Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bhel Puri

Who doesn't love Bhel Puris?? Its all of our favorite and being in the US I can't taste a bhel puri like how i used to get in chennai. So I decided to make my own at home which I learnt from my mom. She used to prepare this tasty bhel puri as an evening snack for me during my college days and during my working days. Good old memories :). Its so filling and nutritious. Can't imagine a better evening snack.

(for 1 person)
Bhel Mix - 1 cup(Got this from Indian grocery store which is a mixture of puffed rice and sev with spices)

For the Bhel puri chutney:
Grind the following to a smooth and a thick paste adding little water.:
Chopped Mint leaves - 2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Dates - 3 (chopped)
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 2
Garlic - 1 pod(optional)

Other ingredients:
Chopped onions  - 2 tsp
Chopped tomatoes - 2 tsp(without seeds)
Chopped cucumber - 3 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - as needed
Grated carrot - 1/4 cup
(You can use the above according to your taste level thou')


In a bowl add the bhel mix, 2 tsp of the prepared paste and the other ingredients listed. Mix them gently and garnish with coriander leaves.

Sending this to event "Walk through the Memory Lane" by Gayathri.

Also to "Healthy Recipe Hunt-2" (puffed rice/pori) by Kurinji.

NOTE: You can store the Bhel puri paste in refrigerator upto a month and use it.


  1. Tempting bhel puri and thanks for sending it to my event dear...

    Event : HRH-Puffed Rice

  2. Yummy Bhel Puri. Thanks for sending..

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