Bhel puri

4
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp of natural yoghurt
  • caster sugar, to taste
  • 100g of bhel mix, available from Indian grocers
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 green mango, finely diced
  • 4 pinches of chaat masala
  • 80g of sev, available from Indian grocers
  • 1 handful of coriander, small

Tamarind chutney

  • 250g of tamarind paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 Indian bay leaf
  • 150ml of water
  • 1 tbsp of Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 4 dates, or 2 tbsp date purée
  • 100g of caster sugar

Coriander chutney

  • 250g of coriander
  • 100ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 knob of ginger, small
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 green chilli
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • caster sugar, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste

Method

1
Begin by making the chutneys, as these can be done in advance. You’ll probably have some leftover of both, but they both freeze well and can be kept in the fridge for 1 week
2
For the tamarind chutney, place all the ingredients in a heavy-based saucepan and cook over a low heat for around 1 hour, or until well blended and thick, then set aside to cool. If using fresh dates, you may need to blitz the chutney in a blender or food processor to help them break down. Cover and keep in the fridge until needed
  • 250g of tamarind paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 Indian bay leaf
  • 150ml of water
  • 1 tbsp of Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 4 dates, or 2 tbsp date purée
  • 100g of caster sugar
3
For the coriander chutney, place the coriander, oil, ginger, garlic and chilli in a food processor and blitz to a paste. Loosen with the lemon juice and season to taste with sugar and salt. Cover and keep in the fridge until needed
  • 250g of coriander
  • 100ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 knob of ginger, small
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 green chilli
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • caster sugar, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
4
Beat the yoghurt in a bowl and sweeten to taste with sugar, then set aside
  • 4 tbsp of natural yoghurt
  • caster sugar, to taste
5
In a separate bowl, combine the bhel mix, onion and mango, then dress with 4 tablespoons of coriander chutney and the chaat masala. Stir to combine
  • 100g of bhel mix, available from Indian grocers
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 green mango, finely diced
  • 4 pinches of chaat masala
6
Spoon the mixture onto 4 serving plates, then generously spoon over the sweetened yoghurt and a tablespoon of date chutney onto each plate, leaving some yoghurt visible. Sprinkle over the sev and top with the coriander. Serve immediately as it will become soggy quite quickly
  • 80g of sev, available from Indian grocers
  • 1 handful of coriander, small