Bhel Puri

Ingredients

3 cups Puffed Rice (available in indian grocery stores)
1 teaspoon Tamarind paste
1 bunch Cilantro (Fresh Coriander)
2 tablespoons Mint Leaves
2 Potatoes (boiled)
2 cloves Garlic
1 red ONION
5 dried red chillies
to taste
1 Cup Sev ( Crisp very thin noodles made of

Preparation

1
Prepare the Tamarind Date chutney 1. Soak the dates in hot boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Deseed and blend with the tamarind paste and a pinch of red chilli powder. 2. Add water to get a pancake batter consistency 3. Bring to a boil on a medium low flame in heavy bottom saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. 4.Add salt to taste.
2
Prepare the Coriander chutney 1. Place the cilantro leaves, mint leaves and the green chilli in a blender and blend into a crepe batter consistency by adding little water at a time. 2. Add salt to taste.
3
Prepare the Garlic chutney 1. Soak the red chillies in hot water for 10 minutes. 2. Peel the garlic clove and blend with the drained red chillies to a crepe batter consistency by adding little water at a time. 3. Add salt to taste.
4
Finley chop fresh tomotoes, onion and the boiled potato
5
Place 2 cups of puffed rice in a large mixing bowl. Add a handful each of tomatoes, onion and potatoes. Spoon in about 6 TBSP of the tamarind chutney, 2 TBSP of the cilantro chuntney and 1-2 tsps (depending on how much heat you prefer) into the mixture.
6
Add a pinch of salt, juice of 1/2 a lemon and stir with a spatula to combine the mixture.
7
Garnish with some cilantro leaves and serve immediately before the puffed rice loses its crunch and bite.

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Comments

Barnaby Dorfman's picture

This recipe was added anonymousely and is a bit of a mess in terms of formatting, etc. It would be great it someone more familiar with the dish could clean up.

Samantha's picture

I have given a very basic recipe of the dish. You can make other additions like chopped raw green mango, cucumbers, a pinch of black salt, papdi and puris of pani puri . The whole idea is to get that perfect balance of sweet, tart and spicy in that one single crunchy bite.

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THIS IS THE "FAST FOOD" OF MUMBAI IN INDIA!!!!! IT IS AN EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE SNACK WITH A PERFECT BALANCE OF SWEET, SOUR AND SPICY.

Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 9:41pm

Creator:

Anonymous

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