Quick and healthy bhelpuri recipe for kids
Children love street food like bhelpuri, but there’s no guarantee when it comes to the quality of ingredients used for chaats sold on the streets. A healthier alternative is to prepare bhelpuri at home. This healthy bhelpuri recipe is quick and simple to make. Its’ so easy that you can make it every week and it’s so tasty that your kids will be happy be eat a bowl full of it. This bhelpuri recipe for kids calls for simple ingredients that you are sure to have at home and combines them to create tangy flavours with just a hint of spice. When you try this recipe, make a little extra chutney and keep it in the fridge for the next time you want to make a quick snack. It’s the perfect recipe for a light and healthy snack for kids.
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Tips on how to make bhelpuri for kids:
- To keep the potatoes from getting soggy, cook them in the microwave or place them on a trivet while using a pressure cooker.
- Roast the puffed rice on a low flame to keep it crunchy. Allow it to cool before adding the rest of the ingredients.
- To make it healthier, add some roasted peanuts or chana to this bhelpuri recipe.
- Make sure the consistency of the chutney is thick and not very runny. When adding the chutney to bhelpuri, add little by little to balance the flavours.
Health benefits of bhelpuri for kids
- Light yet filling snack
- Low-fat recipe
- Potatoes and puffed rice supply carbohydrates for energy
Nutrition Information per serve
Boil and chop 2 tbsp potato.
For the chutney
In a mixie, add soaked dates, 1 tbsp jaggery, 1 tbsp tamarind, 1/4th tsp salt, 1 tbsp chopped pudina, 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/8th tsp hing, 1 tbsp chopped garlic, 1 red chilly and water as required.
Blend it into a fine paste and keep it aside.
For the Bhelpuri
In a vessel, add 2 tbsp chopped boiled potato, 1 tbsp chopped onion, 1 tbsp chopped tomato.
Add 2 tbsp of the prepared chutney.
Mix it well.
Add 1 cup puffed rice, 1 tbsp sev and mix it well.
Add 5 crushed papdi and 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves.
Mix all these well.
Serve it immediately.
Can bhelpuri be made in advance?
Bhelpuri tastes best immediately after all the ingredients have been mixed. It cannot be stored as it will get soggy. However, you can get all the individual components ready in advance and mix them together just before serving it.
What else can you add to this bhelpuri recipe for kids?
You can also add grated carrots, raw mangoes and beetroots or chopped cucumber to make the bhelpuri healthier.
How can you make this bhelpuri recipe less spicy?
To lower the spice quotient of this dish, reduce the amount of chilli and pudina used.
Can bhelpuri be made without garlic and onions?
You can make this bhelpuri recipe without garlic. The onions too can be omitted but it will impact the flavour of the bhelpuri.
Can bhelpuri be packed in a kid’s tiffin box?
To make bhelpuri as a tiffin snack, pack the chopped vegetables, puffed rice and sev and chutney separately. Ask your child to mix everything together just before eating.
How can bhelpuri be made more nutritious?
You can add grated veggies, sprouts and nuts to make bhelpuri more nutritious.
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