Sunday, March 27, 2011

Home Made Bhel Puri

Bhel puri is Indian street food. It is a popular snack eaten tapas style. Bhelpuri is known as Jhal Muri in West Bengal. The doting of Bhelpuri comes from the combination of flavours and textures that it offers. The crunch of flour biscuits and the crispiness of Sev gives the dish presence to the palate while the softness of rice puffs and boiled potatoes counters the crunch in a positive way. The tamarind date condiment brings out a tangy-sweet taste whereas the addition of coriander condiment puts forth a savoury sensation. The balance of flavours makes this snack a family favourite.

Bhelpuri is rather easy to make,  given that you have some basic ingredients. Stock up on the store bought biscuits and rice puffs. Refrigerate or freeze up the condiments. When you have a surprise guest over or when you suddenly go ravenous, throw everything together and a snack will be ready in a jiffy.

The caveat to this dish is that, once made, it must be consumed fresh otherwise it will go soggy. The fun of this dish comes from it's freshness.

1. Khajur Imli ki chutney (Date Tamarind condiment), cooled.
2. Dhania ki chutney (Coriander condiment)
3. Golgappas or Papdi (Flour biscuits - can be found at Indian stores)
4. Murmura (Rice puffs)
5. Surati Sev (Flour snack - can also be found ready made in packets at Indian stores)
6. Red onion, chopped, 1 cup
7. Freshly chopped coriander leaves, 1/2 cup
8. Potato, boiled, peeled, cut in cubes, 1 cup
9. Black salt or kala namak
10. Lemon juice
11. Red chili, chopped (optional)

Throw everything together, mix well and serve fresh and consume right away.

This recipe is inspired from Tarla Dalal's. This is a bookmarked recipe.


Puja said...

Very tempting!

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Puja said...

Hey, thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark recipe :)

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Torviewtoronto said...

this would be a lovely snack delicious bhel puri

Unknown said...

Looks uber tempting - You are making me actually like bhel - not a huge chaat fan - a sorry representative of Delhi, the hot bed of chaats :((

Deeksha said...

looks tempting! nice clicks on bhel puri...

Hetal Patel said...

aah......india yad aa gaya......

anu said...

bhel puri, a popular Chat Recipes. looks very tempting.

Sneha Benny said...

Looks very tempting !!! Bhel puri is my all time favorite !!!

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