Thursday, June 7

Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri is one among the bombay fast food specialities. Bhel puri is made with two chutneys-one hot and one sweet along with puffed rice, sev, puris, chopped onions, tomatoes and other ingredients.... and the result is a wonderful evening snack. Now bhel puri is famous all over India and some parts of the world too.

This is my entry to this month's RCI(Maharashtrian cuisine ), which was an Idea of Lakshmik of 'Veggie cuisine 'and guest hosted by Nupur of 'One hot stove'.


Puffed Rice- 200 gms
Thin Sev- 100 gms
Flat puris or the ones used for pani puri- 1 pack crushed
Onion- 1 big chopped finely
Tomato- 1 big chopped finely
Potato-1 boiled and chopped into cubes
Channa- a few soaked and boiled
carrots- 1 grated
cucumber-1 small chopped finely
Peanuts- a few
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
salt to taste

Green/Hot chutney

Coriander Leaves- 1/2 bunch
Mint Leaves- 1/2 bunch
Green chillies- 10
salt to taste

Sweet Chutney
Dates-1/2 cup
Tamarind - small lime size soaked
Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
Chilli powder- 3/4 to 1 tsp
Jaggery-2 tbsp


Boil 1 cup of water and add the dates.when it softens ,cool and grind to a paste. Dry roast cumin seeds and powder it. Squeeze thick pulp from the soaked tamarind and in a pan add the jeera powder, jaggery,chilli powder, date pulp and little water along with the tamarind pulp. cook for 2-3 minutes. The sweet chutney is ready.
Prepare the hot chutney by grinding all the ingredients with some water.
Mix puffed rice, sev, puris,onions,tomatoes,potatoes,channa,peanuts,cucumbers,carrots and coriander leaves. Keep aside.

When Serving add the sweet and hot chutney to the mixture. Serve immediately in seperate plates and top with some sev and coriander leaves.


Sudha said...

I want have a plate of bhelpuri straight..thanks prema..for a wonderful recipe..

FH said...

Oh yeah baby!!! Of course,all those wonderful snacks come from Maharashtra too.Bhel looks yum! I don't get that Churmuri here but I use Rice crispy cereal!;D

Jyothi said...

Even I want a plate of bhelpuri. Thanks for sharing such a simple and delicious snack.

Revathi said...

Looks suppperrrrrrrrr.

Richa said...

ooooh! that looks so tempting, prema! beautiful pictures! can have bhel puri anytime, had made it a couple of days back, adding chickpeas is cool :)

Nupur said...

SO YUMMY :) :) I am excited that my beloved bhel-puri is going to be part of the round-up!

bee said...

that looks so authentic, just like we get in bombay.

Roopa said...

yummy! looks delicious and appetzing!nice entry!

Kajal said...

Bhel puri looks yummy!!!!!!!
Nice plate....It is looks simple but they are so many items in this plate.

archana said...

My favorite :)Thanks Prema for this yummy recipe.
If you like garlic try adding a little garlic chutney ( 1 or 2 garlic cloves + salt + a little water+ red chilli powder )
You will find a sudden transformation in taste :)

Kribha said...

I know that this is a very popular dish but never tried it even once. Your pictures look super yummy. I will surely try it. Thanks for posting this.

sra said...

I'm so used to the 'South Indian version' of the bhel puri I didn't like the 'classic' one on the beaches of Bombay!

Sia said...

oh yes baby...i can survive just eating chats for breakfast, lunch and dinner too;) beautiful... and as archana said i too add a tbsp of garlic chutney...

ushaprashanth said...

Beautiful pics!!

Bong Mom said...

You know Bhel Puri is so didn't cross my mind its from Maharashtra. Delicious recipe

Meena Kandlakuti said...

This wonderful. i love bhelpuri, though never tried. I would love learn and cook. Ofcourse! EAT eas well:-)..I was looking for perfect chutneys sweet and hot one. I will try this version. Thanks for sharing!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi prema,
the snaps r so clear to understand .Thanks for sharing.

DEEPA said...

wow!!!i love this ...when i used to live in mumbai i used to have this almost every weekend ....this is really yummy one

Vcuisine said...

So nice prema, just feel like eating them. I love this really. Nice presentation. Viji

Bharathy said...

Wow! what a nice entry.Bhel puri Maharashtrian didn't strike to me,Prema..Nice post!Do all chat foods(poular in Tamil nadu)like pani puri too fall under this??

Sharmi said...

looks so yummy! feel like eating it all up.

Suganya said...

YUM! YUM! YUM!.....I love it.....

USHA said...

HI Prema,

Perfect contribution for the right event....Its good to see all chat assembled in nice way..

Suma Gandlur said...

Just love it.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Yummm!!!! I love Bhel puri. Thanx for your version of the recipe :)

Pravs said...

bhel puri is one of fav...feel like snacking on it now :)
Nice recipes out here.

Dhana said...

Maharashtrian food without Bhelpuri is just incomplete! Had it recently at a local resto's buffet, just not the same as the one opposite Churchgate station!!

sans said...

Hi everyone!

am new here...but hav been looking at the recipes u ppl post...thanks to Nupur and to all the great chefs out here...i hav tried some recipes from this blog u ppl r doing a wonderful job...i too wanna join this...but i hav no idea how to do it...cud ne1 help me...i too can share a few...thanks to all

Geeta Ranbhor said...


Why are ur pictures so good. :) You know last night I saw this picture of bhel on your site. I had to drag my husband to local indian grocery store where they also serve chat because I wanted to have bhel. We had to rush to the shop at 10 pm before it closed. This picture looks so tempting. I am going to keep all the ingredients for bhel at home, so that I can make it anytime. Its my all time favourite.