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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bombay Street Food Special #4 - Sukha Bhel - Light and healthy puffed rice salad

Today I'm going to actually add another post to the Bombay Street Food Special Series I'd started a while ago. I'll bet you thought I was done with that. But I'm not. I will keep adding to that section, because I love street food. Today's recipe, falls under the chaat category and there is a more fully loaded version with a number of chutneys and stuff that I so want to try making at home, I've just never gotten around to it, but this version is a quick and easy treat that you can munch away on in about 5 minutes. It has lovely fresh flavors and it makes for a quick, healthy snack.

It is ideally served with some papdi, which is a small crispy puri. I didn't have any handy and haven't yet tried making them, but soon will. I did the next best thing. I served it with some of my homemade tortilla chips. The street food stalls in Mumbai sell portions of this chaat in paper cones and patrons use the crisp, but sturdy papdi as a spoon.

Sukha Bhel

1 cup puffed rice, murmura
1/2 onion, chopped 
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 green chilly, chopped fine (optional)
1 tsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
A pinch of Salt
A couple of pinches Chaat masala
A squirt of lime juice
1/4 cup sev
1-2 papdi/tortilla chips crushed
1 papdi/tortilla chip whole

Mix the onion, tomato, chilly, salt, lime and chaat masala lightly, in a bowl.

Add the puffed rice, crushed papdi / tortilla chips and sev and toss well. 

Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with a whole papdi / tortilla chip.

This recipe is linked to -
Savory Sunday
My Meatless Mondays
Mangia Mondays
Just Another Meatless Monday
Mouthwatering Mondays
Hearth & Soul


  1. perfect and healthy snack.. looks super delicious :)
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Thanks Hari!

  3. Elsa's Cooking DiaryAugust 16, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Love this recipe! I'm not sure I've ever done anything with puffed rice. I will be saving this recipe to try later though.

  4. Thank you Elsa!

  5. April @ The 21st Century HousewifeAugust 17, 2011 at 4:50 AM

    This sounds really good - I love the contrast in textures between the rice and the tortilla chips, and the spices sound fantastic. Thank you for sharing the recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  6. Thanks April!

  7. I love puffed rice, and this salad looks amazing! 'Healthy' is just a bonus :)

  8. Thanks Lisa!

  9. I can smell the chili's and lime juice from here!! I am going to have to make this today so I can taste it...

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop

  10. Thanks for stopping Jason, enjoy your puffed rice salad!

  11. It is rice dishes, like yours, that make me realize how yummy and versatile rice really is.

    This recipe is being featured on My Meatless Mondays, tomorrow. Come on by and please do bring more recipes.

  12. Thank you Chaya, I'm honored!


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