Tuesday 28 July 2009

Bhel puri

Bhel puri


For the puris:

6 oz semolina
½ teaspoon salt
Water to make dough
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
Sunflower oil for frying

For the Bhel:

4 oz kabuli (white) chana pre boiled
4 oz diced boiled potato
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh coriander finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 oz thin sev
2 spring green onions finely chopped
2 tablespoons green coriander chutney
2 tablespoons tamarind chutney
2 tablespoons natural yoghurt beaten


To make the puris:

1. Take the semolina and add the salt
2. Add the teaspoon of oil and make firm dough using water.
3. Divide the dough into small balls
4. Roll out puris about 3 mm thick and approx 2cm in diameter
5. Prick the surface of the puris with a fork to stop them puffing up when frying.
6. Deep fry in batches on medium heat till crisp and slightly brown
7. Drain on kitchen paper and store in air tight container for future use.

For the Bhel:

1. In a bowl add the chana, potatoes, salt, chilli powder, chopped green chillies, half the fresh chopped coriander nad half the chopped green onions and lemon juice.
2. Toss the mixture till chana and potatoes are coated with spices
3. On serving dish place 10-12 puris, top the puris with the Bhel mixture
4. Spoon on top of this beaten yoghurt, followed by the green coriander chutney and tamarind chutneys.
5. Sprinkle on top of this the remaining chopped coriander and remaining chopped green onions
6. Sprinkle on top of this the thin sev.

Serve immediately.
NB-another variation is to also add finely diced tomato and finely diced green mango on the top of bhel before adding the yoghurt and chutneys.
Puris can also be shop bought if you dont want to make them at home.


  1. well after going through your recipes, am feeling rather very hungry now...let me go and bug my mom for some food..but will have to wait for the evening to get some Chaats though and here the chats are really bad..

  2. hmmm... yummy... although i have bhelpuri very frequently here.. but the pic u put looks more spicy :)

  3. wow...thanx for sharing such cooking recipes,,i will sure do my part of experiments on them....lol.

  4. HI, I liked your blog. Vry Nice.

  5. Wow..Thanks for the recipes...I sure will try some..!!

  6. hey nice blog yaar..
    nice concept to post various recipes...!!
    gud job!

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  7. had puri's with chola not bhel puri...

    does'nt look easy, will tell my mother to make it :-)

  8. this one is my favorite i will surely try this recipe

  9. hey thts the one i was lookin for brilliant

  10. Hey very nice blog. I like cooking but needed to search in Google every time, i had to get a good recipe. Am glad I found your blog. I am following you and once I try your dishes, I will let you know how it went :)


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