Sukha Bhel

 An easy and simple extended or dry version of the popular Mumbai street food bhel recipe. Bhel is a common street food snack which is typically served as an evening snack or appetizer with a cup of tea or coffee. It is generally made with toppings of wet ingredients or chaat chutney sauces, but this is a dry version of the same recipe.


for bhel:

  • ▢2 tsp oil
  • ▢2 tbsp peanuts
  • ▢2 tbsp roasted chana dal
  • ▢few curry leaves
  • ▢¼ tsp turmeric
  • ▢¼ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ▢¼ tsp salt
  • ▢2 cup puffed rice / murmura / churmuri

for sukha chutney:

  • ▢handful coriander leaves
  • ▢1 chilli
  • ▢2 tbsp roasted chana dal

for chaat:

  • ▢4 papdi
  • ▢2 tbsp onions (finely chopped)
  • ▢2 tbsp tomato (finely chopped)
  • ▢½ potato / aloo (boiled & cubed)
  • ▢½ tsp chaat masala
  • ▢2 tbsp sev


  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tsp oil and roast 2 tbsp peanuts until it turns crunchy.
  • now roast 2 tbsp putani until it turns crunchy.
  • keeping the flame on low, add few curry leaves¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp chilli powder and ¼ tsp salt.
  • saute until curry leaves turn crisp.
  • further, add 2 cup puffed rice and mix well.
  • mix until the spices are well combined.
  • transfer masala murmura to a large bowl.
  • break in 4 papdi into small pieces.
  • to prepare sukha chutney, in a dry blender take handful coriander leaves, 1 chilli and 2 tbsp putani.
  • blend to a coarse paste without adding water.
  • transfer the sukha chutney over masala murmura and mix well.
  • also, add 2 tbsp onions, 2 tbsp tomato, ½ potato, ½ tsp chaat masala and 2 tbsp sev.
  • give a quick mix without breaking anything.
  • finally, enjoy sukha bhel garnished with onion, sev and coriander.
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