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Bhel Puri - 2

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Snacks, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Puffed rice (1 carton Rice Krispies)
1   Bhel mix or sev
2 cups 474mlMashed boiled potatoes
  (mashed crudely and
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozChopped fresh coriander
  Leaves - (a.K.A chin
3 tablespoons 45mlFreshly roasted and ground
  To taste green chiles
  Freshly ground black pepper
  To taste tamarind
  To taste jaggery- (or brown sugar)
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozChopped onions.

Recipe Instructions

1. First boil the potatoes. Mash them and salt them, add pepper to taste. Add some coriander leaves too.

2. Roast the cumin and grind it.

3. Dissolve about 4 tbsp. of Tamarind concentrate in 1 cup of hot water, and let it simmer to thicken gradually. Dissolve the jaggery (or sugar) until the sauce becomes tart and slightly sweet. (You may add some salt and ground red paprika, if you want to). The sauce should be of a consistency slightly thinner than maple syrup. Pour into a serving container (like a creamer). Mix the puffed rice and sev/bhel mix in a large bowl.

4. On your plate, serve yourself the rice-bhel mixture, add the potatoes, then the onions, chiles, dust the cumin powder over it. Then pour the sauce. Top with the coriander garnish. (Add salt/pepper to taste).

5. Mix the goop in your plate and eat it soon.

Copyright (c) 1994 by Sheila Lukins


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