sev puri recipe
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5 from 7 votes

Sev Puri

sev puri is a spicy, sweet and tangy street snack from mumbai.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: snacks, starters
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 6
Author: Dassana Amit


For the sev puri

  • 36 flat crisp puris or papdis
  • ½ to ¾ cup sev or add as required
  • 2 to 3 medium to large potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • 1 green chili - chopped, optional
  • ⅓ to ½ cup spicy mint coriander chutney
  • ⅓ to ½ cup sweet tamarind dates chutney
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup hot red chili chutney
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder , optional
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder , optional
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon black salt or rock salt or common salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the spicy green coriander chutney

  • 2 cups tightly packed coriander leaves , chopped
  • 2 green chilies , chopped, add more for a spicy chutney
  • ½ inch ginger chopped (optional)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon lime juice or add as per taste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon water for grinding or add as required

For the sweet tamarind dates chutney

  • ½ cup tightly packed seedless tamarind
  • ½ cup seedless dates
  • ½ cup powdered or grated jaggery or add as required - adjust as per your taste
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder (amchur powder)
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon red chili powder or 1 dry red chili * see notes
  • black salt or rock salt or regular salt as required

for red chili chutney

  • 15 to 16 dry kashmiri red chilies
  • 8 to 9 medium garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • salt as required


making green coriander chutney

  • rinse the coriander leaves well in water and roughly chop them.
  • take the chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chillies & ginger, cumin powder, chaat masala, lemon juice and salt in a grinder jar or a small blender jar.
  • add 1 or 2 tsp water and grind to a smooth chutney. add a few teaspoons more of the water if required. but don't make the chutney too thin or watery.
  • remove the chutney in a bowl and keep aside. use this green chutney as required for chaat recipes like this sev puri.

making sweet tamarind dates chutney

  • in a pan, take the tamarind, dates and water.
  • cook the tamarind and date for about 8-9 minutes on a low flame till they soften.
  • now add the powdered jaggery and continue to cook. let the jaggery dissolve and the mixture thicken a bit.
  • add all the spice powders - red chili powder, coriander powder, dry ginger powder and roasted cumin powder.
  • stir and simmer for a further 1-2 minutes more. season with salt.
  • let the chutney mixture cool down.
  • in a chutney grinder or small blender, grind the this whole mixture till smooth.
  • add some water if required while grinding. strain the chutney through a strainer.
  • store the tamarind date chutney in an airtight bowl or container in the refrigerator and use it when you make chaat at home.

making red chutney

  • break the chilies. deseed them if required.
  • soak the red chilies in hot water for about 30 mins. the water just needs to cover them.
  • peel and roughly chop the garlic. drain the red chilies.
  • adding very little water grind both the red chilies and garlic in a chutney grinder or blender till smooth. the consistency of the chutney should be more towards thicker side or of medium consistency.
  • pour the chutney in a small jar or bowl. cover and refrigerate.
  • when preparing chaat snacks, just add a small amount while topping the chaat with other chutneys.

assembling or making sev puri

  • keep all the ingredients like the chutneys, chopped boiled potatoes, chopped onions and tomatoes, sev, lime juice read on your work surface.
  • arrange the puris on a plate. top it up with chopped boiled potatoes.
  • add chopped onions and tomatoes to it.
  • sprinkle some chaat masala and cumin powder on it, if you want at this stage.
  • top up with the green chutney as much as you want. then top up with red chili chutney.
  • then with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
  • sprinkle sev on top. again sprinkle some chaat masala, cumin powder. sprinkle also black salt.
  • add a dash of lime juice to the sev puri. garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve sev puri immediately.