Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sev Puri


Sev Puri is again one of the favourites at my home. When we were in Mumbai such street food was easily accessible, but not anymore:( So the best option is to make on your own, at home:)

I remember even back home we used to think a hundred times before eating at a roadside 'thela'..You know the hygiene part and all. So I started making 'healthy' street food at home!!

And making Sev puri is not difficult at all.

What I do is, I bring the puris and the sev readymade from the indian grocery store and make the chutneys at home...so you see it becomes quite simple!

For making sev puris you will need-

Puris
Sev
Onions, finely chopped
Tomatoes, finely chopped
Raw mango, finely chopped
Potatoes, boiled and chopped coarsely
Peanuts and fried chana dal(ready made from the store, again)
Cilantro for garnishing.
Salt and Chaat masala powder.
Sweet chutney
Green chutney

How to proceed-
To make the sweet chutney I use -
100 gms Dates
1 tbsp Tamarind
1 tbsp jaggery
Salt
Red chilly pwdr
Jeera pwdr
Water.
First of all if the dates are not seedless then deseed them.Soak the tamarind in water for around 1/2 an hour and then extract the juice or you can also use tamarind pulp that is readily available in the market.
Boil the dates and jaggery in little water for around 5 mins or till they are soft.
Cool them and add the tamarind juice and blend them in a mixie.
Then add salt, red chilly pwdr and jeera pwdr to this.
Add water if it is too thick for the desired consistency.

For making the Green chutney-
I blend together -
Cilantro
Ginger
Garlic
Lot of hot green chillies
Salt
Lime juice.

Now for the assembly-

Place the puris on a plate.
Place the potatoes on them next.
Then comes the chopped onions and tomatoes.
Then drizzle with the sweet and green chutneys.
Top up with generous amounts of sev and cilantro.
And scatter Raw mango, peanuts and chana dal on top.
Finally sprinkle salt and chaat masala pwdr and you can't wait to pop them in your mouth, I bet!

11 comments:

DEEPA said...

Still remmember those days at VT mumbai where you get all these sev puri's at the station .Wow!!mouth watering

archana said...

My favorite chaat item.I feel like reaching out to the plate and finishing it off :D

Suganya said...

Sev puri has everything for every one. Crunchy save, tangy sauce, potatoes.. what else can u ask for...

Jyothi said...

Hi Neelam, even this is my all time favourite snack. After seeing yours, remembering some lovely memories. Looks great and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Srivalli said...

lovely sev puri...makes us want to eat it right off the plate...

srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Jyothsna said...

My favourite chaat!!

Asha said...

Neelam,you are killing me girl!:D
I love Sev Puri,as soon as I get some Bhujia,I make this Chaat.Looks yum! Thanks for making drool!:)

Sharmi said...

you are a great fan of chaats isn't it? and you are making me crave for some. Yummy pics.

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks yummy. I want one plate please.

Neelam said...

Ya Deepa I too remember the good old days in mumbai and all the street food!

HaHaHa Thanks Archana...I wish we could eat right frm the picture!

You r right Suganya.

Thank You Jyothi, it brings back memories of mumbai to me too.

HaHaHa...Sri...pleasetry some!

Mine too Jyothsna

Thanks Asha..

Sharmi..ya we just love chaats!

HeHeHe..please take some..Suma!!

Kajal said...

You decide to give mouth watering dish one by one my dear....here I feel not good if you don’t send it.:)