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Bombay Style Sukha Bhel (Dry Bhel Puri)

Bombay Style Sukha Bhel (Dry Bhel Puri)

Extremely quick, easy and loaded with flavours – this sukha bhel (dry bhel puri) is a crowd favourite. This can be served as a quick evening snack or even in your house parties with some cool beverages or simply chai. Instead of serving namkeen, next time you can try this popular delicasy and win everyone’s heart.

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What is Bhel Puri?

Bhel Puri is a popular Indian street food, often served as a savoury evening snack and even made in festive occasions. You will find it in every corner of Mumbai (earlier Bombay), mostly in Juhu and Chowpatty. It is a chaat. The main ingredient for it is puffed rice (murmure or mamra). And a lot of different spices, chutneys, and other ingredients are added to it to enhance its flavours. It is a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy and very spicy and chilli.

The texture of bhel puri is cripy because of puffed rice and crunchy because of onions, peanuts, bhujiya, etc. It gets slightly soft and moist because of tomatoes, potato and different chutneys added to it. That’s why it is not supposed to be stored because that will make it moist and soggy and it will ruin your experience.

What is Bombay Style Sukha Bhel (Dry Bhel)?

Sukha Bhel is one kind of Bhel Puri itself. It is called sukha or dry bhel because we do not add liquid chutneys in it. But it gets its flavours from a dry chutney which is prepared with coriander, mint, lemon juice, garlic, etc. We do not add any ingredient that may make it very moist and soggy like tomatoes and tamaring chutney. Although, we do add onion, boiled potato, and dry coriander-mint chutney but they remain crispy for a little bit longer than regular bhel puri and even tastes good when they are slightly soft. That makes it a perfect snack to serve to your guests in your house party.

It is very popular in Maharashtra and even served as a quick morning breakfast there. It is good for those people who are always rushing. They can simply grab a packet of sukha bhel and enjoy it on the go.

What are the components of Bhel Puri?

Following ingredients are added in Bhel Puri:

  1. Puffed Rice – Make sure it is stale or soft. It should be crispy.
  2. Vegetables – Onion, Tomato, Boiled Potatoes, Lemon Juice, and Green Chilli.
  3. Chutneys – Tamaring Jaggery Chutney, and Coriander Mint Chutney.
  4. Spices – Chaat Masala, Red Chilli Powder, Roasted Cumin Seeds, Salt.
  5. Garnish – Pomegranate Seeds, Coriander Leaves, Peanuts, Bhujiya, Papdi.

What to do if the puffed rice gets stale or soft?

The puffed rice for bhel puri should be crispy. But if they are stale or moist, make sure to dry roast them in a pan until they turn crispy again.

Is this recipe vegan?

Yes because all the ingredients used in this recipe are plant-based and vegan. I am sure that all my vegan friends are going to enjoy it a lot. So, do give it a try.

Can we store this recipe?

You can store puffed rice in an air-tight container for a few weeks. You can even refrigerate the prepared chutney in an air-tight container. It can also last for around 7 to 10 days. But I would not recommend storing the prepared bhel puri because this is something that needs to be enjoyed when prepared. Otherwise it gets soft and soggy.

More recipes to try

  1. Baked Pani Puri
  2. Moong Dal Falafel
  3. Hara Bhara Kebab
  4. Baked Potato Cheese Balls

Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this quick, easy, and flavorful sukha bhel at home. I am sure you and your family will enjoy it. Try this delicious Indian vegetarian/vegan snack and be ready to grab all the appreciations coming your way.

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Happy Cooking 🙂



Bombay Style Sukha Bhel (Dry Bhel Puri)

Spicy. Tangy. Flavourful.

Enjoy it over your evening snack or serve it to your guests - this sukha bhel has always been a crowd favorite. One Indian street food which is extremely easy and quick to prepare and it tingles all your taste buds.



15 min

Prep Time

2 min

Cook Time

17 min

Total Time


Coriander Chutney

Sukha Bhel


Coriander Chutney
  1. Add all the ingredients in a mortar-pestle and crush into a coarse mixture. It is ready. 
Sukha Bhel
  1. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Serve right away and enjoy. 

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