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Bhel Puri – The Street Food of India


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Another stand out performer in our journey of exploring the street foods of India, the chaats. Bhel puri is a simple yet hearty dish to make and eat and it is sold in every street, every corner of Mumbai, and in fact the whole country now.

A combination of crunchy puffed rice (Kurmura, commonly known), chopped vegetables, masalas, and tangy chutneys, Bhelpuri has a taste for all. Now, let’s see the simplest Bhel Puri recipe.

So let’s just make Bhel Puri in an easy way in our home.



  1. 4 cups puffed rice (Kurmura)
  2. 1 cup sev
  3. 20 papdis
  4. 1/2 cup chopped onions
  5. 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  6. 1/2 cup boiled and chopped potatoes
  7. 2 tsp fresh garlic chutney
  8. 8 tbsp Khajur Imli ki chutney
  9. 4 tbsp green chutney
  10. 1 tsp Kala Namak
  11. juice of lemon
  12. salt to taste

For Garnishing

  1. papdis, crushed
  2. 1 tbsp finely chopped raw mango (optional)
  3. 4 tbsp sev
  4. 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Let’s Start

For Khajur Imli ki chutney

  1. Wash 2 cup dates and 1/4th cup tamarind and place in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup jaggery, 1 tsp chili powder, a pinch of asafoetida and 4 cups of water to it and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Cool and puree the mixture and strain it through a fine sieve.
  4. Use as required.

For Green chutney

  1. Combine 2 cups of chopped mint, 1 cup of chopped coriander, 1 sliced large onion, juice of 2 lemons, 1 tbsp sugar, 5 green chilies and salt as per taste, in a blender.
  2. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste using as little water as you can.
  3. Use as directed.

For Fresh Garlic chutney

  1. Combine 1 cup garlic cloves, 1 tbsp chili powder, juice of a lemon and salt along with 1/4 cup of water in a blender and grind to a fine paste.
  2. Dilute with a little water and use as required.

For the Bhel Puri

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with the three chutneys in a large bowl and toss gently till all the ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Divide into equal portions and garnish each portion with the crushed papdis, raw mango, sev, and coriander.
  3. Serve immediately.

This Bhel Puri recipe is simple, easy to make, yet tasty snack for an evening chat.

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