sev puri recipe, how to make sev puri recipe | mumbai sev puri recipe

by dassana amit updated March 17, 2014

sev puri: mumbai sev puri, sev puri chaat recipe

sev puri… a street snack of mumbai…. and my all time favorite mumbai street food and chaat recipe. in fact, coming to think of it… all the chaat recipes are my all time favorites :-)

sev puri is easy to make and just a few things have to be made before hand like the papdis/puris and chutneys. if you do not have time to make the puris and chutneys before hand, then buy them readymade.

i brought ready made puris and sev. both the spicy green mint coriander chutney and the sweet tamarind dates chutney, i made at home. in addition to these two chutneys, a third chutney is also added. this third chutney is made by grinding dry red chilies with salt and water. some garlic may also be added. i did not make the red chilies chutney and was happy to use red chili powder instead.

mumbai sev puri

we wanted to have some chaat at home. so i had made both papdi chaat and sev puri on the same day. in mumbai this snack is known as sev puri and in delhi it is called as papdi chaat. they are similar but not the same.

in sev puri, curd is not added, unless one wants it. in papdi chaat along with curd, boiled white chickpeas and urad dal/black gram pakoris/fritters are added. sev, onion and tomatoes are also not added to the papdi chaat. the rest of the ingredients are same.

sev puri chaat recipe

lets start step by step mumbai sev puri recipe:

1: arrange the puris on a plate.

sev puri recipe 1

2: top it up with chopped boiled potatoes.

sev puri recipe 2

3: add chopped onions and tomatoes to it. sprinkle some chaat masala and red chili powder on it, if you want at this stage.

sev puri recipe 3

4: top it up with the green chutney as much as you want.

sev puri recipe 4

5: top it up with the sweet chutney as much as you want.

sev puri recipe 5

6: sprinkle sev on top. again sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder. sprinkle also black salt. add a dash of lemon juice to the sev puri. garnish sev puri with chopped coriander leaves.

sev puri recipe 6

7. after all the assembling is done, serve the sev puri immediately. if you don’t have sev puri immediately then it becomes soft and you won’t get the crisp taste. so always serve it fresh.


and don’t be surprised if your family, friends or guests ask for a second and third helping…

sev puri chaat

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check bhel puri, pani puri, misal pav, pav bhaji and dahi sev batata puri.

mumbai sev puri recipe below:

sev puri recipe
Prep time
Total time
sev puri - a street snack of mumbai
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4 plates
For the sev puri
  • 24 flat crisp puris/papdis
  • 1 cup sev
  • 1 large potato, boiled and chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup mint coriander chutney
  • 1 cup tamarind dates chutney
  • 1-2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1-2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1-2 tsp black salt/rock salt or common salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
For the spicy green mint and coriander chutney
  • 1 cup chopped mint leaves/pudina
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves/dhania
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice (preserves the green color of the chutney)
  • black salt
For the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
  • ½ cup tamarind
  • ½ cup seedless dates
  • ½ cup jaggery
  • ½ tsp dry ginger powder/saunth
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • black salt
Making the green mint coriander chutney:
  1. blend all the ingredients with very little water to a smooth paste. keep aside.
Making the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
  1. boil the tamarind and dates in water.
  2. when they become soft add the jaggery and the spice powders and salt.
  3. cook further till the jaggery melts.
  4. switch off the burner and let the mixture cool.
  5. grind the chutney mixture to a smooth paste.
  6. seive the chutney through a strainer. add more salt if needed.
  7. if the chutney becomes too thick add some water to liquidize it.
For assembling the sev puris:
  1. arrange the puris on a plate. top it up with chopped boiled potatoes.
  2. add chopped onions and tomatoes to it.
  3. sprinkle some chaat masala and red chili powder on it, if you want at this stage.
  4. top it up with the green chutney as much as you want.
  5. and then with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
  6. sprinkle sev on top. again sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder. sprinkle also black salt.
  7. add a dash of lemon juice to the sev puri. garnish sev puri with chopped coriander leaves.
  8. serve sev puri immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Sanaah April 14, 2014 1

Oh yum cant wait to try it. Can u tell me what kind of dates u r using? U said seedless.. Do we ask as sch in the market??


dassana amit April 14, 2014 2

these are regular dates which are seedless. you will get them in the market.


sree January 22, 2014 3

super your recipes easy method very taste v v thanks


dassana amit January 22, 2014 4

welcome sree


heena s khan May 1, 2013 5

Thhhhhhhhhhhhhanksssssss very much for this delicious recipe wen I made and ate it I can remmember my mom


Hetal Hathi January 28, 2013 6

Can I have your recipe for making the puris /papdis for the chaat or sev puri;and also for the pani puri please?

Also,the sev puri I’ve always had in Mumbai did not have tomatoes added to it,only boiled mashed potatoes,onions ,chutneys and sev.

I admire your collection of recipes and have tried the pani for panipuri,hummus and few more.Keep up the good work.



dassana January 28, 2013 7

hi hetal, for pani puris here is the link:

for the papdis, i will have to make them soon. i have got plenty of requests for papdi recipe. but just do not have enough time to make them.

and thanks for those nice words.

also i have had both tomato and without tomatoes sev puri in mumbai. i think it depends on the street food vendors whether they want to add tomatoes or not.


yasmeen August 14, 2012 8



dassana August 15, 2012 9



Bhavna April 18, 2012 10

Your recipes are very perfect and explained in a way that really helps and gives the confidence in making them…also read that you meditate and can make out the energy in the food you eat… my Mom always said…jiska khao anna waisa hove maan…I too share the same sentiments.


dassana April 18, 2012 11

thanks bhavna. what your mom said and what you feel is hundred percent correct. one has to be very sensitive to feel this.


Joy November 4, 2011 12

This looks like all kinds of amazing.


yuvraj Jadeja February 16, 2014 13

rocking site…!!


Shri February 18, 2014 14

Nice recipe


Shri February 18, 2014 15

Nice recipe it is awesome


dassana amit February 18, 2014 16

thanks sri