Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri

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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. The proportions of the various chutneys can be changed to adjust to your personal preferences. Toast the puffed rice to make bhel crisp before using it to make bhel. If you store the puffed rice, sev and papadi and refrigerate or freeze the chutneys, you can rustle up a heavy snack in a jiffy for your hungry kids returning from school.

Bhel Puri recipe - How to make Bhel Puri

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently till all the ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and garnish each portion with sev, papdis, masala dal, raw mango, coriander and 1 papdi.
  3. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Nylon sev is a very thin variety of deep fried besan sev used as a topping for chaats. It is readily available at most provision stores.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy289 cal
Protein7.8 g
Carbohydrates39.2 g
Fiber4.7 g
Fat11.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium24.7 mg
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Bhel Puri Video by Tarla Dalal
Bhel Puri recipe with step by step photos

Recipe notes for Bhel Puri

  1. In case the puffed rice is not crisp, dry roast with a little oil in a kadhai till they are crisp.
  2. Puffed rice can also be roasted with salt and turmeric and then used to make bhel.
  3. Adjust the quantity of the chutneys to suit your tastebuds.
  4. Besides sev and masala chana dal you can also garnish the bhel puri with salted peanuts and tomatoes.
  5. Bhel Puri should be served immediately or else it will become soggy.
  6. Try other variants of bhel like Dahi Bhel, Corn Bhel, Mixed sprouts Bhel, Sukha Bhel, Oats and Poha Sukha Bhel.

Making Bhel Puri with Step by Step Photos

  1. To make Mumbai roadside famous Bhel Puri, in a deep bowl take the puffed rice (kumura).
  2. Add finely chopped onions.
  3. Add boiled, peeled and finely chopped potatoes.
  4. Add the Khajur Imli ki Chutney ki chutney. Here is a detailed recipe of Khajur imli ki chutney with step by step photos. This chutney can be made in advance and stored.
  5. Add the green chutney. This is to give bhel puri a chatpata flavour.
  6. Add the green chutney. This is to give bhel puri a chatpata flavour.
  7. Add the fresh garlic chutney. If you are Jain, then avoid adding it.
  8. Add finely chopped coriander.
  9. Add the chaat masala. Here is a recipe to make homemade chaat masala. We also have an amazing recipe for dry masala powder that can be used to enhance the flavour of chaat recipes like bhel puri, sev puri, etc.
  10. Add salt to taste, take care while adding salt as there is some salt in chaat masala also.
  11. Add lemon juice for some tangy flavour.
  12. Add nylon sev.
  13. Finally add crushed Papadis. These give a nice crunch to the Bhel Puri. They are readily available in the market, but you can make crispy papdi at home too.
  14. Now with your hands gently mix together all the ingredients.
  15. To serve take a portion of the bhel puri in a serving bowl.
  16. To garnish the bhel puri first sprinkle some nylon sev over it.
  17. Then top it a few crushed Papadis.
  18. Sprinkle some masala dal.
  19. Sprinkle some finely chopped raw mango for some additional tang and crunch. You can skip this if raw mangoes are not in season.
  20. Finally garnish with finely chopped coriander.
  21. Now serve topped with a papadi. This papadi can be used as a spoon to eat the bhel puri.


Bhel Puri
 on 03 Jul 16 12:07 PM

It was very delicious,I liked it very and my parents loved it too.
Tarla Dalal
04 Jul 16 09:40 AM
   Hi Parth, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
Bhel Puri
 on 07 Jan 11 08:09 PM

Its a delicious recipe that gives taste of a homemade chaat. A perfect evening snack!
Bhel Puri
 on 03 Jan 11 12:35 PM

The bombay bhel at its best! Loved the tangy sauces! Its chatpata and the most delicious bhel i have eaten! thanks for the recipe.