This is the most commonly sold fast food in the streets of Mumbai that is very nutritious. Every bhelwala in each street corner has his own blends of chutneys and masalas. Bhel is a delectable combination of puris, puffed rice, sev, onions, potatoes, raw mango and chutneys. The proportions of the various chutneys can be changed to adjust to your personal preferences. Indianlife Bhel Mix is readily available so it is easy to prepare this.
1 package of Indianlife Bhel MIx
(has sev, puffed rice and puri chips)
2 large boiled potatoes cut into small cubes
1 cup fresh diced purple onion into small cubes 2 cans of chickpeas or small brown chickpeas that are ready to use or you can buy dry chickpeas that can be soaked and boiled.
1 fresh unripe mango diced into small cubes
Indianlife Tamarind Chutney Cilantro Chutney (Available under) Taaza Brand in WA
Sea salt to taste
Pani Puri Masala available from Indian Grocery stores
1/2 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup buttermilk or Taaza yogurt with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon Pani Puri Masala, 1/4 teaspoon cane sugar
Indianlife Tamarind Chutney
Taaza Cilantro Chutney
Spiced Water – 6 cups water with 8 tablespoon tamarind chutney and 8 teaspoon pani puri masala. Add more if required.
Combine chickpeas, potatoes, onion, mango, 1 teaspoon pani puri masala and handful of cilantro in a large bowl and toss gently till all the ingredients are well mixed. Add sea salt if required.
Serving time – place chickpea mix in a serving bowl and sprinkle with bhel mix on top adding tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney, yogurt and spiced water.
Garnish with cilantro and serve right away. Enjoy!
Chefs tip: If you refrigerate bhel mix or freeze the chutneys, you can quickly prepare a great nutritious snack for your hungry kids returning from school.