21 January, 2019
Barley Bhelpuri|How to make Bhelpuri Chaat with Barley
Barley Bhelpuri is a twist to our regular bhel puri the popular Indian street food.
Today is Monday and for most people, it is chasing away of the Monday Morning Blues but for me, at Foodie Monday
Why well the theme for us this week Seema of Mildly Indian has suggested #179foodmagbest. Seema has some amazing recipes on her blog and though I am yet to try some more the recent one I tried was Icecream Loaf. It is amazing. Do try it girls.
Though I voted for it and dream of taking some mind-blowing pictures the ground reality is I suck. Anyway, here I am giving it my best shot with this delicious Barley Bhelpuri Chaat.
Bhelpuri, Bhel, Bhel Poori is a delicious street food much appreciated by old and young. Bhel is made using puffed rice, sev, onions, tomatoes and tangy tamarind and green chutney. Lip-smackingly delicious!
But this bhel is made out of barley, a delicious and yummy snack that is quite addictive.
Barley is a new entrant in my kitchen. The only time I had heard about barley as a kid was when someone was sick. Even now my friends believe that barley is consumed for some infections that too only the water.
So when I was in Vasco we went to a restaurant called Chi:noa,( do try it their menu is great) and as I went through the menu I saw this barley bhel.
I had to have it… will you not ? And fell in love with the grain.
Barley has a delicious taste and lovely and nutty flavour and look and taste quite a bit like rice albeit a bit too big.
As always I did not want to throw out the water in which I had boiled the barley and hence I made this delicious Barley lemon water. With the boiled barley I made this delicious bhel. That I copied from here.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- ¾ cup barley boiled and drained
- 2-3 onion chopped fine
- 2 tomatos chopped fine
- 1 tomato cut in half and then sliced thin
- 1 potato boiled diced small
- 1 chilli green chopped
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 2 tbsp sev fine
- 2 tbsp imli chutney
- 1/2 tbsp coriander mint chutney
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- A few springs coriander chopped
- Salt to taste
- Add the boiled barley to a mixing bowl. Let it cool fully.
- Mix the onions, tomatoes, potato, the chutneys, chilli, chilli powder, chaat masala, salt and mix well with the barley.
- Transfer to a plate and sprinkle sev, coriander leaves.
- I arranged the tomato slices and served.
Since I had added zest to my boiling barley my bhel had a lemony zest flavour not appreciated much.