Bhelpuri is a very popular dish made of puffed rice, potatoes and a variety of spicy sauces. The Bhelpuri can be prepared as you like with many variations in it. Bhelpuri is a famous IndianChaat particularly available near the beaches of Mumbai. People love to eat Bhelpuri near the beaches facing the waves gushing towards them.
It’s a real thrilling experience of enjoying your Bhel. Bhelpuriis also famous at Bangalore and commonly called as Churu muri whereas in Kolkata is known as JhaalMuri. Bhelpuri is widely available at the street side vendors. Bhelpuri is a tangy savory snack and is to be eaten immediately it is prepared. The Bhelpuri should be crunchy. If not eaten immediately than they become soft because of the sauces mixed in them.
To prepare the Bhelpuri is very simple and fast. In a bowl add crispy puffed rice (commonly known as murmura in Hindi), pohaand peanutmix, crushedsev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made of besan flour) and papdis (a deep fried small round and crispy wheat bread), small chopped boiled potatoes, finely chopped onions, chopped cucumber pieces, chopped tomatoes, little green chillies if you want it spicier, grated carrots (is optional, normally added to enhance the color) and finely chopped coriander leaves.
To this add sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney and mix well. Toss the bowl well so that the sauces blend with other ingredients nicely. If you like to eat it spicier than you can also add little chilli powder, chaat masala. Mix well, top with green chutney, sweet sauce, coriander leaves and serve. The different chutneys actually impart the sweet and spicy flavors to the Bhelpuri.
It’s an evergreen Chaat liked by one and all. Its yummy, tasty, nutritious and a good source of carbohydrates and minerals. It’s a low fat dish and can also be eaten as a good salad. Do eat it and serve to your family and kids as most of the vegetableslike the tomatoes, onions and cucumber are eaten raw and good for health.