Friday, September 14, 2007


Anytime of the day(or night) you ask me whats my favourite snack, by default you'll hear "Any chaat item".. More specifically Bhel :) Then Paani Puri, Ragda Patties, SPDP, Dahi Wada... and the list continues :D I can live my entire life eating chaat.. There was a time I used to eat bhel every alternate evening during college times, that too when I used to stay home and get "maa ke haath ka khana" everyday.. The one thing I miss here is the bhel at "bheleshwar", a famous joint in Pune where I used to have bhel with my colleagues.. Spending hours there having bhel, then paani puri followed by malai kulfis.. How I wish Bheleshwar had a branch here in Belgium!!!!

I can enjoy bhel at any place, anytime... Though my husband doesnt like to eat bhel on roadside thelas (but who cares!!!!!), he doesnt mind homemade bhel.. The easiest snack on a sunday evening, mostly coz it is to be followed by a shortcut dinner ;) Bhel can be best enjoyed when its a bit spicy and has a proper balance of the sweet n sour tamarind chutney and the hot green chutney! My bhel hops over to Hima for the lovely event she started hosting this month-- WYF-Snacks!



3-4 (Only 1 if its me! ;))

Preparation Time:

5-6 mins

What you need:

2 cups Murmura/Mamra/Puffed Rice
1 cup Farsan/Shev Mix
1/4 cup Tamarind Chatni
1/4 cup Green Chilli Chatni
1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tbsp roasted Peanuts
1 chopped Onion
1 chopped Tomato
2 tbsp chopped Green Mango (Kairi)
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:
Chopped onions, Tomato and Green Mango (Kairi)
1 tbsp Thin Shev
Few roasted peanuts

To make Chatnis:

Chatni 1:
Blend 3-4 chillies, corriander, salt, lemon juice with some water to make the hot green chutney!

Chatni 2:
Mix tamarind pulp, jaggery/sugar, some water to make the sweet sour tamarind chutney!

How to proceed:

1) In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients well
2) Serve in plates topped with chopped onions, tomatoes, green mango, corriander, some roasted peanuts and thin sev.

I prefer adding more of tamarind chutney to have proper ooli (wet) bhel and eat with potato chips which serve as my disposable (read as edible) spoons ;)


Hima said...

That is looking so lovely. Thanks for sending it to me. My husband would be happy to look at this, he is so fond of it.

Sreelu said...

Hmm mouth watering, Bhel anytime for me, hey when are u sending it to me

Richa said...

bhel pahun tondala pani sutlay, looks yum. guess me kal kay banaviley hota :) ajoon chutnya ahet, ek ankhin round karnar ahey ;)

Pooja V said...

This is so v it !!! its a Anytime, everytime snack :).

Siri said...

The dish looks so lovely and fab.. seriously a mouthwatery dish anytime of the year..:D

TheCooker said...

Bhel anytime for me as well!
Where is Bheleshwar? And I though I knew all the bhel joints in Pune.

Finla said...

It looks lovely Aarti, i can come anytime just for the snack.
I have only ate these in the stalls , never home made

Roopa said...

wow Aarti yummy bhel:my mouth's watering for one :)

Padma said...

Aarti this is my all time favo snack, very easy and filling snack..nice entry

Arts said...

Bheleshwar is at the back gate of SNDT college.. law college ladun prabhat road la janarya road war!

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