Ponk Bhel, Hurda Bhel


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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.

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Ponk Bhel, Hurda Bhel recipe - How to make Ponk Bhel, Hurda Bhel

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings (2 serving )
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Ingredients

For Ponk Bhel
1 cup ponk
1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
2 tsp sweet chutney
1/2 tsp green chutney
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
1 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp mimosa sugar balls
salt to taste
Method
For ponk bhel

    For ponk bhel
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Serve the ponk bhel immediately.

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How to make ponk bhel

  1. To prepare winter special ponk bhel, in a deep bowl take ponk. These have been rinsed using water, drain completely and then used. Some people even prefer roasting hurda before making chaat.
  2. Add black pepper lemon sev. Instead of regular besan sev, we make use of Black Pepper Lemon Sev Recipe which adds in spicy and tangy notes to the hurda bhel.
  3. Add sweet chutney. You can refer to this recipe with detailed step by steps to make homemade Khajur Imli ki Chutney.
  4. Add green chutney. The quantity of chutney can be adjusted to suit your preference. Also, add in some curd if you like.
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Add finely chopped onions. Jains can skip adding the onions.
  7. Add finely chopped tomatoes.
  8. Add finely chopped coriander.
  9. Add chaat masala. I have used homemade chaat masala for this ponkh bhel recipe.
  10. Add mimosa sugar balls.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Combine all the ingredients and toss well.
  13. Transfer into small bowls or serving plates. Serve ponk bhel immediately.
  14. If you enjoyed this recipe of ponk bhel, then also check out other recipes made using ponk like :


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Ponkh Bhel
5
 on 27 Dec 19 09:38 AM


Is the measurement for black pepper correct? 1/4th cup won''t be too spicy???
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, 1/4 cup is the blackpepper lemon sev.. for the bhel.
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03 Jan 20 05:21 PM
Ponkh Bhel
5
 on 23 Feb 18 02:46 PM


I loved this recipe when i saw it and could imagine that it will surely taste very good, so I told my wife to make it for me for snacks one day and it was tasting soo good loved it...