bhel puri recipe, how to make bhel puri, mumbai bhel puri recipe

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bhel puri recipe with step by step photos – 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. some people prefer bhel puri with chutney’s and some without it.

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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. it is one of the popular street food recipe from mumbai which is now available in other parts of india as well in various avatars. another similar recipe is jhal muri from kolkata.

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

puffed rice for bhel puri recipe

tips for making bhel puri:

  1. 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.
  2. keep all the ingredients ready before you start mixing everything for making bhel puri.
  3. the puffed rice should be crisp. if it is not crisp then roast it for some minutes in a pan on a low flame. roast them till they become crisp.
  4. you can even add grated vegetables like carrots and beetroot.
  5.  when raw mangoes are in season then you can even add them. addition of raw mangoes gives a very nice tangy taste and crunch.
  6. spice powders and the chutneys can be adjusted as per your taste buds. you can make chutney at home or even use readymade ones. best to use homemade chutneys as you can make them as per your taste and they are more fresh.

if you are looking for more street food recipes then do check:

bhel puri recipe below:

bhel puri recipe
4.7 from 10 votes

bhel puri recipe

bhel puri is a crispy, soft, sweet, tangy, spicy mixture of many edibles.
course snacks
cuisine indian street food
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 5 minutes
total time 20 minutes
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 2 tablespoon mint coriander chutney
  • 2 tablespoon tamarind dates chutney
  • 1 teaspoon 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 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ¼ or ½ cup sev
  • 5 to 6 papdis - broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoon roasted peanuts (bhuni moongphali)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • black salt as required

how to make recipe

making bhel puri

  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.

recipe notes

  • 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.

how to make 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 bhel to make bhel puri recipe

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

potatos onions to make bhel puri recipe

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

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

bhel puri recipe

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 recipe

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

bhel puri recipe

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

adding papdis to bhel puri recipe

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

adding sev to bhel puri recipe

9: serve bhel puri immediately in individual bowls or plates. top up with some sev and more coriander leaves if you want. if you don’t serve it immediately then it will become soggy and you won’t enjoy it. so be quick in serving.

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dassana amit
i started in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.

76 thoughts on “bhel puri recipe, how to make bhel puri, mumbai bhel puri recipe

  1. I like dosa and pav bhajji

  2. so I just ate this and it was yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

    • thanks nia

  3. Great Recipe. Perfect Mumbai Bhel!!

    • Thanks Bhavay

  4. Dassana, this is my absolute top fav type of chaat. Always ate it in restaurants, never thought I’d be able to make it at home. Now there are no good Indian restaurants near me (I’m in the US), but thanks to you, I can!! Thank you as always!!

    • thanks a lot anjali. bhel puri can easily be made at home. its our favorite chaat too. but we are in india and we do have access to the chaat stalls. but best it to make at home ?

  5. explain with photos is so so so useful

    • thanks atul for positive feedback 🙂

  6. Bhel puri recipe is explained very well. Which helps in preparing it .superb dish:-)

    • thanks so much prerana.

  7. Very nice recipes. Very well explained. The photos help a lot. Thanks for such wonderful recipes.

    • welcome harsha and thankyou so much 🙂

  8. Can someone guide me to do the dried sweet Puries sold in Jaganath mandhir in India.

  9. Yummyy…………will try surely:-)
    thanks for the recepie.

    • thanks and welcome mamtha.

  10. Yummy ? ll definitely try this

    • surely try and let us know how it was sid?

  11. Yummy bhel puri recipe. I tried it. Very tasty. Thank you for sharing this wonderfull post.

    • welcome mahak

  12. These recipies are superb and very. Easy to undersatand

    • thanks anusha

  13. 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

    • thanks.

  14. great job!! looks yummy!!

  15. bhel puri is so good. i like it so much. it’s looks beautiful.

    • thanks sanjeev

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

    • thanks.

  17. 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! 😉

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

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

    • 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.

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

    • thanks

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

    • thanks kavitha for your encouragement.

  22. Congratulations Dasanna!!! You do deserve it !!!!!

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

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

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

    • sure nisa… its vegrecipesofindiaATgmailDOTcom

  24. 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 🙂

  25. 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!

    • thanks suruchi for such a lovely and encouraging comment. you have made my day 🙂

  26. congratulations! and that is one delicious bhel!

    • thanks richa

  27. 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.

    • *fill Lol.

      • corrected the error…..

    • thanks 🙂

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

    • thanks nisa.

  29. bhelpuri aur itna tempting pics ..aur kya chahiye

  30. 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…

    • 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.

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

    • thanks asmita 🙂

  32. i think this would give a great taste thank you dassana

    • thanks and it is a tasty bhel, anusha

  33. 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!!!!

  34. 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..

    • 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…

  35. This looks incredible! Yum!

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

    • thanks priya 🙂

  37. inviting dear…join in our Fast food-Noodles event

  38. 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!

    • 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 🙂

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

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

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

  41. 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 🙂

    • do try it courtney… you will bhel puri 🙂

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

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

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