Where to Eat It: Mumbai
India’s street snacks, collectively known as chaat, vary greatly from region to region, but bhel puri can be found in most parts of the country. Still, Mumbai is the best place to find the real deal: a combination of puffed rice, fried vermicelli-like noodles called sev, vegetables, spices, and chutneys. The result is an exciting balance of textures and sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy flavors. The dish is often associated with Mumbai’s beaches, but it can found at street stalls throughout the city.
1/2 cup chopped Tomato (Tamatar)
1/2 cup chopped Onion (Pyaj)
1/4 cup chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
1/2 cup boiled and mashed Potato (Aloo)
4 chopped Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
1 tblsp chopped Ginger(Adrak)
1 tblsp Garam Masala
6 tblsp Tamarind (Imli) Chutney
6 tblsp Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta) And Mint Chutney
1/2 cup Nimkis
1/2 cup Sev
1/2 cup Gol gappas
2 tblsp Lime or Lemon (Nimbu) Juice
How to make bhel puri:
- Mix the puffed rice, tomatoes, onions.
- Drain the water from the grated potatoes and mix that as well.
- Mix all the ingredients under seasoning and add to this.
- Lightly crush and add the nimkis and golgappas.
- Add the sev and kaara pusa directly and mix well.
- Finally garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
- Serve immediately..