Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bhel Puri - Puffed Rice Mix

Bhel puri is a chat item generally available at road side shops in the evenings. 
Its a mix of nicely diced onion, vegetables, masalas with puffed rice. 
This is my way of doing bhel.


Ingredients :
Puffed rice ( அரிசி பொரி )                       : 1 1/2 cups
small crispy pooris                                          : 6 ( optional )
microwave pappad                                         : 1 ( optional )
Carrot  grated                                                : 1/2 cup


onion chopped nicely                                      : 1/2 cup
tomato                                                            : 1 medium size diced
coriander leaves thinly chopped                      : 1/4 cup ( adjust )
masalas:
coriander powder                                    : 1/2 tsp
red chilly powder                                     : 1/4 tsp ( adjust to your taste )
cumin powder                                         : 1/4 tsp

masalas and mango sweet pachadi

rock salt                                                 : 1/4 tsp
chat masala                                             : 1/4 tsp ( optional )
amchur powder                                       : 1/4 tsp ( optional )
salt                                                         : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )
sweet n sour Imli chutny                          : 1/2 tsp
Can replace imli chutny with mango sweet pachadi or pineapple jam

Method :
Take all vegetables, onion, masalas in a wide mouthed vessel and mix well.


Then break poories or pappads into small pieces and mix well.
Finally add puffed rice. Adjust salt and chilly powder.


Enjoy with a hot coffee/tea.

Note : roasted ground nuts, cashew nuts, thinly chopped cucumber can also be added.
The amount of vegetables can be according to taste and availability.
It should be prepared and consumed immediately. Otherwise it will become watery and saggy.