Bhel puri is a much loved snack food all over India. It’s becoming popular in the west now too.
Bhel puri just plain gets it. I’ve had it a lot here in the UK at restaurants but really fell for the stuff on a recent trip to Mumbai.
There, it’s served as street food and it’s so good. This recipe tastes just like what I got there. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Use my ingredient suggestions but feel free to add whatever you want.
The base ingredient for bhel puri is called Kurmure and it’s available at most Asian grocers. It’s actually just puffed rice and very similar to Rice Krispies.
In fact, I’ve used a generic and unsweetened brand of Rice Krispie style cereal and it worked fantastically well.
You might think that the bhel puri would become soggy with all that delicious sauce that gets poured into it. It does eventually but this is street food, meant to be eaten fast and on the go.
Just get stuck in and I’m sure you will love this bhel puri recipe.
If you like the look of this bhel puri, you might like to try some of these popular snacks too!
The following bhel puri recipe will get you authentic and delicious results.
- 100g (5 cups) Puffed Rice (Kurmure)
- 1 medium red onion – finely chopped
- 3 green chillies – finely chopped
- 1 potato, boiled & diced
- 125ml ( ½ cup) homemade mint & coriander sauce
- 6 tbsp. Homemad tamarind sauce
- 20g ( ½ cup ) fine sev
- 5 tbsp. roasted peanuts
- 5 tablespoons Bombay mix (optional)
- 5 papdi
- Juice of one lemon
- Salt to taste
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
- It a large bowl, mix the puffed rice, onion, green chillies and potato together well. Add the mint and coriander sauce along with the tamarind sauce. Try to coat all of the rice with the sauces. Now stir in the remaining ingredients and serve.