Sep 8, 2008

Healthy Bhel - popular street food ,but strictly home made

healthy bhel We love chaat and I do make them once in a while on weekends as a evening snack. Bhel is a regular thing at home. I make the bhel quite healthy by adding mungbean sprouts and other raw vegetables. Its generally very filling , quick and easy to make ,healthy and has low calorie content, so good for dieters. So here's how I make.

Ingredients-
Puffed rice- 2 cups
Sev-1cup
Mung bean sprouts- 1cup
Carrots- 1 chopped very fine or grated
Cucumber- 1 chopped very thin
Onion-1 chopped fine.
Tomato- 1chopped fine
potato- 1 boiled and mashed
Coriander chopped fine or garnishing.
Tamarind date chutney-2 tbspn
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder- to your taste
healthy bhelMethod-
For the chutney- I used readypaste this time, but generally I prefer to make it. So heres how I make it- Soak Dates and tamarind in hot water for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the juice. Boil the juice adding jaggery or sugar till it becomes thick. Allow it to cool.
For bhel- Mix all the ingredients together. Serve immediately garnishing with coriander leaves and sev.
Awards-
Priti of Indiankhana has bestowed me with "beautiful site award" and "best blog darts thinker" award. Thankyou Priti. See the picture here.
Vani of illatharasi has also bestowed me with the "A perfect blend of friendship" award.
Thankyou vani.

23 comments:

notyet100 said...

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE,..:-)HOW WAS UR WEEKEND...DID FELT MAGNET WILL POST SOON...

Illatharasi said...

Looks yummy:) thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sireesha said...

Bhel looks mouthwatering......One of my favorite missing it so much here in paris as we don't get murmur here in Paris.

jayasree said...

Bhel looks yummy... Can anyone resist this crunchy,delicious bhel ?

LG said...

thanks for that chutney recipe and Bhel stands out to be our favorite snack too..

SriLekha said...

mmm... yummy

Madhuram said...

I also sprouted mung beans in my bhel Sowmya. It's definitely a healthy meal.

Usha said...

Bhel is my favorite chaat...

Sunshinemom said...

My fave too, esp. when I am tired and need something quick! Picture looks very mouthwatering:)

Laavanya said...

So true.. I make this quite often during summer. Looks yummy Sowmya.

Priya said...

I left some moong beans for sprouting just last night, and your bhel idea looks perfect for them Sowmya :)

Sukanya said...

The Bhel looks very good.

Cham said...

Hmm, u make me hungry at breakfast time :) Lovely bhel

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Bhel1 I can never pass on this one. You have made it healthy so that is a good thing.

Divya said...

Low cal! I am sold!

ANJALI J. said...

I never miss out the chat and street food recipes from the blogroll.. they are so tempting.. ur bhel is indeed a healthy one

Sangeeth said...

congrats on ur awards and the bhel is really healthy....

Madhu said...

Wow.Your blog is so cool..And by the way the bhel is mouthwatering!

Madhu said...

Wow.Your blog is so cool..And by the way the bhel is mouthwatering!

Sagari said...

delecious bhel sowmya

Priti said...

Bhel looks yummy...you are tempting us here...gud idea of adding veggies..Congrats on your awards :)

Bhawana said...

Tempting and delicious bhel Sowmya. You reminded me my bangalore days. I am missing bhel we use to have. Now next weekend will go for sure.. perfect look.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

you bel looks yummy too....nice idea to add green mung too..good one.

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