Wednesday, 15 August 2018

You know the good old Bhelpuri has as many recipes as the eaters. And each one is unique and tastes equally good. In fact it can be prepared even without a recipe. Really.
Just take the core ingredient, the kadlepuri - puffed rice - add any fresh veggies you can put your hands on, toss in some savouries and a dash of sweet and sourness and lo and behold you will have people fighting over for it.
I have my own recipe for Bhelpuri. It represents me and how I want my life to be - sweet, hot, sour and tangy. Precisely.
So give a break to your recipe and try mine. I bet you would want to add this to your favorites.

Preparation time 30 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients :

For Sour/hot/meetha Chatni :

Jaggery 1 cup
Think tamarind juice 1 cup
Green chillies 4-6 depends on your taste
Black pepper 10-15
Jeera 1 tablespoon
Pudina - mint leaves a handful
Salt to taste


Finely chopped onions 1 cup
Grated carrots 1 cup
Finely chopped cucumber 1 cup
Nicely cut tomatoes 1/2 cup
Finely chopped coriander 1/2 cup

Savouries :

Nippattu 4
Congress kadle beeja 1 cup
Ompudi ( thin sev) 1 cup
Chow chow mixture. 1 cup

Puffed rice - Bangalore Puri 2 liters

Preparation :

Grind all the ingredients of the meetha into nice thick chutney.

Note : Instead of mixing entire bhelpuri in one stroke, you can add in installments as and when required so that it tastes fresh and crunchy.

In a big bowl put in 2 tablespoons of meetha, a pinch of salt, a handful of all the nicely chopped vegetables and mix well.
Now mix crushed nippattu, Congress and chow chow and mix again.
Then add the kadlepuri and mix lightly.
Serve on the plate and garnish with ompudi and finely chopped coriander.

PS : During mango season you can add finely chopped pieces of Totapuri mango for additional taste.

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