Well if Bhel Puri isn’t your favorite street snack then what is? This yummy street style Bhel Puri recipe is perfect for foodies to enjoy all the flavors in just one bite. With the sublime symphony of sweetness, hotness, and tanginess, one can enjoy this amazing dish any time of the day.
Bhel Puri in India
If someone asks how Bhel Puri tastes? Everyone will have a different answer! Because every place has its own way of making this. The streets of Kolkata serves a piquant Jhalmuri that tantalizes your taste buds. Jaipur’s Bhel Puri is a little bit on the sweeter side whereas in Delhi you will find it to be spicier. Mumbai’s Juhu Chowpati is so famous for Bhel Puri that it has been mentioned in a few Bollywood songs too.
This street food is not just food in India, but something larger than life. Almost everyone gets nostalgic over their school wali Bhel Puri or tuition wali Bhel Puri that they used to enjoy in their childhood. Its popularity knows no bounds. No matter what state you are in, this common street food item is served with the same zing and taste but in a different style.
We are attempting to make the same Bhel Puri recipe that will remind you of your childhood days. To relive them all over again while having some friends over will be the best idea of a small get together. So, just relax and let yourself loose because this dish might look difficult but is very easy to prepare. It doesn’t even require cooking. You just need to find the right ingredients in your kitchen and start mixing them up. The best thing- it gets ready in a jiffy, requires little to no efforts, and you can make it any way you want.
You can add or skip anything you want. If you like peanuts, add as much as you want. Don’t like them, don’t add at all. It’s all up to you! You are the master of this recipe and this recipe is the master of all street foods in India. Let’s see how to make this delicious street style Bhel Puri recipe.
Bhel Puri Recipe
- 2 cups puffed rice (Murmure)
- 1 onion
- 2 green chilies
- 1 tomato
- 1 boiled potato
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts
- ¼ cup Sev or Bhujia
- ½ cup coriander leaves
- ¼ cup mint leaves
- 1 lemon
- 2-inch tamarind piece
- 1 tbsp Red chili powder
- 1 tbsp Chaat masala
- 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 pinch asafoetida (Hing)
- 1 tbsp oil
Making the Tamarind Chutney
- Boil a cup of water in a pan on high flame and add the 2 inch tamarind piece to it. Let it boil for some time.
- When the water has completely changed the color and the tamarind has become soft, turn off the flame and keep it aside to cool down.
- Then add the tamarind water with the tamarind to the blender. Add salt, a little bit of red chili powder, and chaat masala to it. Blend it into a fine paste.
- Then heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. When it heats up add a tablespoon of cumin seeds and a pinch of Hing to it. When the cumin seeds start crackling, add it to the tamarind chutney.
- Our tamarind chutney is ready.
Making the Green Chutney
- Finely chop the coriander leaves and mint leaves after washing them thoroughly with water.
- Then put them in a blender with half a lemon juice and salt. Blend everything together to form a fine paste.
- The green chutney is ready.
Making the Bhel Puri
- Start by chopping the onions, tomatoes, and green chilly finely. Chop the boiled potato roughly.
- Then take a large bowl. Add all the chopped vegetables to it.
- Now take a pan and add two cups of puffed rice to it. Roast it for a few minutes. It will make the puffed rice more crispy and tasty. You can totally skip this step but it will really make the difference in taste.
- When the puffed rice is roasted, keep it aside for some time to cool down.
- Once it cools down add the puffed rice to the large bowl contains the chopped vegetables.
- Then add the spice to it. Add one tablespoon of salt, one tablespoon of red chili powder, one tablespoon of chaat masala, and one tablespoon of roasted cumin powder to it. Give it a mix so that everything comes together and combines.
- Now it’s time to add the chutneys that we prepared earlier. Add two to three tablespoons of green chutney and tamarind chutney to it. You can add more or less according to your taste. If you like tamarind chutney more, you can add more of that but if you like green chutney more, you can add more of that. It totally depends on you.
- Then squeeze half a lemon into it and mix everything nicely.
- Give it a final mix properly with a large spoon. Then, at last, add the roasted peanuts and Bhujia to it.
- Our Bhel Puri is ready! Serve it and garnish it with lots of coriander! Enjoy!
This amazing street food is many people’s favorite. Make sure to add this item to your next party and surprise everyone! The chutneys added to this recipe are optional. If you are in a hurry, you can just add tomato ketchup that is readily available in Indian kitchens. And this will still taste just as yummy as it would have with the recipes. This recipe gives you the total freedom to experiment. So explore your inner chef, don’t be afraid to add a special ingredient to it that you enjoy the most. So, tell me in the comments below which ingredients you like to add to this recipe and how did you like my recipe!