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
- 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
- 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.
Love the colourful plate1..I won't seriously mind it for myself ok..:)
Very nice presentation, colorful..
my mouth's waterring…..not done Kalyani…too much temptation on the blog!!..love it!!
not fare dear. Now I am getting hungry. pics are so inviting.
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love the raw mango in bhel.
Everybody's favourite !
Who can resist eating this ???
Looks lip smacking Kalyani.
haa mouthwatering. just love the bhelpuri anytime
This is my all-time fav Chat!!!! mouth-watering clicks!!!!
Very colorful and filling! I also make a low end version of bhel once in a while for the kids.
Very colorful plate of bhel. I love bhel and yours look yummy.
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)
The raw mangoes and carrots in bhel puri are such a great innovation!!
I loved those utter tempting clicks…toooo good. 🙂
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This is for the grown up kids like me right :D?
Very colorful chat with a delicious presentation…
wow…Kalyani..u r tempting me with your delicious presentation of my fav chaat items..not fair 🙂
well made n nice clicks!!
super tempting chaat !! looks yummy !!
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hmmmm yummy bhel and loved the colorful bowls.
Tempting bhelpuri!! Nice presentation.
this chat looks awesome
Sukh sagar def had a good collection & still does.. I love the gandhibazaar place too next to butter sponge.. Yours looks superb.. sakkathagide bhel 🙂
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very delicious bhel..now I m drooling over it
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..
@ Nayana- thanks for dropping by and also 'liking' this blog via FB 🙂
The drop down box is a customised code with coding etc.
very colourful ,spicy and yummy snack..perfectly done.
woww mouth watering and very colorfull.
Looks colorful. This is one of the snacks frequently made at my home too.
looks pretty and liked the idea of adding veggies to the bhel