favourite tangy tasty Mumbai bhelpuri. Bikano brings you the bhelpuri made in
traditional Mumbai style. It will set your taste- buds a tingle.
(Hindi भेलपूरी, Marathiभेळ) is a savoury Indian snack, and is
also a type of chaat. It is made out of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy
often identified with the beaches of Mumbai (Bombay), such as Girguam or Juhu. Bhelpuri is
thought to have originated within the Gujarati cafes and street food stalls of Bombay, and the recipe has spread to most parts of India
where it has been modified to suit local food availability.
There is no
clear mention of when and where bhelpuri was first prepared, but it likely
originated in Gujarati cafes and street food stalls of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Bhelpuri belongs
to the food family of chaats, which are salty and spicy snacks sold on carts
made from puffed rice and Sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from
besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, Chat masala and chutney and mixture
(a mix of different types of fried snacks), as the base of the snack. Bhelpuri
has a typically Gujarati balance of sweet, salty, tart and spicy flavors, with
different textures as well, including crispy
and crunchy from the puffed rice and fried sev. Other commonly used ingredients
include tomatoes, onions and chilis added to the base; In northern India
recipes also made by adding boiled potatoes cut into small pieces.
chutneys impart a sweet, tangy or spicy flavour. There are two popular chutneys
used: a dark brown sweet one made mainly from dates and tamarind (saunth
chutney) and a green spicy chutney made from coriander leaves and green