Sev puri is an Indian snack and a type of chaat.[1] It is a speciality that originates from Mumbai, Maharashtra.[2]

In Mumbai and Pune, sev puri is strongly associated with street food, but is also served at upscale locations.[1] Recently, supermarkets have started stocking ready-to-eat packets of sev puri and similar snacks like bhelpuri.[3]


Although there is no fixed recipe for sev puri, the basic ingredients used widely are the same. Sev puri is essentially made of puri which is loaded with diced potatoes, onions, three types of chutneys: tamarind, chili and garlic and topped with sev. It is seasoned with raw mango, when raw mango is in season or with a hint of lemon and chaat masala.[4]


Sev puri can be made with a variety of fillings and garnishing ingredients. Some popular variations are dahi sev batata puri[5] (sev puri with yogurt and potato), palak sev puri (Sev Puri with spinach) and corn sev puri. Sometimes mint chutney and paneer are also added in its preparation.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Mumbai's best chaat". CNN. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "CHOICE TABLES; Wide World of Food in the Capital". The New York Times. 27 November 1994. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mumbai: A gastronomic's paradise!". The Times of India. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Dalal, Tarla (2000). Chaat Cookbook. Gardners Books. p. 116. ISBN 978-81-86469-62-0. 
  5. ^ "SBDP or Sev Batata Dahi Puri – anytime delight!". 
  6. ^ Remedios, Trina (6 March 2012). "Street food: Fast, yummy, healthy?". Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2012.