Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jhal Muri/Spicy Puffed Rice/Jhaal Muri

Jhaal muri is quite a famous street food of Kolkata, this spicy puffed rice is the most favourite street snack of many especially among the Bengalis. This street food is very much like bhel, an another popular mumbai street food. This Jhaal muri goes for simple ingredients which is easily available in everyone's kitchen. Jhaal means spices and muri means puffed rice hence this street food is called as Spicy puffed rice. You can make this spicy puffed rice in a jiffy if you have all the ingredients at home, however the traditional Jhaal muri goes for tamarind paste and mustard oil which makes the difference from the mumbai's famous Bhel. You need to make a simple spice mix to coat the puffed rice and this spice mix is the major ingredient for making this street food.

If you read my blog, you may know very well that am running the last week of blogging marathon with Blogger's choice as theme, hence i picked street food/chaat food as theme for this week. After an irresistible Dahi aloo chaat, am taking you all virtually to Kolkata to enjoy this Jhaal muri.

Spicy puffed rice, Jhal Muri, Jhaal Muri

When i was searching for this Jhalmuri i landed to Manjula's kitchen and totally fallen in love with her version. Yes many versions of Jhal muri exists and most of the common jhal muri version goes of shallots, roasted cumin powder etc. Manjula's version Jhal muri goes for the famous spice mix which makes difference from other versions. Obviously her pictures tempted me to make her's, trust me this Jhal muri came out extremely fabulous and we simply enjoyed this healthy snack for our evening snack.

Quite a guilt free snack, apart from the mustard oil, boiled potatoes, this street food goes for raw ingredients.

Jhaal Muri, Spicy puffed rice,Bengali Jhalmuri

Recipe Source:Manjula's Kitchen
4cups Puffed rice/Muri
1/4cup Sev/Ompodi
1/4cup Peanuts (roasted)
1/2cup Potato (boiled & cut as small pieces)
1/2cup Tomato( finely chopped)
1/2cup Cucumber (finely chopped)
2tbsp Green chutney
1/4cup Tamarind paste
4tsp Mustard oil

Spicemix:
4tsp Roasted cumin seeds powder
1tsp Salt
1tsp Black salt
1tsp Mango powder (amchoor)
1tsp Red chili powder
1/2tsp Garam masala

Combine all the dry spices together. Set aside.

Dry roast the puffed rice on slow flame for about 3 minutes. Set aside.

Jhal Muri, Bengali Jhal Muri, Bengali street food

Before serving, add the peanuts, sev, tomato, potato, cucumber, tamarind paste,green chutney, mustard oil and enough spice mix to the roasted puffed rice.

Toss them and serve immediately.


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12 comments:

  1. This is my favorite snack, lunch & dinner.. :) Well, not exactly the the Kolkata style jhaal muri but these spiced murmura are my favorite. Mouthwatering..

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  2. Chaats excite me as nothing else can!..that's one sinful looking bowl Priya..

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  3. I haven't ever been to Kolkatta but I have been eating Jal muri ever since I was in college..in fact this muri used to be my lunch till I finished college..delicios. Light and absolutely fantastic mid day snack.

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  4. You are tempting me Priya with your Jaal muri bowl..

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  5. lovely priya. I did this for state special. Same pinch ;-)

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  6. yum yum yummy!!! love to relish this delicious chaat!!! give me a spoon and i can happily finish the entire bowl!!

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  7. i never had this so far, sounds simple & healthy chat.

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  8. Awesome. I had loved it when I made it for Indian odyssey .

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  9. An addictive and guilt free snack.

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  10. I love jhal muri when I made it in one of the mega BM .Yours looks tempting.

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  11. Jhal muri looks very inviting -- looks awesome.

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  12. Love the Bengali version bhel. Totally tempting one.

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