bhel puri recpe, how to make bhel puri recipe | wet bhel puri recipe

by dassana amit updated March 17, 2014

bhel puri recipe, bhel puri

bhel puri is a very popular mumbai street food. there are two types of bhel - dry and wet bhel. this recipe is for the wet bhel puri where chutneys are added. in the dry bhel you simply do not add any chutneys.

also bhel is eaten with papdis or crisp fried pooris. at least this is how i have them at home. but you can even have them with a spoon :-)


there is no english translation of bhel puri for my international readers. all i can tell you is that bhel puri is a crispy, soft, sweet, tangy, spicy mixture of many edibles…

mainly made with puffed rice - to which many delectable tid bits are added. you will see in the pictorial below.

bhel puri recipe

bhel puri have to be served as soon as they get made and immediately. serving even after a couple of minutes will make the whole bhel puri mixture soggy and you won’t enjoy it.

so lets start step by step bhel puri recipe:

1: firstly dry roast the puffed rice in a pan till they become crisp. you don’t need to brown them. take them all in a huge bowl.

roast the bhel

2: now add chopped onions, tomatoes and mine and yours favorite – potatoes (boiled & chopped)… is there anyone who hates potatoes?

add potatos onions to bhel

3: add some boiled moong beans… isn’t that a healthy option in a bhel?

adding moong for bhel puri recipe 4: here come the spicy-sweet part – add some mint cilantro chutney and sweet tamarind dates chutney… what you prefer – spicy or sweet?


5: now some tanginess to join the party – lemon juice, chaat masala powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder and salt.

adding spices to bhel puri

6: with a spoon, just swirl the whole mixture together well and be quick.

mixing bhel puri

7: top up with some broken papdis and roasted peanuts.

adding papdis to bhel puri

8: crispiness fun – add some sev (fried chickpea flour vermicelli) to bhel puri. not to forget the very indian garnishing of coriander aka cilantro leaves.

adding sev to bhel puri

9: serve bhel puri immediately in individual bowls or plates. top up bhel puri with some sev and more coriander leaves if you want.

serve the bhel puri

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check chana dal bhel puri, sev puri, pani puri, dahi sev batata purihurda/sorghum bhel and pav bhaji.

mumbai bhel puri recipe below:

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bhel puri
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bhel puri is a crispy, soft, sweet, tangy, spicy mixture of many edibles.
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: street food
  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 2 tbsp [mint cilantro chutney|]
  • 2 tbsp [tamarind dates chutney|]
  • 1 tsp red chili chutney (optional)
  • 1 large boiled potato, peeled and chopped
  • ½ to ¾ cup boiled moong beans or steamed moong sprouts
  • 1 medium size tomato. finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ or ½ cup sev
  • 5-6 papdis, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • black salt as required
  1. firstly dry roast the puffed rice in a kadai or pan till they become crisp.
  2. let them cool and take them all in a large bowl.
  3. add everything to the puffed rice except sev and coriander leaves.
  4. quickly mix everything.
  5. now lastly garnish bhel puri with some coriander leaves and sev.
  6. serve bhel puri immediately.
the salt, chutneys and spice powders in the bhel puri can be adjusted as per your liking. you can use ready made chutneys too. if you don't have onions, then too you can make the bhel without onions.
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Serving size: 3-4

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amrish February 24, 2014 1

thankyou for this great recipe. We knew the basics .. but all the extras you recommended . made it sooooo much better.


dassana amit February 25, 2014 2



Nami | Just One Cookbook August 16, 2012 3

Yum! My neighbor friend is always talking about how delicious street food in Mumbai is. I need a big spoon to scoop up this delicious goodness! ;-)


Suzi August 12, 2012 4

This really looks fantastic and I would love to make this dish. Your photos are truly appetizing as well.


Dr. Pushkar August 12, 2012 5

Very Nice. Chat items are everyone’s favourite. I would suggest you to make your own recipe videos, that will fetch you huge traffic.


dassana August 13, 2012 6

thanks dr pushkar for your kind words. i have tried making videos but they were not good. but i am keen on starting my own videos… just waiting for the time and space for it to happen soon.


Funwidfud August 12, 2012 7

You have a wonderful space with very simple and neat clicks…..Love them..
Bhel puri looks very tempting…love them..


dassana August 13, 2012 8



Kavitha August 10, 2012 9

Just loved all ur receipes and tried some of them….really grt and proud of u…
Keep going on!!!


dassana August 10, 2012 10

thanks kavitha for your encouragement.


Shruthi August 10, 2012 11

Congratulations Dasanna!!! You do deserve it !!!!!

Love the pictures….I never added Moong beans before…I should give a try!


dassana August 10, 2012 12

thanks shruthi. do try making bhel with moong beans next time.


Jay August 9, 2012 13

looks incredible..
Tasty Appetite


Nisa Homey August 9, 2012 14

dassana, if you do not mind can u give me your email id…


dassana August 9, 2012 15

sure nisa… its vegrecipesofindiaATgmailDOTcom


Kankana August 9, 2012 16

My mouth is seriously watery now after looking at the picture. At times even the thought of such treats like chat and bhel puri makes me drool :)


Suruchi August 8, 2012 17

Hello Dassana,

Congratulations!!!! Totally well deserved, I must say… I love ur website and visit it whenever I want to make any dish. I only go to other websites when I dont find the dish here.

More power to you!! Keep them coming, want lots more dishes from you!


dassana August 8, 2012 18

thanks suruchi for such a lovely and encouraging comment. you have made my day :-)


Richa August 8, 2012 19

congratulations! and that is one delicious bhel!


dassana August 8, 2012 20

thanks richa


Tammanna @ Your Cookery Book August 7, 2012 21

Street foods are always my favorite. I always fill my tummy with the street foods when I visit India. I like the idea of adding ‘moong’ and peanuts. Great recipe and gorgeous pictures as usual.


Tammanna @ Your Cookery Book August 7, 2012 22

*fill Lol.


dassana August 8, 2012 23

corrected the error…..


dassana August 8, 2012 24

thanks :-)


Nisa Homey August 7, 2012 25

Congrats dassana, gosh! the bhel looks sooooo tempting…yummy clicks.


dassana August 7, 2012 26

thanks nisa.


Priti August 7, 2012 27

bhelpuri aur itna tempting pics ..aur kya chahiye


renu August 7, 2012 28

Congrats dassana.. u totally deserve to be on that list…
things are complicated in this vitrual world.. i thought a “like” was enough….
lovely clicks.. u ahve a hand model too this time…!!!
as usual dassana .. great clicks…


dassana August 7, 2012 29

thanks renu. things are complicated in the virtual world… as a blogger one has to be in touch with newness the web world keeps on offering at all times.


Asmita August 7, 2012 30

Congratulations Dassana,
This is great news. The bhel puri looks yummy!


dassana August 7, 2012 31

thanks asmita :-)


anusha August 7, 2012 32

i think this would give a great taste thank you dassana


dassana August 7, 2012 33

thanks and it is a tasty bhel, anusha


radha August 7, 2012 34

A favourite of my children and always featured in their birthday parties since all the kids loved this and sandwiches. Make a shortcut murmura mix now, time I made it again with chutneys et al!!!!


prathibha August 7, 2012 35

Congrats for getting featured dassana…I love Mumbai sukha bhel and regular bhel…As you said even I love to eat bhel wid those papdis they serve..looks delicious n nice fotos…
reg the wet grinder I use the ultra table top wet grinder which I m using from almost 5 yrs and it is quite good and enough for a family of 2-4 ppl.Its easy to clean and not heavy.I suggest you to go for that..if its not available then u can go for butterfly wet grinder too..


dassana August 7, 2012 36

thanks pratibha. also thanks for the info on the wet grinders. i will check them out here. missing idlis and dosas for a long time now…


Shari August 7, 2012 37

This looks incredible! Yum!


Priya Sreeram August 7, 2012 38

congrts dassana- well deserved; the pictorially blogged bhel looks divine !


dassana August 7, 2012 39

thanks priya :-)


shama nags August 6, 2012 40

inviting dear…join in our Fast food-Noodles event


Shumaila August 6, 2012 41

Congratulations Dassana! That is awesome news! I love bhel puri. We had this guy outside my college in delhi that sold the most amazing bhel puri. You brought back memories of my college days with this post. I have never tried making bhel puri at home, but it’s been on my list for a long time! Thanks for the reminder and for evoking the trip down memory lane!


dassana August 6, 2012 42

thanks shumaila. even i have had some great bhel puri in mumbai. all i would wonder then was what is their secret recipe of making the chutneys… but now i don’t :-)


Vimitha August 6, 2012 43

Congrats Dassana… Love any chaat items and bhel puri seconds the list…


dassana August 6, 2012 44

thanks vimitha…. which is the first in your list?


Swasthi Blank August 6, 2012 45

will look into the facebook during free time. Wonderful clicks. makes a good snack during monsoon.


Anamika @ madcookingfusions August 6, 2012 46

lovely clicks and tempting bhel, feel like having one full bowl…


Courtney Rae Jones August 6, 2012 47

bhel puri is one of my favourite snacks! I learned how to make it a few years ago when I was taking cooking classes. So delicious! I love your variation. Sounds like it has a lot more flavour! Cannot wait to try it out :)


dassana August 6, 2012 48

do try it courtney… you will bhel puri :-)


sharmilee August 6, 2012 49

Not a big fan of bhel puri but can have it once in a while…looks so tempting with all those lovely clicks!!


chinmayie @ love food eat August 6, 2012 50

Bhel looks so tempting. Love the step by step photos…