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      Healthy Bhelpuri

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      Time25 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves2

      Imagine you are at a beach in Mumbai eating Bhelpuri listening to the sound of the waves as the sun begins to set. Looks like the perfect way to spend an evening, doesn’t it? This snack is actually associated with the beaches of Mumbai as you would find at least a single Bhelpuri vendor there if not a dozen. But now you can easily make this Chat dish at your home by watching this how to make healt ... hy Bhelpuri video tutorial. In this recipe, we will be making the puris or papdis from scratch using atta and only 3 teaspoons of refined oil to make sure that this Healthy Bhelpuri recipe is as healthy as it can be. You can think of this recipe as your traditional Bhelpuri with a twist as we are using a few ingredients that you wouldn’t normally see in Bhelpuri but rest assured that they not only enhance the flavour of this chat dish but also make it more nutritious. In addition to boiled potatoes and tomatoes, we will also be adding a raw mango and some Pomegranate to this dish to give it a hint of tanginess and a touch of sweetness. The lightly toasted fresh coconut shavings further add to the allure of this savoury snack and to season it, we use some Chat masala, Red Chilli powder, Black salt and Turmeric powder. You can add some salt to it but only if it’s needed. We recommend you do a taste check before you add some.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre375 Cal375 Cal375 Cal375 Cal
      • 7gProtein
      • 13gFat
      • 58gCarbs
      • 9gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Atta

      Atta

      0.5 cups

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      3 teaspoons

      Salt

      Salt

      1 teaspoon

      Ajwain Seeds

      Ajwain Seeds

      1 pinch

      Puffed Rice

      Puffed Rice

      2 cups

      Cumin

      Cumin

      0.5 teaspoons

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      0.5 teaspoons

      Black Salt

      Black Salt

      1 teaspoon

      Red Chilli Powder

      Red Chilli Powder

      1 teaspoon

      Chat Masala

      Chat Masala

      1 teaspoon

      Fresh Coconut Shavings

      Fresh Coconut Shavings

      4 pieces

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Boiled Potato Dices

      Boiled Potato Dices

      0.25 cups

      Pomegranate

      Pomegranate

      50 g

      Tomato

      Tomato

      1 unit

      Raw Mango

      Raw Mango

      1 unit

      Lemon

      Lemon

      1 unit

      Other

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      6 g

      Water

      Water

      20 ml

      Directions
      1
      Take a mixing bowl. Add wheat flour along with salt and ajwain. While adding water gradually, knead into a firm dough. Allow it to rest for 15 min
      2
      Flatten the dough and cut it into circular shapes. Prick the the flattened sheet and place it in baking tray
      3
      Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 10 min till the papdi is crisp and golden. Remove and set it aside
      4
      Toast the coconut shavings in a pan with a little oil till golden. Set aside. Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and saute it for few seconds
      5
      Once the masalas cook, add puffed rice and toss it well. Set it aside to cool down. Season with salt and black salt. Mix again
      6
      Break the baked papdi into rough pieces and set aside. Clean the pomegranate, chop the tomato, chopped coriander and raw mango. Set aside. In a bowl with the bhel, add the pomegranate, tomato, raw mango, roughly broken papdi and chaat masala
      7
      Check seasoning and add salt only if needed
      8
      Garnish with chopped coriander and toasted coconut shavings
      Useful tips to help you perfect Bhelpuri
      While Bhelpuri is an easy recipe, there’s always scope for improvement and if you are making this dish for the first time, there are a few places where you might need a little help. Here are a few tips that will help you absolutely nail this dish. You need to make sure that the puffed rice is nice and crisp. If they aren’t, you need to roast them till they become crisp. This texture of the puffed rice is important because it gives the dish a nice crunch. Remember to cool the puffed rice after roasting it. The chutneys need to have a thick consistency and not be watery as you don’t want the Bhelpuri to turn out soggy. We haven’t used Sev in this recipe but you can do so if you feel like. Add all the toppings such as papdi and peanuts towards the end.

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      What is Bhelpuri?

      Bhelpuri or bhelpoori is a famous Indian street snack that is known for its spicy and tangy takes. The authentic recipe contains ingredients such as puffed rice, potatoes, sev, tomatoes, onions, chaat masala and tamarind chutney. You can also add other things to experiment with the bhel puri recipe to get a combination of sweet, savoury, spicy, salty and crispy flavour in one dish. The snack is a type of chaat that is strongly associated with the beaches of Mumbai. However, the bhel puri recipe is also savoured in various other regions such as Delhi, Gujarat, Bengal and Mangalore with each place having its own version of bhelpuri. For instance, the Bengali bhelpuri recipe is known as jhalmuri while a native Mangalore variant is called churumuri. Here are the top five notable variants of bhelpoori: Bhel sev puri Dahi puri Sev papdi chaat Churumuri Healthy high-protein bhel puri Also since homemade bhel puri is also diet-friendly, you can eat it without hampering your health in any way. So, make bhel puri at home and relish it with your loved ones. Bombay bhelpuri or any bhel puri is best enjoyed when made and served immediately. You can also make a dry bhel puri recipe and serve it with tea.

      Origin

      When it comes to the origin of the bhelpuri, you will find that this beach snack is often linked to Mumbai and one theory even suggests that it was invented at a restaurant near the Victoria Terminus. This is why Bombay bhelpuri is so famous. Another theory believes that bhelpoori was actually started by the Gujarati community by blending the complex flavours of the simple North Indian Chaat. Today, the chaat is famous all over India and people love to relish it and also experiment with the bhel puri ingredients to make their own healthy version of Bhelpuri.

      Other Snack or Chaat Recipes to Try

      If you love Bhelpuri and have already learnt how to make bhelpuri, we are sure you would also like to try other snack and chaat recipes. We have jotted down some of the best recipes you can make at home and give your tastebuds a tangy delight this weekend. Read and pick one: Corn Chaat: As the name suggests, corn chaat is a mix of the boiled corn kernel that is tossed with vegetables, chutneys and various spices to render it a fabulous flavour. You can also serve with other munchies that are popular as snacks. Chana Chaat: Another quick snack to make for your friends and family is chana chaat. Also known as the chole chaat recipe, this chat is prepared with boiled chickpeas and is topped with fried crunches and spicy chutneys. Aloo Tikki Chaat: One of the most popular North Indian snacks, aloo tikki chaat is prepared with stuffy spicy tikki along with papad, spices, curd, and chutney. You can make it on various occasions and ceremonies to treat your guests with a spicy treat. Black Lentil Chaat: Packed with nutrients and filled with sumptuous flavours, black lentil chaat is all you need to tingle your taste buds. You need to soak green lentils for this recipe and then add other ingredients to bring our various flavours. Try it once and you would love to relish this spicy chaat every now and then. Sprouts Bhel: Perhaps one of the most healthy recipes among all the ones listed here, sprouts bhel gives a healthy and fresh twist to the lentils. You can also add peanuts to increase the taste and nutrition profile. You can also try sprouts bhel to keep the hunger pangs away. Just the way bhel puri banane ki recipe is easy and quick, you can also learn the above-listed chaat recipes and enjoy them at home. Explore our website and you will find them all along with recipe videos.

      Health Benefits

      As mentioned above, bhel puri is a healthy recipe you can enjoy it even when you are dieting. Almost all the ingredients used in this healthy bhel puri recipe cater to your health in one or the other way. Below we have jotted down how bhelpuri can be beneficial for you: Puffed Rice: One of the best things about puffed rice is that it is a gluten-free grain and thus is best for people who have a wheat allergy or wheat intolerance. The rice also has a decent quantity of Vitamin B and iron. Onions: While adding crunch to your bhelpuri, onions also go a step further and take care of your health. They are high in fibre that makes them excellent for digestion. Onions also contain sulphur that contributes to healthy skin. Not just this, if you eat onions in summers, your chances of getting sun strokes also get low. In winter, onions help you fight coughs and colds. Tomatoes: Like onions, tomatoes are also known for their amazing health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and can boost your body’s immunity to fight off infections. Tomatoes also contain antioxidants like lycopene that is believed to fight cancer. Potatoes: While people do not link potatoes with good health, it is a fact that potatoes do contain high levels of potassium. This helps in lowering blood pressures and also controlling stress levels. Potatoes also contain Vitamin C and thus, have antioxidant properties. Lemon: The tangy flavour of lemon is what we love the most in bhel puri but that is not all. Lemons are high in Vitamin C, fibre and various other plant compounds that offer various health benefits such as heart health, weight control, and digestive health. Green Chutney: The green chutney contains mint, coriander and green chillies that further help your overall health. While mint cools down the body, coriander gives iron and calcium. Green chillies are also great for weight management. Spices: Be it rock salt, turmeric powder, cumin or red chilli powder, each one is beneficial for your health. They are rich in antioxidants that help in boosting your health and fighting off infections.

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