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Laiya Bhel | Puffed Rice Lentil Chat ~ Banarasi Street food

Laiya Bhel, a popular chaat Banarasi Street food. It is a bhel made with puffed rice, fried chana, and peanuts. Just like other chats, they add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies. A lip-smacking munch from the streets of Lucknow.
Course Appetizers & Starters, Snacks
Cuisine Uttar Pradesh
Keyword Easy Bhel, Puffed Rice Bhel
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Evening Snack
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Chaat Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 334kcal
Author Srivalli


For the Fried Lentils

  • 1/2 cup Peanut
  • 1/2 cup Kabuli Chana
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chat Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoons Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying

Other ingredients for the Bhel

  • 1 cup Puffed Rice
  • 1/4 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Raw Mango finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chili finely chopped
  • Handful Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Chaat masala to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon Juice


Frying the Lentils

  • Wash and soak the chana overnight.
  • Wash and soak peas overnight if using dried peas.
  • Drain completely and let it get dry.
  • Heat a kadai with oil, when it is hot, deep fry chana in batches.
  • Drain onto a kitchen towel.
  • Next, add a handful of peas, continue with the whole batch.
  • Remove and keep it aside.
  • Similarly, deep fry peanuts until done, drain well.
  • Once all are fried, shake well to remove excess oil.
  • Sprinkle the spice powders and mix well.

To make the Bhel

  • Heat a kadai with oil, add salt and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Add the puffed rice and toss well. Let it cook for a few minutes and remove.

Assembling the Laiya Bhel

  • In a bowl, add the roasted puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander leaves, and toss well.
  • Next, add the roasted lentil as required. Mix everything well.
  • Sprinkle chat masala on top, drizzle with lemon juice, and serve right away.
  • If you fancy, serve in paper cones and enjoy!


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 622IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg
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