Chinese bhel is an Indian fast food originated from Northeast India. Basically as a variation of chop suey, it is widely popular in Mumbai.[1][2][3]


Chinese bhel usually consists of deep fried noodles, finely chopped onions, shredded cabbage, sliced green pepper and carrots, soy, tomato and red chili sauce, salt and black pepper powder, ajinomoto and garlic paste in varying quantities.[4]


Chinese bhel was criticized for its stalls established at very unhygienic places and rumored to have given Hepatitis E over a two-month period in 2011.[5]

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued strict orders to not let hawkers sell fried foodstuffs on pavements and Chinese food outside schools. The Congress party had recently demanded that the MCGM ban the sale of Chinese street food due to fears related to its use of monosodium glutamate.[6][dubious ]

See also


  1. ^ The short history of Indian Chinese food and where to breathe fire in Mumbai. CNN. Sanjiv Khamgaonkar. February 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Indian Chinese – The Popular Fusion Cuisine. Timescity. December 5, 2013.
  3. ^ The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines. New York Times. Ligaya Mishan. August 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Ghosh, Shrishti (May 25, 2015). "Recipe: Chinese Bhel". TOI. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Chinese bhel to be blamed for hepatitis?. Mid Day. Rinkita Gurav and Chetna Yerunkar. June 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Chinese street food banned outside Mumbai schools". DNA. PTI. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

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