Tuesday, August 28, 2012

bhel puri

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I just made bhel puri for lunch, it is a perfect summer dish, a delicious combination of crunchy, salty, sweet, healthy, spicy and fresh. The only negative it that it requires two items from the Indian grocery that you must have on hand... bhel puri snack mix and tamarind chutney. The other ingredients are potato, tomato, onions, cilantro and chick peas if you want protein. Also can drizzle plain yogurt on it if you like. 

It is a Mumbai street food that almost everybody loves. I used to take it to picnics when our kids were little and was always asked for the recipe. Men seem to like it especially.  Here is an official recipe.  I just wing it every time with whatever we have on hand and tend to keep several bags of mix and jars of the chutney on hand in the summer months. The mix and chutney looks like this at the Indian grocery:

Have you tried it? I think you would like it!

1 comment:

  1. Cindy - I don't know how to pronounce this :) But I do LOVE Indian food. The spicier the better. In England, we always go to the Indian restaurants because they are so good, reasonable and authentic.


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