Bhel puri is a popular Indian savory street food snack made using puffed rice (murmura), paapdi, roasted peanuts, sev, boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, sweet-tangy chutneys, and spice powders.
It is a quick, easy to make, slightly sweet, spicy, and tangy snack loved by all age groups prepare together in minutes with having a lot of flavors and textures. So, in this recipe post, I’m sharing Mumbai’s most famous Bhel puri Chaat recipe that is sour, tangy, crispy, sweet, salty, crunchy.
About This Recipe
A humble street-style chaat made with a mixture of puffed rice (murmura), paapdi, roasted peanuts, sev, vegetables like boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and tossed with spicy green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney, and chaat masala.
This light refreshing snack is one of the most loved chaats served throughout India over roadside stalls on the Mumbai beaches such as Chowpati and Juhu most often in paper cones.
In India, you will find different versions of Bhel puri as in Bombay, it is known as “Bhel”, in West Bengal called as Jhal Moori or Muri, another form of Bhel where mustard oil is added for roasting puffed rice. You can also make dry bhel puri (sukhi bhel) where puffed rice is mixed with roasted peanuts, masala chana dal, spice powders, puri, and sev without chutney served in paper cones on the roadside stalls.
The most popular is wet bhel puri (geeli bhel) where two-three kinds of chutneys are added with onions tomatoes and boiled potatoes.
This Bhel puri contains a variety of elements sour, spicy and crunchy, and soft. Thus, it turns out to be a mouth-watering snack, a mix of various flavors.
The base ingredient is puffed rice in Bhel puri is the same all over India; just the preparation and some ingredients may vary in different regions.
You can easily make Bhel when you come home from work. You will also find Bhelpuri chaat stalls in canteens & weddings. If you have never tried this before, please do try. You will be able to make a very delicious street-style bhel puri.
For making bhel puri, you will require the following ingredients:
Puffed Rice – Muri, Marmara, Pori, Kurmura, or Murmura known by so many different names. I have first dry roasted the puffed rice till they become crisp.
Other ingredients – Plain sev (thin crunchy noodles), crushed paapdi (thin crunchy wafers), consists of veggies like boiled potatoes, diced onions, tomatoes, salt, chaat masala, and coriander leaves and then added green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney and serve immediately.
Sev and coriander leaves are mixed in the bhel itself as well as used for garnishing.
If you are craving for a quick delicious snack and you don’t have the tamarind and green chutneys ready at home, you can serve dry bhel or else just add tomato sauce and spicy mixed namkeen.
You may give a slight variation by sauteing the puffed rice in mustard oil till they become crisp for this recipe.
Some people also like to add diced cucumber and sprouts in Bhel Puri. You can even include grated vegetables like carrots and beetroot.
It is best to serve the bhel immediately as soon as you assemble it, else it will become soggy. You can make bhel puri in less time if preparing for the guests. Just prepare all the dry and wet ingredients separately and then mix them just before serving so that the bhel remains crunchy. Sprinkle some sev, puri or papdi and coriander leaves on top if you want.
It can be eaten with just a spoon or scooped onto a paapdi (thin crunchy wafers).
At many roadside stalls, bhel is mostly served in newspaper cones.
To make bhel puri at home follow the detailed step-by-step recipe posted below.
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Bhel puri is a popular Indian savory street food snack made using puffed rice (murmura), paapdi, roasted peanuts, sev, boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, sweet-tangy chutneys, and spice powders. It is a quick, easy-to-make snack, slightly sweet, spicy, and tangy snack. Here, I’m sharing Mumbai’s most famous Bhel puri Chaat recipe that is sour, tangy, crispy, sweet, salty, and crunchy.
- 2 cups puffed rice (murmura)
- 5–6 paapdi (crunchy salty wafers)
- 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts
- ½ cup sev (crunchy thin noodles) made from gram flour
- ½ cup onions
- ½ cup boiled potatoes
- ½ cup tomatoes
- 1 green chilli
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons tamarind chutney
- 2 teaspoons green coriander chutney
- Salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon chaat masala
- In a pan, dry roast the puffed rice on low heat if they are not crisp. Then cool them at room temperature.
- In a large bowl add boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and chopped green chilli.
- Add 5-6 pieces of namkeen papdi, roasted peanuts, and sev.
- Add the roasted puffed rice, red chilli powder, chaat masala powder, and salt to taste.
- Add tamarind chutney (imli ki chutney) and green coriander chutney along with a dash of fresh lemon juice and mix all the ingredients well.
- Garnish it with sev and chopped coriander leaves before serving
- Bhel puri is ready to serve.
- Roast the puffed rice a little bit till they become crisp and then cool it down completely.
- Keep all the ingredients ready before assembling everything.
- Serve bhel puri as soon as you assemble it, else it will become soft and soggy.
- According to your taste preference, adjust the spice powders and salt.
- If you don’t have chutneys, you may also use tomato ketchup or prepare a dry version by adding paapdi, roasted peanuts, and sev.
- Cuisine: Indian
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