Charmuri Pachodi (Mangalore Bhel) Recipe – Khaan Paan India

Charmuri Pachodi Recipe – One of the most loved Chaat dish, Bhel Puri is loved by one and all. There is no mention of its Origin, however you can find it in most of the states in India. The Main ingredient is Puffed Rice or Kurmura which is topped up with Sev and Spicy or Sweet chutney depending on your choice.

Bhelpuri is a very famous dish at Chowpatty’s in Mumbai and nearly every street in Mumbai has a Bhel Puri stall. So this was about Mumbai. Now lets see how Bhel is made in Karnataka.

In Karnataka, Kurmura gets converted to Charmuri. From what we know, atleast people of the GSB community call it so. Let us see how to make a Mangalore version of Bhel called “Charmuri Pachodi” or “Charmuri Upkari”. This quick snack can be made very quickly and doesn’t need any special Ingredients.

Egg lovers add grated boiled egg to this dish to make an Egg-y Version of this bhel also called “Boiled Egg Charmuri”. This is very famous in the streets of Mangalore.

There are a lot of fancy ways to make this dish, however we always like to keep it simple and tasty. So lets quickly see how to make this simple, quick and tasty Mangalore Bhel or Charmuri Upkari.

Charmuri Pachodi (Mangalore Bhel), Khaan Paan India

A Quick and Healthy Version of Bhel from South India.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Bhel, Charmuri, Charmuri Pachodi, Charmuri Upkari, Mangalore Bhel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 Cups Charmuri or Puffed Rice
  • 1 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrot
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Beet Root
  • Masala Peanuts As desired.
  • 3 Teaspoons Chopped Raw Mangoes Kacchi Kairi
  • 6-8 Teaspoons Coconut Oil Recommended for Flavour and Aroma
  • 2-4 Teaspoons Red Chilli Powder Paprika
  • Salt As per taste


  1. In a Mixing Bowl add the chopped Onions, Grated Carrot, Grated BeetRoot, Masala Peanuts, Chopped Raw Mango, Red Chilli Powder, Oil and Salt. Mix Well. Mixture should be little oily.

  2. Now add the Charmuri (Puffed Rice) to the oily mixture and give a nice quick mix. Charmuri Pachodi is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander and chopped raw mango (Kacchi Kairi). Serve immediately.

Mangalore Bhel (Charmuri Pachodi), Khaan Paan India
Mangalore Bhel (Charmuri Pachodi), Khaan Paan India

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