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Old 11-06-2006, 05:40 PM   #11
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Thanks for sharing your Bombay mix but I think that I would leave out the hot Chili Powder.

Since the holidays are coming up I am sure that our wonderful chefs will be making it for the holidays.
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:59 AM   #12
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It is a time thing realy. But yes I could make the pretzel's in advance.
I know what you are sayng clive.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:22 AM   #13
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I found this forum whilst searching for a Bombay Mix recipe.
I don't have a potato ricer, but I do have a local shop that sells gram flour sticks of varying size.
What I was looking for was some spices to try (will probably end up going for a classic cumin, coriander seed, chilli and turmeric combo) and how to get the chickpeas and lentils roasted perfectly.
I'll post up a decent recipe once I've gone ahead and figured this out for myself.

All I have to do then is master posk scratchings and crisps and I will have a career in bar snack production sorted.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:47 AM   #14
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Dave's recipe is really good as is, "the King!"
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #15
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Dave's recipe is really good as is, "the King!"
No doubt. I didn't mean to demean it. It just wasn't the recipe I was looking for. I was after something more like the bags of Bombay mix I buy in the corner shops which I wanted to adapt it and make it sing to my own tastebuds.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:04 PM   #16
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Here is another variation of this give it a try if you'd like:

Rice cereal - Plain puffy kind (4 cups)
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 3 tsps
Peanuts - Dry roasted and unsalted (a handful, I am bad at exact measurements)
raisins - golden (a handful)
white sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Handful of curry leaves
1 tsp of black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp of red chili powder
couple pinches of salt (or to taste)
Some citric acid or aamchur (if you can get it, sour mango powder)
2 tsps of oil

In a pan, add the oil. When it's hot add the curry leaves and mustard seeds. Once it all splutters. Reduce it so the oil cools. Next add the spices spices (turmeric, sugar, chili powder, aamchur) and rice puffs. Let it roast/toast for a good 10 minutes (stir is constantly so rice puffs dont burn). Next add the sesame seeds, raisins and peanuts. Stir it all for another minute to combine.

Take it off, cool it completely and then store it in an airtight container. It goes well with a cup of afternoon tea (atleast in India where people still enjoy this custom).

You can also add dried coconut shavings to this. So you would add that in the end with the raisins and the peanuts. It is found in Indian stores and it's called Kopra. It's dried coconut that's super sweet and almost like a candy.

If you are looking for something to consume you can make Bhel. You cannot store it but it's a great snack that once you get hooked on you can't get off. If anyone wants a recipe let me know and I can post it. It needs a good amount of ingredients but it's a street food and one of the most popular ones in India.
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If you are looking for something to consume you can make Bhel. You cannot store it but it's a great snack that once you get hooked on you can't get off. If anyone wants a recipe let me know and I can post it. It needs a good amount of ingredients but it's a street food and one of the most popular ones in India.

Yes please.

That likes some glorious sweet snackage up there, I'll have to get me to the shops this weekend.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:03 PM   #18
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O.K. Here goes the recipe for Bhel Hope you enjoy it as much as we do:

Bhel Mix Pack - Available at Indian stores and I would recommend you buy this the first time you make it

I make it from scratch and if you are adventurous and want to go this route here are the things you will need to get from an Indian store:

Murmura Packet - Looks like rice puffs and are rice puffs but much lighter than the ones used in rice crispy treats
Packet of Fine Sev - Its basically made of Gram flour and is super thin and crunchy, the essence of Bhel
Packet of flat puris - Puris are like little fried crackers. They are disc shaped and extremely crunchy

To make your own Bhel mix you will use these ingredients together (4 parts rice puffs to 2 parts of sev and a cup of puris crumbled) in a saute pan and dry roast it on low until it's slightly toasted. Cool and store in an airtight container.

The Bhel mix has most of these ingredients in one pack.

Make chutneys or buy them if you so desire:

You will need a sweet tamarind chutney and a spicy green corrainder, mint and chili chutney. Most Indian stores sell bottle chutneys but here are simple recipes if you want to make them. You can make these adhead of time (weeks) and freeze or refrigerate.

Tamarind chutney: Tamarind pulp (1/2 cup), 2 cups of apple sauce, cup of water and a cup of sugar. Cook it all until it's nice and bubbly and thick. Let it cool, Refrigerate or Freeze

Green chutney: 2 large bunches of cilantro washed and roughly chopped. A cup of mint leaves, 4-5 green chilis, 2-3 cloves of garlic and juice of one lime. Put it in a food processor and grind until a thick paste. The lime juice will keep the color vibrant. You can refirgerate this as well

Let's say you have company and you want to fix Bhel, here is what you would do.

Boil a potato and finely chop it.

Use 4 - 5 cups of Bhel mix. Add a small onion finely chopped (super finely) to it along with the potato, add the chutneys (heaping tbsps about 3 - 4 of each kind both tamarind and green), squeeze lime juice and stir it together. Top with cilantro and more sev and serve immediately.

It will get really soggy if you let it sit. It has to be made fresh and consumed. Let me tell you a lot of your guest will ask for seconds and thirds so it's good to have a station going.

I normally like to keep little bowls - One just with the plain bhel mix, another with individual chutneys, one with onions, one of potatoes, one with extra sev. People can make bhel to their liking.

It's like a fun little taco party just for vegetarians.
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