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Making Bhel Puri On Indian Trains

CookingMyWay's picture

Is this called Bhel puri chat?

:) Nikko

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Indian Street Food in Trains
This is a street food inside an Indian train. He is making bhelpuri which is a puffed rice dish with some vegetables and a sprightly tamarind sauce. These sort of snacksare commonly served in Indian trains, moreso in the non A/C compartments.

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shantihhh's picture
could be Bhel puri Ingredients 1 packet of flat crispy puris (available in Indian groceries) 500 gms puffed rice (kurmura/murmura - available in Indian groceries), 125-250 gms plain sev (Indian fried snack, looks like noodles), 2 teaspoon chat masala, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 potatoes (boiled), 1 big red onion, 1/2 bunch coriander leaves, Lemon juice or raw mango (chopped), salt to taste Spicy chutney 1/2 bunch coriander leaves, 1/2 bunch mint leaves, 2 big garlic cloves, 10-12 green chilies, salt Grind all the above items to make a fine paste. Add some water for pourable consistency. Sweet chutney 1/2 cup pulp of dates (soak dates in hot water for 1/2 an hour , grind them in a mixer and strain), 1/4 cup tamarind pulp, 1 tbsp jaggery or sugar, 2 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin seeds. Using some water, grind together all the above items. Method 1. Prepare the spicy and sweet chutneys. 2. Mix together puffed rice and sev. Add chat masala, salt and chili powder. 3. Chop onion and raw mango finely. Dice potatoes. Chop coriander leaves. 4. Add onions, raw mango pieces (or lemon juice), potatoes and coriander leaves to the puffed rice and sev mixture and mix gently with the hands. 5. While serving, add spicy chutney and sweet chutney into the above mixture. Put some mixture in individual plates, top with some more sev and chutneys (if desired). Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with crunchy puris.
Ginny69's picture
Street food is risky business for your stomach!
CookingMyWay's picture
What amazes me about this guy is how quickly he is putting together all the items. You can tell he's done this for a long time! :) Nikko