Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri

This is the most commonly sold chaat in the streets of Mumbai. Almost every street has its own friendly bhelwala with his inimitable blends of chutneys and masalas. Bhel is a delectable combination of papadis, puffed rice, sev, onions, potatoes, raw mango and chutneys.
Ingredients:

1 packet of flat crispy puris
Puffed rice-250gms
Plain sev-250gms
chat masala-2tsp
chili powder-2tsp

potatoes-2 boiled

onion-1 big
corianderleaves-1/2 bunch
Lemon juice or raw mango
salt to taste

Spicy chutney:

corianderleaves-1/2 bunch
mint leaves-1/2 bunch

garlic cloves-2 big

green chilies-10-12

salt to taste


Sweet chutney:

1/2 cup pulp of dates (soak dates in hot water for 1/2 hr , grind them and strain)
tamarind pulp-1/4 cup
jaggery or sugar-1tbsp
chili powder-2tsp

cumin seeds-2tsp

Preparation:

Spicy chutney:
Grind all the items to a fine paste using some water.
Sweet chutney
Grind all the items to a fine paste using some water.

1.Mix together puffed rice and sev. Add chat masala, salt and chili powder.
2.Chop onion and raw mango finely. Dice potatoes. Chop corianderleaves.

3.Add onions, raw mango pieces (or lemon juice), potatoes and corianderleaves to the puffed
rice and sev mixture and mix gently with the hands.
4.While serving, add spicy chutney and sweet chutney into the above mixture.Garnish with
corianderleaves. Serve with crunchy puris.

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