Bhel Puri Chat(Spicy Crunchy Snack)

October 17th, 2010 filed under Appetizers, Chaat, Snacks, Vegan
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Bhel Puri is a simple spicy snack with a light crunch! This is a popular snack with street vendors in Mumbai. Every vendor has his own twist to bhel puri but two main ingredients remain the same . . . puffed rice (murmura) and fine sev. Bhel Puri is low-fat, nutritious, delicious snack!

Serves 4 to 6


  • 3 cups puffed rice (murmura, kurmura) available in Indian grocery stores.
  • 1 cup fine sav (vermicelli-like snack made from gram flour) available in Indian grocery stores.
  • 1 cup papdi broken in small pieces (recipe you can find on my web site) or available in Indian grocery stores.
  • 1/2 cup of chopped boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes remove the seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 4 tablespoon of hari cilantro chutney
  • 4 tablespoon of tamarind chutney
  • 1 tablespoon minced green pepper optional

For Garnish

  • 1/4 cup fine sav
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. In frying pan over medium heat dry roast the puffed rice for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it cool.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (puffed rice, sev, papdi,and salt) together and mix well. Set aside until ready to serve
  3. Mix chopped potatoes, cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro,and minced green pepper if you like it hot, and set aside.
  4. When ready to serve, combine the dry ingredients and potato mixture.
  5. Add hari cilantro and tamarind chutneys to your taste, making sure the chutneys coat the bhel puri. Garnish with sev and drizzle with lemon juice to taste.
  6. Notes: Assemble bhel puri just before serving to prevent the puffed rice and sev from getting soggy


  1. Puffed rice (murmura) loses some of its crispness with time. Roasting restores the crispness and freshness.

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22 Responses to “Bhel Puri Chat(Spicy Crunchy Snack)”

  1. Suresh says:

    Wow! great!

  2. jimmy says:

    me and husband liked it…he told once more really

  3. swarna says:

    it’s perfectly good and is very good intaste .thanqs

  4. kawaljit says:

    its awesome . . .

  5. michel317 says:

    hello freind
    welcome to this site
    thanks manjula for giving us this wonderfull recepies

    dainik bhasker

  6. sonia pamnani says:

    mouth watering aunty

  7. seema saini says:

    Mouth watering recipies aunty. Realy thankfull aunty.

  8. lara says:

    thanks aunty for this wonderful recipie,
    your tip of roasting the murmura will be really useful as many times I have tried making bhel puri (without roasting) and find the crispiness lacking

  9. This is very testy snack thank you

  10. carmen says:

    Very intresting !

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