chana dal bhel puri recipe, how to make chana dal bhel

by dassana amit updated January 23, 2014

chana dal bhel puri

chana dal bhel puri is another variation of bhel apart from sukha bhel puri and wet bhel puri recipe. it is a popular street food equally popular in most parts of india. often served outside schools, colleges and in railway stations. if you have traveled in indian trains then you must have seen this bhel recipe.

chana dal bhel is a very simple and quick recipe and a good tea time snack. ideal for monsoons when you want to eat something spicy and tangy along with a cup of tea or coffee.

in this bhel, masala chana dal is used. masala or spiced chana dal can be made at home or brought from the stores. they are basically fried bengal gram which are heavily spiced.

masala chana dal

the masala chana dal is mixed with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili and coriander for garnishing and topped with sev. as a variation you can also add raw mangoes or crushed papdi or cucumber.

this bhel is served almost all over india with some variation. in mumbai, fresh mangoes or crushed papdi are added to this chaat. whereas in delhi side, i don’t remember anyone using mango in the chaat.

be liberal in sprinkling lemon and chaat masala over it as per your taste buds. you have to eat this chana dal bhel immediately… because if it becomes moist then you won’t get the crisp taste. ideally, it should be crisp and spicy in taste and it goes well as a tea time snack.

chana dal bhel puri recipe

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check hurda/sorghum bhelaloo chaat, sev puri, pani puri, kala chana chaat and papdi chaat.

chana dal bhel puri recipe details below:

chana dal bhel puri
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chana dal bhel puri - spicy and tangy indian street food made from masala chana dal or spiced bengal gram.
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 3
  • 1.5 cup masala chana dal
  • 1 medium sized onion very finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato very finely chopped
  • 1 green chili very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped raw mango (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp or 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chaat masala powder
  • crushed papdi (optional)
  • sev for garnishing
  • few coriander leaves for garnishing
  • salt as required - as there is already salt in the chana dal, add carefully
  • a few papdis for serving (optional)
  1. add masala chana dal and finely chopped onion, tomatoes, green chili, raw mangoes, coriander leaves in a bowl.
  2. add salt, chaat masala and lemon juice.
  3. mix it well.
  4. stir in the crushed papdis.
  5. serve the chaat immediately in plates or bowls topped with sev and coriander and some papdis..
  6. enjoy the chana bhel chaat with tea or coffee.

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DR.BHARATHI December 26, 2013 1

Delicious and very well explained.


Kumar's Kitchen July 25, 2013 2

loved this healthy combo, this is the food we go fo when we want something as good as a chaat just healthier, :-)


Ansh | Spiceroots July 11, 2013 3

Just made it for my daughter for a snack minus the tomatoes. she is into hot and tart and spicy things these days. Love that pic.


Maria July 11, 2013 4

Loved the click it looks so fresh feel like having a bite from it right now!


Manasi July 11, 2013 5

Oh I remember this from childhood.
I love munching on just the daal too. It is so addictive!
You have reminded me of a long forgotten favorite!


Shema George July 11, 2013 6

Looks incredible. I loved the first click – too good!


indiatopof July 11, 2013 7

Thanks for this information. will try