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World Pulses Day: A healthy twist to bhel puri

Team StoryWeavers|February 10, 2022, 14:22 IST|

Hello, budding chefs!

Welcome back to another episode of Cook with Alessandro! I hope you enjoyed making delicious milkshakes, sandwiches and cookies with the help of my recipes. Today being World Pulses Day, we are going to make a tasty and healthy version of bhel puri,  with mixed pulses. 

This is a really nutritious, protein-rich snack that you can make with just what you have at home. But remember, you MUST take the help of an adult! Some preparations involve heat and sharp knives, so you need an adult’s help for those steps.

Here goes the recipe: 

Ingredients

  • Green gram (steamed and cooked) –  ¼ cup 
  • Kidney bean (steamed and cooked)  – ¼ cup
  • Black eyed beans (steamed and cooked)  – ¼ cup
  • Peanuts (roasted) – ¼ cup
  • Puffed rice – 2-3 cups
  • Finely chopped onions – ½ cup
  • Finely chopped tomatoes – ½ cup
  • Sweet chutney – ½ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Chaat masala – 1 tablespoon
  • Garam Masala (if needed)
  • Salt to taste

Some mixed sprouts

Nutritional benefits

Before we learn how to make the snack, let us take a look at the health benefits! The pulses that we use in the bhel puri are rich in nutrients and minerals like:

  • Protein
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Vitamins
  • Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc

These nutrients help you digest your food better and make your body function faster.

Instructions

Are you armed with your little chef hats, aprons, cups and spoons?

Ready with all the ingredients too?

Do you have an adult next to you?

Awesome! Let’s begin! 

You need an adult’s help to make the pulses bhel

  • Ensure that the adult boils and steams the pulses before you begin cooking
  • Ensure that the adult chops tomatoes and onions into fine bits before you begin cooking
  • Once the vegetables and the sprouts are ready to be cooked, take a large bowl and first put the cooked sprouts
  • Next, add the puffed rice on top of the sprouts
  • Add roasted peanuts
  • Add the chaat masala 
  • Later, add the chopped onions and tomatoes
  • Add sweet chutney (Important: Add just the right amount of chutney so that it is neither too dry, nor too soggy)
  • Add very little lemon juice to make it tastier!
  • Add salt as per taste
  • Mix it all together… Mix, mix, mix well 🙂

And there you have it! Tasty, easy-to-make and really nutritious bhel puri,  all ready to be gobbled up!

You can add other ingredients to make it extra tasty!

Do prepare this snack and let us know how yummy it was! Also, do share more snack ideas with us in the comments.

About the Author


Aparna is a mom, singer and dreamer. At BYJU\'S, she writes stories about learning for children. She believes in the power of music, especially ghazal, the magic of the universe and happy learners. When not writing or singing, you will find her intensely engaged in conversations about life and the power of words.

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