Ponk Bhel, Hurda Bhel
by Tarla Dalal
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ponk bhel recipe | hurda bhel | tender jowar bhel | sorghum bhel | with 12 amazing images.
ponk bhel is a tender jowar bhel and called sorghum bhel in English.
ponk bhel is a regional and seasonal speciality, made with a Gujarati delicacy called ‘ponk’. It is basically a savoury snack which is commonly eaten in Indian winters.
During a brief period in the winter months, the jowar or white millet grain is very tender and juicy. At this stage, it is called ponk and is the best time to make hurda bhel. These tender seeds are harvested and roasted or cooked in other ways. Generally, in the villages, the ponk is picked from the fields and cooked then and there.
Hurda and tender jowar are the other names for ponk. Ponk is super nutritive and healthy and also makes an excellent gluten free cereal.
There is a general mood of celebration, a party is thrown, and friends, family and neighbours are invited to come and have a taste of this young seed in ponk bhel!
To make ponk bhel we have used juicy ponk seeds to make a chatpata bhel, which everyone will relish. And it is so easy to make too – you just need to toss all the ingredients together! All we have done is combined ponk along with onions, tomatoes, sweet and green chutney, some chaat masala, lemon juice and pepper powder and also mimosa sugar balls to make tender jowar bhel.
You can also try other bhel recipes like Corn Bhel or Moong Bhel.
Learn to make ponk bhel recipe | hurda bhel | tender jowar bhel | sorghum bhel | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well.
- Serve the ponk bhel immediately.
Ponk Bhel, Hurda Bhel recipe with step by step photos
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