Friday, November 20, 2015

Cereals-Oats Bhel

                Tease your taste buds with this chatpata, tangy, tuneful and an absolute flavorful  fusion dish. "Cereals-Oats Bhel"!!!

          "Bhel" is one of those words that instantly evokes childhood and adolescence for many of us. Growing up, we didn't have a huge amount of entertainment that kids today have. An outing basically involved us heading to beach with whole family and a sizable chunk of neighborhood in tow. After too much fun, as a special treat, we would be treated to "Bhel" from nearby vendor's cart. We would look on, awestruck, as the vendor quickly chucked puffed rice, papdi, sev into a big open pan. He would then toss in a handful of diced onions, some spicy chickpeas and some cilantro into the mix. Then splatter on some chutneys, whisk it all together and ladle it into newspaper cones, then pass it on to our eager hands... Hummmm, yummy!!!!
     And oh!!! The explosion of flavors and textures that greeted our first bite. But time is being changed. But still I am pretty sure almost everyone would love to eat "Bhel".  And for that reason today I am going to share an awesome variation of "Bhel". It's "Cereal-Oats Bhel"... This Bhel made with medley of breakfast cereals. So this is healthy version of Bhel too. Of course it is again a fusion recipe and weekend-special because it's rapid recipe with lots of sweet, salty, spicy, tangy, crispy, chewy, soft.....tastes. Nothing became close to savouring "Bhel" as kids or as teenager or as grown up or as oldies:)
2 tbls Cilantro green chutney
2 tbls dates-Tamarind sweet chutney
1 tbls Garlic and red chili chutney(optional)
3/4 cup Mix of chopped onions, pomegranates, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro and boiled and chopped potatoes.
Chaat masala to sprinkle on Bhel
* Take a big mixing bowl.
* Add mix of chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, potatoes and pomegranates.
* Add all three chutneys according to your taste.
* Toss all together very well.
* Sprinkle some chaat masala on it.

* Serve it immediately and enjoy the fabulous version of Bhel.
* You may use just combinations of any cereals with out making chivda.(direct from box)
* Always add or subtract any topping of your choice.
* Adjust all chutneys according to your taste.
* Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish more 'yummy'.

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Have a delicious weekend ahead!
Happy Cooking!


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