Sukha Bhel

Sukha bhel / dry bhel is one of those quick snack foods that’s super convenient and a great way to enjoy chaat in a non-messy way as it’s not drenched in chutney yet has all the taste of the regular bhel puri. 

How to make Sukha Bhel


Sukha bhel is a Bhel chaat that you can get at chaat stands. Bhel puri is drizzled with green coriander chutney and tamarind date chutney which makes it delicious and mouth watering but due to the liquids added it has to be eaten asap else it can become soggy. Enter Sukha Bhel, it had all the masalas, onions, tomatoes and more minus the chutneys.

Sukha means dry, this sukha/dry bhel recipe is an easy grab and goes chaat and perfect for mid-day hunger pangs or an easy chai snack. 

Sukha Bhel


  • You get bags of plain mamra and bags of bhel mix which is pre mixed mamra and puris, if you use the premix, salt is already added and there’s no need to add additional salt to your chaat.
  • If using plain mamra make your own mix by combining 3 cups mamra / puffed rice, 3 tablespoon plain sev, 8 roughly broken puris, and 1 teaspoon salt. 
  • Use whatever fruit is in season. I used pomegranate for its juicy tart crunch but you could mix in bite sized apple or pear pieces.

How to make Sukha Bhel Sukha Bhel

Sukha Bhel
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Sukha Bhel is a tasty chaat made with puffed rice, papdi, crunchy vegetables, and spices.
Serves: 4
  • 3 cups mamra bhel mix with sev
  • ½ teaspoon haldi / turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon lal mirch / red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ¼ cup raw onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup tomato, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon pomegranate arils
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup plain sev
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the mamra sev mix, the turmeric powder, red chili powder, chaat masala and toss.
  2. Add in fresh cilantro, onions, tomatoes, pomegranate, and mix well.
  3. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over bhel mix and too with extra sev.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!
If using plain mamra make your own bhel mix by combining 3 cups mamra / puffed rice, 3 tablespoon plain sev, 8 roughly broken puris, and 1 teaspoon salt.



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