How to make Bhel Puri | Bhel Puri for Kids - Cooking with Kids!

>>  Monday, April 26, 2010

I was frequently asked if I make Bhelpuri at home or if Bhel puri is healthy for kids etc. I used to reply back saying yes, I have been making Bhel puri at home since my college days and it never was a tough nut to crack. It's only since blogging that I haven't actually made it. Come to think of it, I haven't made any of the chat items that used to frequent our dining table.

Konda loves bhel puri and would never say no to the stop wala bhel. But I always hesitate to give her. Alternative to that was Amma making it for it. Konda never used to believe that I could make it too. Well I thought maybe this summer I will finally make it for it. Having such sessions in mind, I was looking for recipes that a soon to be 9 year old can make herself.

When I announced the Kids Delight on Cooking with the Kids, I knew the first recipe that I wanted my daughter to make. I recently came across a recipe that was very simple, not involving the chutneys and all those elaborate process, yet very tasty. I immediately knew this recipe was for konda.

Konda has been enjoying her holidays with her friend K since her vacation started. Both the girls have been entertained by K's mom, who has been wonderful enough to occupy the girls with daily assignments of arts and drawing. Konda has been literally busy since her holidays started. I thought it was only fair that I do my small part in entertaining the girls and found that this cooking session was the best option.

I got all the things ready and told both of them about this session the previous day itself. Konda was so excited because I never allow her to do anything when I am cooking.

Konda was after me, asking when we were going to start. I said it was going to be in the evening. She was so restless and got her friend on dot.

I found a ready mixed Bhel mixture, which had the poha, sev, namkeen, friend ground nuts etc.

I decided to add boiled potatoes, tomato, onions, raw mango, carrots, boiled peanuts, coriander leaves, extra serving of Sev.

I pressure cooked potatoes. had all the vegetables ready. Once the potatoes were cooled, both Konda and K peeled the skin and chopped it fine.

Then came the carrot and raw mango grating. I chopped the onions and tomatoes finely and had the peanuts boiled too.

Out came the big bowl for each of them. The bhel and the sev were transferred to a bowl.

The girls took a ladleful of bhel mix, add a spoon of all the vegetables and shiftily mixed with spoon for a even mixing.

Transferred to a plate, garnished it with boiled peanuts, extra sev and coriander leaves.

Just as I remember, the taste was too good. I hardly missed the sweet or spicy chutney.

We were just in time to get this ready for the boys to come back from school. They all had a gala time snacking on the Bhel and sipping on the drink! I was glad that I finally was able to make Konda make something along with me and one which she loved making it with her friend. She was so happy telling her Tatha that she made it all by herself!

For the drink, I made a Chocolate Bourn vita Drink, which will be featured in Beyond Curries.

Best part was my parents liking this so much. They said this was really so good, so much better than the one made so spicy with chutneys.

Have you made any such interesting dishes with kids, do share them with me!


harini-jaya April 26, 2010 at 10:52 PM  

gr8 idea ...making it fun for kids!!

Ann April 26, 2010 at 10:56 PM  

OMG! it brings back my good ol memories.. I love this snack. Pictures are too good.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal April 26, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

Srivalli, beautiful presentation and pictures. Looks super delicious. I love bhel poori and my son just likes the dry version, not the one with chutneys etc.

Smitha April 26, 2010 at 11:25 PM  

Fun way to involve kids!! and a tasty recipe too...

Happy Cook April 26, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Wow she is really showingintrest in the kitchen isn't she. Shyama helps me when i bake cupcakes or for decorating, that is it.
Bhel puri looks so so yumm.
Pity we don't get the reamy made packets here, otherwise i would have also made this.

Priya April 27, 2010 at 12:54 AM  

Seems they enjoyed making this, tempting and mouthwatering bhel puri..kudos to those kids..

Madhu April 27, 2010 at 2:21 AM  

looks very delicious, glad kids enjoyed making them.

s April 27, 2010 at 6:39 AM  

awwww..what fun to cook with momma!

shaliniv April 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

simply yummmmmm can i have sm plsssssss..

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Meera April 27, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

My daughter and I baked something for this event over the weekend. I will post it soon. Bhel puri looks delish!

shifa firoz April 27, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

yumm yummm my daughter is a big fan of chaats! :)

Mriganayani April 27, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Little girls do love to cook with their mommas! And you made it so much fun for them.

If it was me there, I would have just eaten that bowl of boiled peanuts. Love them to death!

Bhagi April 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

Made it today for my son and he loved it and so did we. It was delicious and didn't miss the chutneys at all. Thanks for a wonderful recipe Srivalli.

baby crib April 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

They are probably going to love it! I am going to let them be involved with the cooking.

PriyaVaasu August 23, 2012 at 7:34 PM  

Bhelpuri is my fav chat!!!! Good a new post in BC after a long long time!!!

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