Bhelpuri

Oct 20, 2009
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Ingredients:

  • 1 puffed rice (1 carton rice krispies)
  • 1 pkg bhel mix or sev
  • 2 cup mashed boiled potatoes, mashed crudely
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 leaves
  • 3 tablespoon freshly roasted and ground cumin
  • to taste green chillies
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • to taste tamarind
  • to taste jaggery (or brown sugar)
  • 1 cup chopped onions.

Method:

  1. First boil the potatoes. Mash them and salt them, add pepper to taste. Add some coriander leaves too.
  2. Roast the cumin and grind it.
  3. Dissolve about 4 tbsp of Tamarind concentrate in 1 cup of hot water, and let it simmer to thicken gradually. Dissolve the jaggery (or sugar) till the sauce becomes tart and slightly sweet.
  4. The sauce should be of a consistency slightly thinner than maple syrup.
  5. Pour into a serving container (like a creamer). Mix the puffed rice and sev/bhel mix in a large bowl.
  6. On your plate, serve yourself the rice-bhel mixture, add the potatoes, then the onions, chillies, dust the cumin powder over it.
  7. Then pour the sauce. Top with the coriander garnish.
  8. Add salt/pepper to taste.

A traditional and everyone’s favorite appetizer

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