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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Bhelpuri Chaat with Green Mint Chutney & Sweet Tamarind Chutney

Majority of the Indians might have tasted this chatpata chaat and a favorite among many too,I too love chats and I rank this after golgappa & panipuri.Who can resist this instant spicy,tangy flavors with crunchy bites..hmm,love it!! Bhelpuri as famously is a puffed rice with vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce served as chaat.It is commonly prepared instantly and consumed as soon as possible or else the sev becomes soggy and spongy.The sev is garnished with tomatoes,onion,coriander leaves,lime juice and in the northern parts in India,they add boiled cut potatoes too.This is usually served with the dark brownish color sweet tamarind chutney with dates and the green spicy chutney prepared using mint,coriander and green chillies.So,Enjoy this recipe at home with your loved ones!!!

I have a separate post on chutneys here,check it out.





Ingredients
FOR GREEN SPICY CHUTNEY-
mint leaves 1/3 cup
coriander leaves 1/3cup
green chilles 2-3
onion 1/3 of a medium sized
garlic 3 small cloves/1 large
chat masala 1/2tsp
lemon 1tsp
salt
water as needed

FOR SWEET TAMARIND CHUTNEY-
tamarind 1 lemon size
dates 10-12
jaggery 1tbsp
red chilli powder 3/4tsp
jeera powder 1/2 tsp
salt
water

FOR BHELPURI CHAAT

bhelpuri mix 2 1/2 cups (I used the bombay mix; includes puffed rice,sev and papdi)
onion 1 chopped fine
tomato 1 chopped fine
coriander leaves 4-5sprigs fine chopped
green spicy chutney 1 tsp (the recipe follows)
sweet tamarind chutney 2tbsp (the recipe follows)
lime/lemon juice 2tsp
chat masala 1tsp
chilli powder 1/2tsp


Method




FOR GREEN SPICY CHUTNEY-
-Wash and clean the leaves.Chop the other ingredients.Grind it to a smooth paste with chat masala and salt.
-Add the lemon juice and is ready to serve.


FOR SWEET TAMARIND CHUTNEY-
-Deseed the dates and soak in a little water for 2 hours or microwave 3-4 mins to make it soft.
-Soak the tamarind in water for 15-20 mins  and squeeze out the pulp.Keep aside.
-Soak the jaggery in a small amount of water and remove impurities if any.
-Place it in a pan on medium heat and add all the ingredients.Let it boil and thicken like the sauces.(took about 10 minutes)
-Serve it with bhelpuri and refrigerate the remaining in air tight containers.


FOR BHELPURI CHAAT-
-Take a large bowl ,mix all the above ingredients,except the chutneys,lime juice.Mix the spice powders.
-Mix the chutneys and lime juice just before serving otherwise the sev will become soft.

NOTES
* You can add one boiled cubed potato , few pomegranate seeds/peanuts to make it more crunchy.
* You can store both the chutneys in refrigerator for 15 days in air tight containers for future use.
* You can increase or decrease the number of dates according to sweetness desired.



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42 comments:

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy chat..i have never tried making chaats at home..will try this recipe

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering Bhelpuri...

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

yummm...mouthwatering....

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow,I badly need this right now..What a missing.Send me those Julie.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful bhel with yumm looking chutneys..

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!! Yum bhel

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

All time favorites, looks super yummy.

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Julie, the bhel puri pics are just too yummy...I need a bhel puri fix now....:-)

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Drooling and drooling here.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Bhelpuri Caat and both the chutneys are awesome....superb...thanx 4 sharing the recipe

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

I like meetha bhel. I love my bhel soaking wet with chutneys and sloppier it gets tastier it is..
Love Ash.

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

Before leaving home I quickly check 1or 2 blogs. here I find a salivating chaat with spicy chutney. have a good day!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

All time favorite...

Red_Shallot said... Best Blogger Tips

Look delicious!

Asiya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love bhel puri & yours looks great!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!,Super-yumm n flavorful Street-snack item Dear.Fabulous.

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

u made it perfectly..healthy one bcz its home made..loved it

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice julie :) we have something in common 2day! even i have posted bhel :)... celebrating chats today !

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tempting looking bhel poori...Love it...

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I have a plate, Julie, looks very inviting..

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

i love chaat items a lot, your platter tempting me more...nice preparation...loved it!!
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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

super duper chutneys and bhel puri..i love ur plates..looks cute

Simply Life said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all the colors in this dish!

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks delicious and inviting

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..chat looks awesome..tempting pics..mouthwatering here!
Kande Pohe

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy!feel like digging right in!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy yummy..my fav...

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious chaat, looks yum..chutneys too look good..

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

it looks yummy ...

DV said... Best Blogger Tips

Umm...mouth watering...:-) Love to devour chaats on streetside stalls! yours looks delicious! :)

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Love chaats and bhel puri is one of my favorites...your platter looks very tempting

La @ FoodSlice said... Best Blogger Tips

That sounds so good.. i have been postponing making this for so long

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Book Marked.Thanks for sharing.

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

The recipe is just perfect and the gorgeous presentation makes it even more appealing. I am drooling!! Bookmarked for sure!
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Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, the chaat looks wholesome and delicious. Loved it. Absolutely divine..!

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chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

chaat looks so so yummy..mouth watering...My fav street food....love the colours...

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy chaat with vibrant colors.

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Chats are my favourite!! This looks yum with the chutneys!!
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Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Makes me drool..superb

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, your recipes are so versatile, you always something new, that i have not seen before..love this and have a nice day

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm.... mouth watering pics. One of my favorite chaat..

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy Bhel Puri :)