Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bhelpuri


It is unusual in India when you think of a hot cup of tea without something to munch along. Everyone has their top ten list of eating delights and my top of the charts is Bhelpuri. It is an easy and quick snack item to prepare.

Bhelpuri, a popular street food of west India, has  managed to bag a spot in the menus of even high profile restaurants due to its immense popularity. 

This is a perfect snack when you want something light at the same time satiate your taste buds & yet keep some room for the next meal. 

Because of my impatience towards reaching to the final product quickly I look for ways to reduce the preparation time. Hence I prefer keeping a ready made Bhel mix pack & a date-tamarind chutney in my pantry stock as its fastens the whole Bhelpuri making process. You can also make it from scratch by using puffed rice Sev etc. 


Ingredients
2 cups of Bhel mix (ready made bhel mix available at any Indian grocery stores
1/2 Tomato chopped finely
1/4 Onion chopped finely
Coriander leaves chopped finely
1 tbsp Green chutney (If I run out of green chutney I usually add 1 green chilli to make it hot - but thats optional)
2-3 tbsp Date-tamarind chutney (Store bought or homemade)
1/8 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala 
dash of lemon 
salt to taste
Sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from gram flour) for garnishing

Method
Mix all the above ingredients together & garnish with Sev & some coriander. Your instant Bhelpuri is ready, best supplemented with a hot cup of tea or coffee. As soon as you mix the Chutneys,onion and tomatoes in the bhel will start to become soft so mix these only when you are ready to serve. 


Happy Snacking !!!
Shweta



7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe..
    it is very instant to make..
    i will also try this..

    Cheers!!
    Garima

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  2. Its a nice taste satisfying recipe for any time break fast. Waiting for your next...ram sadekar

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  3. I will definitely try this at home.
    Looks yummy & instant!!!

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  4. Cool... Every week we amke this at home....Thanks for linking it...

    Ongoing event:

    http://jiyasdelicacy.blogspot.sg/2012/05/first-event-exhibit-every-bite-1.html

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  5. Wow my favourite. Happy to follow u dear
    Sherin

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