I am taking you all to a beach in Mumbai with today’s post! Bhel Puri is a savoury snack and a type of chaat made with puffed rice, sev, chutneys and other ingredients. It is thought to have originated within the street food stalls of Mumbai’s beaches and the recipe has spread to most parts of India where it has been modified to suit local food availability. Bhel Puri has an incredible balance of sweet, salty, tart and spicy flavours. It also has different textures. This snack is usually served in a paper folded in the form of a cone and is consumed using a papdi! I personally love all chaats and I have already shared with you the recipes for Papri Chaat and Aloo Tikki Chaat and Bhel Puri is my husband’s favourite! It is an absolute must try if you like Indian food.
Bhel Puri - an Indian savoury snack and a type of chaat made with puffed rice, sev, chutneys and other ingredients
- 150 gms – 4 cups puffed rice
- 80 gms – 1 cup sev click here for the recipe
- 20 papdis crushed, click here for the recipe
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup boiled potatoes diced in small pieces
- 8 tbsp tamarind chutney click here for the recipe
- 4 tbsp hari chutney click here for the recipe
- ½ chaat masala
- ½ tbsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 8 papdis crushed, click here for the recipe
- 4 tbsp sev click here for the recipe
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
- More papdis to use as “spoons”
You can add some chopped green chillies and/or some chilly powder to the mix if you like your Bhel Puri spicy.
You can also use some raw mango as garnish, if you find any.
Tamarind chutney, hari chutney, sev, papdis and all the other ingredients are also available in Indian stores.