Tuesday, February 12, 2008


When we were in the college, we celebrated Valentine's Day eating Bhelpuri and Kulfi - every single year! After coming to US, we still do the same. So here are the recipes :-)

Bhel Puri
2 cups Puffed rice/mamra/kurmure/churmure/muri
1/2 cup Nylon sev
5-7 flat puris
1 small red onion, very finely chopped
1 small raw mango, very finely chopped (depending on the availability in the market)
1 lemon
1 boiled potato, peeled, diced
1 tbsp cilantro/coriander leaves, chopped

1 recipe multi-purpose chaat chutney
A generous pinch Chat masala

1. Mix puffed rice, some nylon sev, some crushed puris, onion, raw mango, potatoes.
2. Add chutney/chutneys.
3. Squeeze fresh lemon.
4. Mix well.
5. Garnish with nylon sev, coriander leaves, sprinkles of chaat masala.
6. Serve immediately with 1 or 2 puris on side.

Note -
1. You can make 3 different chutneys instead of one single chutney as mentioned here.
2. Do not make bhel in a huge quantity because the puffed rice will turn mushy. Instead, make it as you are just about to eat.
3. The proportions to make this bhel really depends on one's preference.


With this plate of bhel, kulfi and some music, I am off to Pooja's Valentine's Day celebrations!

Finding the right card for my valentine has always been a challenge. But this time, I am lucky. Found just the right card, which describes us so well! :-)

Happy Valentines' Day!!:-)


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