Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bhel Poori~ Chatpatey snacks

Bhel poori  a savory Indian snack ,its delicious so its enjoyed by all:)) It's ingredients all add up together to make it so colorful and delicious!!! Hope this tempts your taste buds too:)

Bhel Poori

2 boiled potatoes , peeled and diced small
1 small onion chopped  finely
1 small tomato diced small
2 to 3 green chilies chopped fine
1 bunch fresh green coriander leaves chopped fine
1 packet 250 gm Kurmura
1 packet 100 gm Bhel sev
1 packet of flat bhel pooris
2 tsp oil
1 tsp asafetida (hing)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 lemon juice

1.Boil potatoes, peel the skin of the potatoes and dice them. Keep aside.
2.In a wok heat oil,add asafetida,add the kurmura,stir with a spoon on low heat, for about 5 to 10 minutes making sure the kurmura don't  burn. Add 1 tsp salt,1/4 tsp turmeric . Mix together  and close burner .Keep aside.

Sweet Tamarind chutney Ingredients
250 gm tamarind deseeded
50 gm dates pitted
100 gm jaggery 
50 gm sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chili powder1/2 tsp chat powder (optional)

1.Soak the tamarind and dates in 1/2 cup water in a pan and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes till it boils.
2. Strain the tamarind pulp and add in jaggery and  sugar , salt, red chili powder,cumin powder. Mix together and keep aside.

Green chutney Ingredients
1 bunch coriander leaves (wash and clean the coriander leaves)
1 inch ginger piece
3 to 4 green chilies
1 tsp salt
1/2 lemon juice
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup water

1. In a blender, add all the above ingredients and grind for 2 to 3 minutes to form a smooth paste. Pour the ready coriander chutney into a bowl and keep aside.

To assemble Bhel follow these steps:  
1. In a mixing bowl take the kurmura (puff rice).Add in the chopped onions, boiled potatoes,  sev,tomatoes,green chilies, add in approximately 3 tsp green chutney,  2 tbsp of tamarind chutney, stir together and squeeze in 1/2  tsp lemon juice and sprinkle some more sev on top and serve in a plate, garnished with finely chopped coriander.

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