• on June 7, 2022
Bhelpuri is a savoury snack originating from India, and is also a type of chaat. It is made of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce, and has a crunchy texture.

Bhel is often identified as a ‘beach snack’, strongly associated with the beaches of Mumbai, such as Chowpatty or Juhu..


Sukaina Nasser Mamado
Bhel is often identified as a 'beach snack', strongly associated with the beaches of Mumbai, such as Chowpatty or Juhu..
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course snacks
Cuisine Gujrat, Indian
Servings 3


  • 1/2 kilogram(kg) potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon(tsp) mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon(tsp) garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon(tsp) crushed green chillies or 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 6-8 curry leaves(limbdo)
  • 2 tablespoon(tbsp) oil
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • pinch of turmeric
  • oil for frying
  • Batter: 1 cup gram flour
  • salt to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • red chilli powder


  • Boil the potatoes, peel and mash roughly
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds, and then the curry leaves
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except the potatoes, and fry for a couple of minutes
  • Turn off the heat and thoroughly mix in the potatoes
  • Shape into balls of the desired size
  • Mix the batter ingredients with approximately 3/4 cup water to mike a smooth, slightly runny mixture
  • Dip each potato ball of the mixture in the batter, ensuring an even coating, and deep fry in hot oil to a golden colour
  • Drain onto kitchen paper
  • Serve with red garlic chutney
Keyword bhel, bher
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