steamed chickpeas

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