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- Submitted by Dahlia on 11th Aug 2008

(Bhel, Churumuri, Jhaalmuri, Bhadang)


When me and my brother were kids, our after school snacks were mostly some upmas or dosa or sundal. It was never a biscuit or a cake or a pastry and we would never ask for it too. We truly relished that tiffin or snack our mother made. As a mother now, I kind of ensure that I don’t indulge my children in wrong eating habits. And thankfully, my children also enjoy the snacks and tiffin I cook for them. Sometimes I also involve them in making a dish and we all do it as bonding activity together. One of such dishes that all of us enjoy making and eating together is the famous “Bhel puri”. 

Bhel puri, as we all know is a famous chaat item from the streets of Mumbai. These days, it is easily available in every nook and corner of all towns and cities, but when we were kids this snack was always thought to be available in chowpatty beach of Mumbai. The variant of this from Kolkotta is known as Jhalmuri and the variant from Mysore is known as Churmuri. In Tamil Nadu, the Bhel is spiced up and served as Kaara Pori.

Now a days we get ready made or instant Bhel puri in super markets with a tagline “Cut, Mix and Serve”. But I always wonder, bhelpuri itself is such a simple dish which involves only mixing and serving. So, better it can be made at home, more hygienically and healthily. And the best part of Bhel puri is that it can be customized as per our taste and mood. All you need to do is to keep some mint coriander chutney and some date and tamarind chutney in hand and set out to enjoy this delicious and lip smacking chaat anytime.

Recipe for Bhelpuri

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: NIL
Serves: 4


  • Puffed rice - 3 cups  (available in Indian stores)
  • Potatoes - 2 (boiled, peeled and chopped into tiny cubes)
  • Onion  - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato  - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Green Chilies - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Tamarind Date chutney - to taste
  • Green chutney - to taste
  • Sev - 1 cup ( for garnish)
  • Chaat Masala - 1 tsp

Optional Ingredients

  • Papdi - handful ( crushed)
  • Peanuts - 1/4 cup (roasted)
  • Cucumber - 1/2 (chopped into tiny pieces) 


  1. Mix all the ingredients except puffed rice and sev in a large bowl.
  2. Add the tamarind date chutney and green chutney according to taste preferences.
  3. Finally add the puffed rice and mix together.
  4. Garnish with sev and serve immediately. (otherwise it will become soggy)


  • A handful of pomegranate seed can be added. It gives a sweet taste to the chaat along with its health benefits.
  • Bits of raw mango pieces can also be added for a tangy taste.
  • Another street food made with puffed rice common in Karnataka is called Churumuri. It is prepared by mixing puffed rice with grated carrot, roasted peanuts, grated raw mango, finely chopped onion, green chilies, cilantro and some lemon juice.

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Comment by seema Kundhaer
            please send me a recipe of panipuri
Reply :-
           Sure. Will try to post the recipes soon.

Comment by sheikh nazir 
          hello dahila very good and easy bhel receipe. can u please put some ramadhan receipes 
Reply :-
          Thanks Ishrat!! 

Comment by geeta chopraa 
          please send me a recipe of puri alu
Reply :-
          Hey Geetha, I'll soon add the recipe for puri alu...

Comment by Leena Raju on 13 July 2009 15:17PM
         Hi Dahila, This Bhelpuri recipe is nice & simple, I like get from you some more recipe Panipuri & Nan ...Regards, LEENA.
Reply :-
         Hi Leena, Thanks for the feedback. Naan recipe is already there in the website ( ). Panipuri, i'll try to add soon.

 Comment by Uthara on 18 September 2008 00:01AM
           Hi Dahila, Your Bhel recipe is simple & easy Regards, Uthra
Reply :-
           Thanks Uthara

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