This is a healthy twist to the chatpata bhel sold by road side vendors in India. This is the recipe for all those diet, health conscious people to satisfy their craving for fast food with this healthy dish.
This is a high energy, healthy dish that can be eaten as a starter, as a chaat. A spicy, tangy Indian quick snack for the evening or for lunch. Sprouts used in this recipe are high in energy.
You can use puffed rice like in any chaat or use wheat flakes if you want to make it healthy.
½ cup diced cucumber
½ cup black grapes
½ cup green grapes
½ cup sprouted green gram
½ cup puffed rice/wheat flakes
½ cup apple dices
½ cup carrot dices
1/4 cup tomato dices
2 tablespoons of tamarind paste/lemon juice
2 tablespoons of mint, corrainder chutney
2 tablespoons of chaat masala
salt to taste
How to have sprouted green gram:
Soak green gram in water for 5-6 hours. Drain the water and hang in a wet cloth for 2-3 days. You'll have nice sprouted green gram.
Soak 2 tablespoons of tamarind in water for 20-30 minutes. Blend in a blender with very, very little water to form a smooth paste. Add jaggery if you like while grinding.
Mint corainder chutney:
Grind 1/4 cup mint leaves and 1/4 cup corainder leaves with 2 green chillies and salt with very, very little water to form a smooth paste.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve.
Serve just the bhel or serve it with nachos or papad.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Tags: Sprouts, Bhel, Chaats, Healthy chaats, Starters, healthy dish, chatpata, indian fast food, green gram, puffed rice