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Bhel Puri

A popular and cost-savor Mumbai road-side snack. Different chutneys impart a sweet,tangy or spicy flavor. Being a low calorie snack, people at any ages can eat bhel. Bhel puri can be served in many ways, but it is usually served in a paper folded in the form of a cone and is consumed using a paper spoon or by the puri which is itself an edible component of the 'Bhel Puri'. A perfect snack for your hungry kids returning after school.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8-9

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups puffed rice (Kurmura)
  • 100 gram thin sev
  • 1 raw mango
  • 3 medium sized potato
  • 3 medium sized onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • papdi or puris
  • pudina chutney
  • khajur chutney
  • cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • red chilli powder, to taste
Recipe:
  1. First prepare Pudina chutney and Khajur Chutney
  2. Boil Potatoes by adding turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small squares.
  4. Chop tomatoes and raw mango.
  5. In a large bowl, combine puffed rice, potatoes, tomatoes, raw mango, salt, red chilli powder and crushed papdi (puri). Add 1/2 tsp lemon juice and mix well.
  6. Divide the bhel into equal portions and garnish with green and khajur chutney.
  7. Spread some cilantro and sev. Place one papdi (puri) over it and serve.

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