B for Bhel Puri

I am not trying to decieve you. This is a picture of bangles-beautiful glass bangles.

The bangles remind me of bhel puri. One tends to wear bangles during festive occasions – if not festive, then surely happy ones. And one of the happiest occasions for me was when we would go down to the corner of the street and get some bhel puri.

We make this dish in my Street Foods of India class. Following is a different recipe from the one we use in the class. Very delicious.

BHEL PURI
Puffed rice mixed with sev, crisp puris, roasted peanuts etc. and spiced with a green chutney, tamarind chutney and garlic chutney.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups Puffed rice (kurmura/murmura)
1/2 cup Sev
1/4 cup Roasted peanuts
8 Puris crisp
1 medium Onion
2 med. Potatoes
2-3 Green chillies
Salt to taste
1/4 cup Green chutney
1/2 cup Tamarind chutney
1 Tbs. Lemon juice
Fresh coriander leaves bunch

Method

1. Peel onion and chop finely. Clean coriander leaves, wash well and then chop finely.

2. Boil potatoes, peel and cut into bite sized pieces. Wash, remove stem and finely chop green chillies.

3. Combine puffed rice, onion, peanuts, potatoes, green chillies, half of the sev and toss well.

4. Add four crushed puris and mix. Add salt to taste.

5. Add the three chutneys as per your taste and mix well.

6. Add lemon juice and mix. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and the remaining sev.

7. Serve immediately with remaining puris to eat with.

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