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Bhelpuri (Hindi भेलपूरी, Marathi भेळ) is a type of chaat synonymous with the beaches of Mumbai (Bombay), such as Chowpatty. The snack is available all across India, and may be known by different names - Bhelpuri in Mumbai, Jhaal Muri in Kolkata. The Kolkata version of "Jhaal Muri" (literally "hot puffed rice") is different in that it does not use any tamarind-based chutney in the mix. Ingredients include diced boiled potatoes, chutney dal, coriander powder, grated coconut, and mustard oil; items not utilized in the conventional bhelpuri versions Other types of cuisines available on the beaches of mumbai include pani puri, cham cham, Kachoori, ragda, and pav bhaji. Bhelpuri was originally a Gujarati fast food. It later got merged with Mumbai culture and became synonymous with Mumbai. Bhel puri is best consumed as soon as it is made. If left for a while, the the juices from the tomatoes, chutneys, etc. combine to render the sev and mamra soggy. Much of the fun of eating bhel puri is in the crunchiness. Hindi ( , Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is one of the two official languages of India, the other being English. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... A young man at his chaat stand in Mussoorie, India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... A chutney (British spelling), chatni (Urdu or Hindi transliteration) or catni (archaic transliteration) is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from South Asia. ... Pani Puri Pani Puri is a popular street snack in India. ... Pav bhaji or pao bhaji is a specialty Indian dish with origins in Mumbai and Gujarat. ...

Commonly Used Ingredients

There are much disagreement on what goes into the "orginal" bhel puri, even among chaat experts. But what it actually comes down to is the preferences of the consumers, availability of ingredients, and preferences of the producer. Puffed rice and sev, a fried snack made from besan flour form the base of the snack in almost all versions of it. Other commonly used ingredients include tomatoes, onions and chillies added to the base. Some also include squished potatoes in a spicy onion base, as almost no north Indian food can be made without potato. Many people like to add differentChutneys to give the bhel puri a sweet or spicy flavour. There are two popular chutneys used, a dark purple sweet one made mainly of dates and tamarind, and a green spicy chutney made of coriander leaves. Another variation is to sprinkle the chat with pomegranate seeds or chunks of diced sweet mango. The finshed snack is often garnished with any combination of diced onions, coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, etc. It is then served with toasted puris, (a deep fried wheat bread). The result is a sour/pungent/sweet tasting evening snack that is a treat for the tastebuds. This is called as Mur Mure in India. ... For other uses, see Tomato (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... The chile pepper, chili pepper, or chilli pepper, or simply chile, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... A chutney (British spelling), chatni (Urdu or Hindi transliteration) or catni (archaic transliteration) is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from South Asia. ... Binomial name L. For the color see: Pomegranate (color) The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–8 m tall. ... Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera...

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skthewimp: Bhelpuri Economics (720 words)
For one, you are assured of a higher level of cleanliness in the restaurant.
And this is probably proved by the fact that despite the inconsistency in pricng, the general demand for street bhelpuri is much more than that for restaurant bhelpuri.
This, once again means that if someone wants bhelpuri they would rather go to the street guy than a restaurant.
Bhelpuri (164 words)
Bhelpuri is a small snack can be taken during teatime.
Bhelpuri is a north indian tea time snack which is prepared instantly and served hotly.
Now a days bhelpuri is a famous snack served through out the india very popularly.
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