Bhel puri is simple Indian street food at it’s best.
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. I liked it so much, I decided to include the recipe in my cookbook ‘The Curry Guy Veggie’.
Below you will find one of my go-to versions. I think you’re going to love this!
What is bhel puri?
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.
Is bhel puri bad for you?
Nope! The great think about bhel puri is that it’s not only really delicious, it also happens to be quite good for you.
How many crispy snacks can you say that about? In fact, you can make it even healthier by leaving some of the fried ingredients out. They are not in every bhel puri anyway.
Can you change this recipe in any way?
Yep. This is a simple version. You could add anything you happen to have on hand. If it sounds good, it probably will be.
Add other veggies for example. Or go for a spicy hot sauce. There are so many different versions and you can feel free to experiment and make this recipe your own.
Can you work ahead?
You can prepare all the liquid ingredients a few days before serving your bhel puri. These are very easily prepared or you if you want it even easier, you could use shop-bough versions of the same sauces.
You should not mix everything together before you’re ready to server though. Do that just at the last minute before serving so that the crispy rice stays crispy!
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If you like this tasty chaat, you might like to try some of these popular snacks too!
- 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g