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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
bhel puri is a crispy, soft, sweet, tangy, spicy mixture of many edibles.
CUISINE: street food
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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.

{ 59 Responses }

  1. vishakha bhutia says

    oh my god!!that was simply mouth watering…..cant get through it till now……….
    i must say that its a perfect page to learn up delicious and marvellous recipes

  2. amrish says

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

    • says

      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.

  3. says

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

  4. Kavitha says

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

  5. says

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

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

  6. says

    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 :)

  7. Suruchi says

    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!

  8. renu says

    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…

    • says

      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.

  9. says

    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!!!!

  10. says

    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..

    • says

      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…

  11. says

    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!

    • says

      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 :-)

  12. says

    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 :)