A lip smacking, savoury oats snack that will leave you asking for more! This healthy version of Bhel Puri will definitely make you want to eat more oats.
WHAT IS BHEL PURI?
Bhel Puri is a very famous Indian street food snack, that is made from puffed rice, finely chopped vegetables, chilli and tamarind sauce and topped with sev(crispy tiny pieces of fried noodles made with gram flour). It is sweet, spicy and tangy, all at the same time.
This version is made with oats instead of puffed rice. To make it slightly healthier, I cut out the sev and added masala peanuts for some crunch. It is incredibly easy to make and can be whipped within minutes.
Begin by toasting oats. Make sure to stir continuously to ensure everything is equally browned. This may take around 3 – 4 minutes. Once done, immediately transfer it to a bowl and let it cool.
Once cooled, add in carrots, onion, cucumber and coriander. For a tangy flavour, I added dry mango powder. If you do not find it, add Chaat Masala or squeeze in some lime/ lemon juice. It works equally well. To give it a little sweet note, I added one of my favourites sauces, Tamarind and Date Chutney. This chutney is what makes this snack so amazing. It adds an incredibly flavour and elevates the dish to a whole new level. Season with some salt and red chilli powder to add some heat (Optional).
I think this is such a fantastic way to eat oats. You get your daily dose of fiber, nutrients and also it’s diet friendly. This not only a great snack, but also as a meal. Treat it just like any other salad and eat for your lunch or dinner. This make a wonderful meal for a diet plan.
Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Happy Cooking! 🙂
Total : 15 Mins
Prep : 10 Mins
- Quick Oats – 1 Cup
- Finely chopped onion – 2 Tbsp
- Finely grated carrot – ¼ Cup
- Finely diced cucumber – ¼ Cup
- Chopped coriander – 2 Tbsp + 1 tbsp for garnish
- Dry mango powder – 1 Tsp (Alternative : Chaat Masala or Lime/lemon juice)
- Salt – to taste
- Red chilli powder – ¼ Tsp (Optional)
- Tamarind date chuntey – 1½ Tsp
- Masala Peanuts – 2 tbsp
- In a skillet, toast oats on high for about 3 – 4 minutes or until they turn light brown. Cool and transfer into a bowl.
- Into the same bowl, add in the rest of the ingredients and toss.
- To serve, garnish with peanuts and coriander.