December 09, 2009

Bhelpuri for a sunny day


After several "will it or will it not" moments, snow has covered the ground, temperatures have fallen and there is no denying that winter is here. The first snow, undoubtedly, is the prettiest. I looked out to our backyard today morning and there was this pristine blanket of white covering everything.

With winter knocking at our doors, it's time to post this recipe I made last month when we had some nice weekends. It was for a friends dinner party and everyone enjoyed bhelpuri.

Ingredients: (for 6-8 people)
4 cups of puffed rice
1 cup sev
1 cup of papadi’s broken
1 big onion - chopped
1 tomato - chopped
1 cup boiled chopped potatoes
2-3 cucumbers chopped
2 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
salt to taste

Green chutney
2 cups coriander leaves
1/2 cup mint leaves
5-6 green chilies
1 tbs lime juice
Salt to taste

Tamarind chutney
1 tspoon tamarind concentrate
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp salt

Mix puffed rice, sev, and broken papadi in a large bowl. Add onions, tomato, cucumbers, boiled potato. Then add green and tamarind chutney as needed. Mix well and garnish with sev and cilantro.


Serve immediately.

You can store the extra green and tamarind chutney in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks.


  1. Bhelpuri is perfect anytime Mandira, brings sunshine when the sky is gloomy and gray.

    I add chickpeas to it and make it dinner most times.

  2. you got me drooling at those pics Mandira. an all time favourite.

  3. Mnadira, the clicks made very hungry! One of my fav snacks.

  4. Such a prefect bhel puri, looks temoting and makes me hungry!

  5. my all time fav chat. Craving it badly now........yummy!!

  6. Bhelpuri looks so perfect Mandira, I love such things when it is already made :D

  7. Hi, I dropped in here after a while. Bhelpuri with snow sounds like an amazing combination. Specially with some hot chai or coffee and little bits of green chilly. Excellent photo.

  8. bhel looks so good..lovely pic mandira

  9. Mandira,
    snowing there :) , wish we also can get some of it here ...and with that type of weather I need that bowl of bhel/jhaal muri and some good music, perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon, drool worthy pic :)....
    hugs and smiles

  10. Why are you not living close to me. If you were i am sure you would hate me as i would be womming over often to eat all the goddies.

  11. I love Indian chaat. esp Bhel puri, then pav bhaji. good job

  12. now i want some too! :(

  13. am first time here...wonderful space..!! bhel is extremely tempting

  14. can have bhel poori anytime! Looks delicious!

  15. Slurp Slurp.. crunch munch. Could I have some? We have dinner/lunch with Bhelpuri. Lovely.

  16. oh wow!!love this any time of the day.

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  18. I was so happy when I finally made this at home and found out how easy it is... looks so good!

  19. Looks colorful and cheery, Mandira -- good for a snowy day, too! :)

  20. Happy Holidays Mandira & Ashwin

  21. Thank you all. I love making this now that I've discovered how easy it is to put together.

  22. Craving for this right now!! Where can i buy thiiis? Yummyyy.


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