Saturday, January 15, 2005

Bhelpuri

From Wikipedia, "Bhelpuri is a snack synonymous with the beaches of Bombay, Bhelpuri stalls are ubiquitous in the city as well as in the countryside. Popularised by Bollywood films, many city outsiders often yearn to taste this relishing snack."

That's a bit more like it.

"Puffed rice forms the base of the bhel. To this finely cut tomatoes, onions and chillies are added. To this some chutneys are added to give it a sweet or spicy flavour. Sev, a chick-pea based topping is sprinkled and garnished with coriander leaves. It is then served with toasted puris, (a wheat based bread, deep fried). The sour/pungent/sweet taste just dances on your tongue and you are gunning for more! It is customary to wash down the bhelpuri with a serving of panipuri, an even more relishing chat."

I will swap my Pizza McPuff for one.
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