Bhelpuri

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Bhelpuri is a savoury snack, originating from the Indian subcontinent, and is also a type of chaat.wikipedia
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Bhelpuri is a savoury snack, originating from the Indian subcontinent, and is also a type of chaat. According to another theory, bhelpuri was contributed by the city's Gujaratis, who made it by adding complex flavours to the simple North Indian chaat.
The original chaat is a mixture of potato pieces, crisp fried bread dahi vada or dahi bhalla, gram or chickpeas and tangy-salty spices, with sour Indian chili and saunth (dried ginger and tamarind sauce), fresh green coriander leaves and yogurt for garnish, but other popular variants included aloo tikkis or samosa (garnished with onion, coriander, hot spices and a dash of curd), bhel puri, dahi puri, panipuri, dahi vada, papri chaat, and sev puri.

Girgaum Chowpatty

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Bhel is often identified with the beaches of Mumbai, such as Chowpatty or Juhu.
One can find several bhelpuri, panipuri, ragda patties and pav bhaji vendors on the beach.

Juhu

Juhu BeachJuhu, MumbaiMumbai
Bhel is often identified with the beaches of Mumbai, such as Chowpatty or Juhu.
The food court at its main entrance is famous for its 'Mumbai style' street food, notably bhelpuri, pani puri and sevpuri.

List of snack foods from the Indian subcontinent

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Dry bhel is made from bhadang, a spicy namkeen from Western Maharashtra, and is consumed after garnishing with onions, coriander and lemon juice.

Puffed rice

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It is made of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce. Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, chat masala and chutney and a mixture of other fried snacks as the base of the snack. The Kolkata variant of bhelpuri is called jhalmuri (meaning "spicy puffed rice").
Puffed rice is an ingredient of bhel puri, a popular Indian chaat (snack).

Sev (food)

sevAllo Sev
Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, chat masala and chutney and a mixture of other fried snacks as the base of the snack.
Sev is eaten as a standalone snack as well as a topping on dishes like bhelpuri and sevpuri.

Puri (food)

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It is sometimes served with papri puris, a deep-fried small round and crispy wheat bread.
Rolled puris may be pricked with a fork before deep frying to make flat puris for chaat like bhel puri.

Sev puri

sevpuri
Recently, supermarkets have started stocking ready-to-eat packets of sev puri and similar snacks like bhelpuri.

Dahi (curd)

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Dahi bhel puri - a mixture of bhelpuri, chutney, papdi and dahi (yogurt).
Dahi bhelpuri – variation of Bhelpuri, with dahi on top

Indian subcontinent

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Bhelpuri is a savoury snack, originating from the Indian subcontinent, and is also a type of chaat.

Tamarind

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It is made of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce.

Mumbai

BombayMumbai, IndiaBombay, India
Bhel is often identified with the beaches of Mumbai, such as Chowpatty or Juhu.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station

MumbaiMumbai CSTVictoria Terminus
One theory for its origin is that it was invented at a restaurant called Vithal near Victoria Terminus.

Gujarati people

GujaratiGujaratisGujrati
According to another theory, bhelpuri was contributed by the city's Gujaratis, who made it by adding complex flavours to the simple North Indian chaat.

North India

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According to another theory, bhelpuri was contributed by the city's Gujaratis, who made it by adding complex flavours to the simple North Indian chaat.

Mangaloreans

MangaloreanMangalorean society
Gujarati housewives began making it, and invented several varieties like the pakodi puri, and as it spread many different communities like the Mangaloreans and Sindhis made their own versions.

Sindhis

SindhiSindhi communitySindhi culture
Gujarati housewives began making it, and invented several varieties like the pakodi puri, and as it spread many different communities like the Mangaloreans and Sindhis made their own versions.

Jhalmuri

The Kolkata variant of bhelpuri is called jhalmuri (meaning "spicy puffed rice").

Mangalore

Mangalore cityMangaluruManagalore
A native Mysore variant of bhelpuri is known as churumuri or churmuri in Mangalore.

Gram flour

chickpea flourbesanBengal gram flour
Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, chat masala and chutney and a mixture of other fried snacks as the base of the snack.

Onion

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Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, chat masala and chutney and a mixture of other fried snacks as the base of the snack.

Chaat masala

chat masalafruit chaat
Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, chat masala and chutney and a mixture of other fried snacks as the base of the snack.

Chutney

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Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, chat masala and chutney and a mixture of other fried snacks as the base of the snack. Dahi bhel puri - a mixture of bhelpuri, chutney, papdi and dahi (yogurt).