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Bhel Puri or Bhelpuri

About Bhel Puri

Bhelpuri is a puffed rice and potatoes dish usually served with tamarind sauce. It is a popular roadside snack  in Bombay. Even though it originated from Gujarat, it is now identified as a popular roadside snack in Bombay. Similar puffed rice (known as Muri) snack such as Churu Muri (Bangalore) and Jhaal Muri (Calcutta ) are popular throughout the India.

Acknowledgement : The Recipe adapted and published with permission of . Also spelled, Bhel Poori


1 packet of flat crispy puris (available in Indian groceries)
2 lb or 500 g puffed rice (kurmura/murmura - available in Indian groceries)
1 lb 125-250 g plain sev (Indian fried snack, looks like noodles)
2 teaspoon chat masala
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 potatoes (boiled)
1 big red onion
1/2 bunch coriander (cilantro) leaves
Lemon juice or raw mango (chopped)
salt to taste

Spicy chutney
1/2 bunch coriander (cilantro) leaves
1/2 bunch mint leaves
2 big garlic cloves
10-12 green chilies
salt to taste

Sweet chutney
1/2 cup pulp of dates (soak dates in hot water for 1/2 hr , grind them and strain)
1/4 cup tamarind pulp
1 tablespoon jaggery or sugar
2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoon cumin seeds

  Spicy chutney:
1 Grind all the items to a fine paste using some water.
  Sweet chutney
2 Grind all the items to a fine paste using some water.
3 Mix together puffed rice and sev. Add chat masala, salt and chili powder.
4 Chop onion and raw mango finely. Dice potatoes. Chop coriander (Cilantro) leaves.
5 Add onions, raw mango pieces (or lemon juice), potatoes and coriander (Cilantro) leaves to the puffed rice and sev mixture and mix gently with the hands.


6 While serving, add spicy chutney and sweet chutney into the above mixture. Put some mixture in individual plates, top with some more sev and chutneys (if desired). Garnish with coriander (Cilantro) leaves. Serve with crunchy puris.
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