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Bhel Puri

24 Oct

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Bhel Puri.

Bhel puri is a popular savory street food made from puffed rice. For the base of bhel puri, puffed rice is mixed with various deep fried items like sev, roasted chana dal, peanuts, papri etc. Mashed boiled potato and chopped tomato are added to the base along with the chopped onion. Various chaat chutneys are used to flavor the bhel puri while mustard oil takes the bhel puri to a different level.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Bhel Puri.

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 2 Cups
Fine Sev 1/2 Cup
Roasted Chana Dal 1 tbsp
Roasted Peanuts 1 tbsp
Boiled Potato 1 Small
Onion 1 Small
Tomato 1
Green Chiles 2
Cilantro Few sprigs
Grated Raw Mango 2 tbsps (optional)
Dates Tamarind Chutney 1 tbsp
Green Chutney 1 tbsp
Garlic Chutney 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard Oil 1/2 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and mash the boiled potato into small bits.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Peel, remove ends and finely chop onion.
Wash and finely chop tomato.
Clean, wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.

In a mixing bowl, mix together puffed rice, sev, roasted chana dal, roasted peanuts, chopped onion, mashed boiled potato, tomato, green chiles, grated raw mango (if using) and sufficient salt.
Toss everything well and mix in dates tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, red chilli garlic chutney, lemon juice and mustard oil.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve bhel puri immediately.
Notes:Mamra turns soggy if left the bhel puri for a while before consuming.

Suggestions:If the bhel puri is not spicy or sweet or sour enough, add more of the chaat chutneys as necessary and mix the bhel puri well.
Variations: There are numerous versions of what goes into the bhel puri. Crushed small crisp flat puri and grated coconut can also be added to the base of the bhel puri. Chaat masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chile powder can also be added as extra flavorings to the bhel puri.
Other Names:Maramarala Mixture, Bhela, Churu Muri (Bangalore), Jhaal Muri (without tamarind chutney) (Kolkata), Bhel Puri (Mumbai).