BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 13
Theme of Week 3: Vegetables in Snacks
Dish: Mixed Vegetable Bhelpuri
Today I have a very colorful, veggie packed snack that is spicy, tangy and absolutely delicious. It’s this Mixed Vegetable Bhelpuri. Recipe idea is from a Telugu cooking show.
Bhelpuri is a popular street food/ chaat from Mumbai that is made with puffed rice, sev, boiled potatoes, onions, sweet chutney and mint chutney. It is sweet, tangy, salty and spicy — all at the same time. It is crunchy and crispy from the sev, papdi and puffed rice. It is a very tasty snack indeed.
This version has the same flavors and textures of the traditional version but is jazzed up with colorful veggies like corn, cucumber, tomatoes, peas etc. The sweet corn we get here tastes great as is, without boiling, but boil the corn if the corn is a little tough.
Other than boiling corn and peas, prepping the sweet and green chutnies, there is not much cooking involved in this dish. I made the sauces the day before to make it easier on the day I was making this bhelpuri. It is really tasty and I ate the whole bowl for lunch 🙂
Puffed rice gets very soggy very quickly. So get everything ready but mix them with the puffed rice just a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle some thin sev on top and crushed papdis and Enjoy!!