Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri Recipe
  • Snacks
  • Servings
  • 2Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : North Indian
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Bhel Puri is a popular Mumbai dish with mouth-watering chutneys with a zest of tangy and fresh lime juice to awaken your senses. It is enjoyed as an anytime snack to rejuvenate your senses, especially during the IPL season. You need sweet tamarind chutney and fresh coriander chutney to render this dish its unique flavours.


Ingredients for the Bhel

2 cups of roasted Puffed rice in ghee with a pinch of turmeric powder.

1 medium sized boiled and cubed Potato

1 medium sized finely chopped Onion

1 medium sized finely chopped Tomato

3 tablespoons of freshly chopped Coriander Leaves

1 teaspoon of roasted Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon of Chaat Masala

1 teaspoon of Lime Juice

2 tablespoons of roasted Peanuts

½ cup of Fine Sev

7-8 Papdis ( flat deep fried puris crumbled into pieces)


Ingredients for the Sweet Tamarind Chutney

7-8 tablespoons of Jaggery

½ cup of seedless Tamarind soaked for 2 hours

½ teaspoon of Ginger Powder

½ teaspoon of Red Chilli Powder

½ teaspoon of Cumin Seeds

Pinch of Asafoetida

1 cup of Water

Rock Salt as per taste

1 teaspoon of Oil


Ingredients for the Green Chutney

2 cups of fresh Coriander Leaves

½ inch of Ginger

¼  teaspoon of Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon of Lime Juice

Salt as per taste

2 Green Chillies

1 small cubed Onion



Bowl, Spoon, Fry Pan

Step By Step Method

  • Procedure to prepare the Sweet Tamarind Chutney

    1. Mash the soaked tamarind with your hands in the water and strain out the pulp.

    2. Take a frying pan, heat oil, crackle the cumin seeds, add the asafoetida, red chilli powder and the ginger powder.

    3. Now add the tamarind pulp, water and cook for a few minutes.

    4. To this add the jaggery, and stir it up, cook for further 4-5 minutes.

    5. Once it thickens, take it off the heat source, mix in the rock salt and let it cool.

    6. Store this sweet and sour chutney in an airtight container. 

    Procedure to prepare the Spicy Green Chutney

    Grind the onion, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, salt, coriander leaves and lime juice together into a fine paste in the chutney jar of the mixer grinder. Store this into an airtight jar.


    Procedure to prepare Bhel Puri

    1. Take a large mixing bowl, add the crispy puffed rice, chopped onions, tomatoes and potatoes in it.

    2. Now add the roasted peanuts, papdis, spicy green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney and give it a good mix.

    3. Place a good amount into individual medium sized serving bowls.

    4. Top the portions of puffed rice with a generous layer of fine sev.

    5. Over this sprinkle the roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and lime juice.

    6. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve immediately.

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