Friday, March 25, 2011

Bhel Poori

Prep Time: 25 min
Serves: 2 to 3


Ingredients
  1. Puffed rice / Pori - 4 cups
  2. Omapodi / Sev - 1 cup (or) as reqd
  3. Pani pooris (left overs in my kitchen) - 10 to 12 no's
To saute the puffed rice
  1. Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Vegetables
  1. Onion (chopped) - 2 medium sized
  2. Carrot (grated) - 2 small sized
  3. Cucumber (finely chopped) - 1 medium sized
  4. Raw mango (finely chopped) - 3 tbsp
  5. Tomato (finely chopped) - 2 medium sized
  6. Potatoes (cooked, cooled & diced) - 2 medium sized
Other ingredients
  1. Raw peanuts (cooked) - 1/2 cup
  2. Dates & tamarind chutney - to taste
  3. Green chutney - to taste
  4. Chaat masala (store bought) - to taste
  5. Lemon juice (optional) - to taste
  6. Cilantro (finely chopped) - 4 tbsp
Method
Step I
  1. Prepare both the chutneys the previous day & store in refrigerator.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan, add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, puffed rice; saute for 3 min on low flame; set aside.
  3. Wash, chop and grate the vegetables; set aside.
  4. Soak coriander leaves in water for 10 min; gather all the leaves; wash leaves for about 3 to 5 times in water; drain; chop finely & set aside.
  5. Soak raw peanuts in water overnight; pressure cook for about 8 whistles along with salt, turmeric powder; allow to cool; drain water & set aside.
  6. Wash, cut potatoes in to two halves; pressure cook for about 4 whistles; allow to cool; dice & set aside.
Step II
  1. Add sauteed puffed rice,crushed pani pooris in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add required amount of chopped, grated and diced vegetables; mix well.
  3. Add cooked peanuts, chaat masala, lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Add both the chutneys; combine well.
  5. Adjust ingredients according to taste.
  6. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro & omapodi.
NOTE
  • Can substitute crushed pani pooris with paapdi.
  • Can add more red chilly powder to the bhel poori for extra hot taste.
  • Can also add roasted peanuts instead of cooked peanuts.

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