Bhel is a very famous and tasty chat one can find anywhere in India. Everyone has a different style of making bhel. Any version of this dish is delicious.
Puffed rice or churmuri is the main ingredient of bhel. What will you do if you cannot find it nearby. Here is the solution.
Take thick avalakki(poha/flattened rice) and deep fry it in oil. While deep frying, keep in mind to do it on a very low flame and the oil should be very hot. At a time, fry around one table spoon to make sure all the flattened rice is puffed evenly. (If any mistake is done in this step, the complete bhel will get spoiled. So be careful).
Puffed rice Â 1 and 1/2 cup
Onion(finelly chopped) 1/4 cup
Carrot(Grated)Â 1/4 cup
Tomato(finelly chopped) Â 1/4 cup
Cucumber(grated) Â 1/4 cup
Green chillies(cut into small pieces) Â 1
Oil Â 1 tea spn
Peanuts(fried) Â 1 tbl spn
Chilli powderÂ Â 1/2 tea spn
Coriander leaves Â Â 2-3 strands
Lemon juice Â Â 1 tbl spn
SevÂ Â Â Â 1/4 cup
Heat oil and cool it or else use the oil which was previously used for deep frying.
In a vessel, mix all the ingredients(except puffed rice and sev) thoroughly.
Just before serving, add puffed rice and mix. Spread sev on it and serve. (After mixing the puffed rice, serve it immediately).
Serves : 2
Preparation time :15min