Bhel Puri quick fix

   

The old saying goes – neccesity is the mother of invention. But I can’t fully agree with it. It’s not just necessity, it is necessity coupled with some amount of laziness. Like I keep saying, I miss India and more particularly Mumbai and its street food. I was used to eating bhel puri at least once a week and have been deprived of that for more than a year now. Every once in a while, I get this craving for the snack and have to figure out easy ways to eat it since I am too lazy to make the sev and papdi from scratch. One such quick hack is making bhel with the Haldiram’s lemon bhel packet. Quite a yum and easy substitute. Do try. Here goes –

Serves 2

WHAT WE NEED

Haldiram’s Lemon Bhel                    1/2 packet

Onion, medium                                    1

Cherry tomatoes                                  8-10

Fried gram dal                                       2 tbsp

Dates tamarind chutney                     2 tbsp

Mint coriander chutney                       1 tbsp

WHAT TO DO

  • Finely chop the onions and cut the cherry tomatoes into half
  • In a large bowl, take the lemon bhel, onions, tomatoes, fried gram dal, chutneys and mix well
  • Enjoy!


  

NOTES

  1. You can add a mashed boiled potato. In that case, you may need to add some salt.
  2. Adjust the quantity of the two chutneys depending on your spicyness requirement. If you need a spicier version reduce the dates tamarind chutney.
  3. You can add peanuts and coriander leaves too

This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon under Street Food.

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for other marathoners doing this BM. 

 

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