March 19, 2012

Chatpata Bhel Puri | Churmuri | Quick Kids Snack | Streetfood Delight

Quick snacks and fast food is a student's lifeline. Be it Mumbai or Bangalore or Ahmedabad, Bhel Puri is one of the favourite street food. Atleast it was (read is) mine.Quick to make at home or eaten on the roadside, I love it anyday, anytime :) Gimme puffed rice (Murmura / Kadalepuri), an onion and some chutney, and my low-end version of BhelPuri is ready :) (I still make this version the days I need a quick oil-free snack fix). I think making and eating Chaats is an addiction. A few hours (read next day) after I made Pani Puri, I knew I had to venture upon posting this all-time favourite, and here it is :)

My earliest memories of restaurant made Bhel Puri was at Sukh Sagar in Jayangar 4th block @ Bangalore (before it donned its modern avatar). It was a monthly ritual to visit this restaurant and gorge on Special Bhel (which came with fresh coconut shavings and raw mango slivers), Ragda Patties & Pav Bhaji, rounding it all with Cream Custard

Of course, the additions to Bhel Puri are endless - boiled potato, shredded carrots, diced cucumber, slivered mangoes, sev (ompudi), chaat masala..... Slurp !! All of this and more came together for today's Quick Snack for Kids under BM # 14 for Chatpata Bhel Puri .. Make this once, and it will leave you craving for more ! What's more, its an easy and healthy way to add up veggies to kids' food while you dont need to worry about roadside food :)  

Sending this to BM #14, Rasya's I am the Star, my event Holi Fest - Colourful Palette & Sobha's Just for Fun

Prep time  - 20 mins. 
No Cook time (unless you need to boil the potatoes)
Serves - 4 to 6 persons

Ingredients:
  • Puffed Rice / Murmura / Kadalepuri - 4 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Green Chutney - 1 TBSP
  • Dates Chutney - 2 TBSP
  • Green chillies - 2 nos (finely minced - optional)
  • Papdi / Sev / roasted peanuts- for topping
  • Coriander leaves and lime juice - for topping


Veggies:
  • Minced Onions - 1 cup
  • Grated carrots- 1/2 cup
  • Peeled and diced cucumber - 1/2 cup
  • Deseeded and finely diced tomato - 1/4 cup
  • Slivered raw mango - few tsp
  • Boiled & mashed potato - 1/2 cup - optional (I did not add)

Method (to make 1 plate of bhel puri):
Mix 1 tsp each of the veggies, chutneys, salt. Mix well. Just before serving, add 4 -5 fistfuls of Murmura.  Mix vigorously. Top with lemon juice and coriander and serve immediately with papdi. 

29 comments:

  1. Love the colourful plate1..I won't seriously mind it for myself ok..:)

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  2. Very nice presentation, colorful..

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  3. my mouth's waterring.....not done Kalyani...too much temptation on the blog!!..love it!!

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  4. not fare dear. Now I am getting hungry. pics are so inviting.
    SPICE UP THE CURRY

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  5. love the raw mango in bhel.

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  6. Everybody's favourite !
    Who can resist eating this ???

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  7. Looks lip smacking Kalyani.

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  8. haa mouthwatering. just love the bhelpuri anytime

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  9. This is my all-time fav Chat!!!! mouth-watering clicks!!!!

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  10. Very colorful and filling! I also make a low end version of bhel once in a while for the kids.

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  11. Very colorful plate of bhel. I love bhel and yours look yummy.

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  12. I love chat and bhel is one of my favs. Colorful pics and its making me drool....lovely I can snack on it anytime. Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

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  13. The raw mangoes and carrots in bhel puri are such a great innovation!!
    I loved those utter tempting clicks...toooo good. :)

    Round Up 2 : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

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  14. This is for the grown up kids like me right :D?

    rajani

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  15. Very colorful chat with a delicious presentation...

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  16. wow...Kalyani..u r tempting me with your delicious presentation of my fav chaat items..not fair :)
    well made n nice clicks!!

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  17. super tempting chaat !! looks yummy !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

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  18. hmmmm yummy bhel and loved the colorful bowls.

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  19. Tempting bhelpuri!! Nice presentation.

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  20. this chat looks awesome

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  21. Sukh sagar def had a good collection & still does.. I love the gandhibazaar place too next to butter sponge.. Yours looks superb.. sakkathagide bhel :)


    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

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  22. very delicious bhel..now I m drooling over it

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  23. HI Kalyani, your blog is very colourful n indeed beautiful.. Bhel puri recipe is awesome.. :)
    hey could you pls tell me how to create a drop down box for the Label section. Like yu did for your Quick find index..

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  24. @ Nayana- thanks for dropping by and also 'liking' this blog via FB :)
    The drop down box is a customised code with coding etc.

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  25. very colourful ,spicy and yummy snack..perfectly done.
    Anjana

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  26. woww mouth watering and very colorfull.

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  27. Looks colorful. This is one of the snacks frequently made at my home too.

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  28. looks pretty and liked the idea of adding veggies to the bhel

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Cheers
Kalyani

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