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
- 1/4 cup fine sav
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- In frying pan over medium heat dry roast the puffed rice for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it cool.
- Combine the dry ingredients (puffed rice, sev, papdi,and salt) together and mix well. Set aside until ready to serve
- Mix chopped potatoes, cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro,and minced green pepper if you like it hot, and set aside.
- When ready to serve, combine the dry ingredients and potato mixture.
- 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.
- Notes: Assemble bhel puri just before serving to prevent the puffed rice and sev from getting soggy
- Puffed rice (murmura) loses some of its crispness with time. Roasting restores the crispness and freshness.