Mumbai Style Bhel Puri at Home

Eating Healthy Garlic Powder Green Chilli Powder Lemon Powder Red Onion Powder Tamarind Powder

(Updated on March 11, 2023)

Bhel Puri is a classic and highly popular street food snack in Mumbai that people of all ages love and enjoy. It is a lip-smacking chaat item that is simple to prepare and comes together in just a few minutes.

This Bhel Puri Recipe Mumbai-Style is made with a combination of puffed rice, bhujia, fresh vegetables, seasonings, and spicy and savoury chutneys, creating an explosion of flavours and textures in each bite. It is sweet, tangy, sour, spicy, soft, and crunchy, all at the same time, making it a treat you absolutely cannot resist.  

Making this bhel puri at home has never been easier. With Zilli’s Cold Pressed Spices, you also save a lot of time and effort that would have been otherwise spent in peeling, chopping, and preparing your ingredients. 

Learn how to make this easy Mumbai-Style Bhel Puri Recipe with our step-by-step instructions.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Cooking Time: 0 minutes.

Serves: 4 people.

Course: Snack.

Cuisine: Indian.


Pudina Chutney:

Garlic Chutney:

Bhel Ingredients:

How to Make Mumbai-Style Bhel Puri:

Making the Pudina Chutney:

  1. Take a blender jar and add all the ingredients for the pudina chutney, i.e., pudina leaves, coriander leaves, ginger powder, lemon powder, green chillies, salt, and water.
  2. Blend it to a dip-like consistency. Transfer the green pudina chutney to a bowl and keep it aside.

Making the Garlic Chutney:

  1. In the blender jar, add the Garlic Powder, Tamarind Powder, Lemon Powder, green chillies, salt, and water.
  2. Blend to a thick and smooth consistency. Transfer the garlic chutney to a bowl and set aside.

Assembling the Bombay Bhel Puri: 

  1. Take a large mixing bowl. Add puffed rice, bhujia (or sev), crushed papdi, red onion powder, and chopped potatoes.
  2. Pour the Khatti Meethi Chutney.
  3. Drizzle ½ cup Pudina Chutney and 2 tsp Garlic Chutney over the bhel.
  4. Add the lemon powder, black salt, and chopped coriander.
  5. Mix everything quickly till nicely combined.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl and top it with chopped coriander, papad, and bhujia.

Your Mumbai Bhel Puri is ready to be enjoyed! Serve immediately!

Tips and Variations for Bombay Style Bhel Recipe:

Keep all the ingredients and chutneys ready before you start assembling the bhel puri.

Mix everything right before serving. Consume immediately, or it will become soggy and clumpy.

You can adjust the quantity of chutneys based on your preference.

The puffed rice should be crispy. Dry roast it on a pan for a few minutes on low heat if it is not crispy.

You can mix roasted peanuts, green peas, chickpeas, or boondi in your Bombay-style bhel for added crunch.

Variations for Mumbai Bhel Puri:

  • Toppings: You can add a variety of toppings to your bhel puri. Make it extra flavourful by adding chopped apple or pear, pomegranates, sweet corn, cucumber, raw mangoes, grated carrots, or beetroot.
  • Dry Bhel: Skip the chutneys or add very little quantity to make a dry version of the authentic Bombay bhel puri recipe.
  • Jain Bhel Puri: Skip the potatoes, ginger powder, garlic powder, and onion powder from the recipe. Use alternatives like red chilli powder, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
  • Gluten-Free Bhel Puri: Skip the papdi and papad to make your bhel gluten-free.
  • Dahi Bhel Puri: Top your bhel with whisked dahi, red chilli powder, and chaat masala to make dahi bhel puri.
  • Cheese Bhel Puri: Add grated cheese to the bhel at the end to make delicious and gooey cheese bhel puri. 
  • Jhal Muri: Jhal Muri is the Bengali version of the Bhel Puri. Learn how to make it at home with our 5-minute Jhal Muri Recipe.

Serving Ideas: 

Serve the Bombay Bhel Puri immediately after assembling.

Enjoy it with your evening chai or a glass of juice or smoothie.

You can serve the bhel in bowls or ramekins topped with chutneys. 

For an authentic bhel puri experience, you can also serve it in paper cones, just like street vendors.

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