Monday, March 18, 2013

Jhal Muri

BM # 26   Day 2

Jhal Muri , the street food from Calcutta for the 2nd day of this BM.
Jhal Muri is a road side snack which is very popular in Calcutta.Something like the Mumbai bhel. Of course the ingredients vary, but the star ingredient "puffed rice or murmuras" remain the same.
Our college was in one of the most posh areas of Delhi and it had a wonderful market. Everyone knows that Delhi markets are full of eatery joints. I remember the stall where we would have our Bhel puri and Jhal muri.The vendor would prepare the muri, while we sipped the juice at the adjoinig stall.we would collect the muri packet and relish it while walking back to college.The mustard oil gives this snack a interesting and unique flavor.

All these years I never really bothered to understand why this dish was called Jhal muri. Only recently I learnt that Jhal means spicy and muri is the puffed rice. 

You get a special masala for the muri, but I have always made it with the regular spices and the results have been fantastic.There is no particular recipe to it, it is just that you mix in the ingredients in the ratio you like . I have put in the way I make for myself. You could minus or add whatever you wish to.

2 cups puffed rice
1 tbsp potatoes, boiled and finely chopped
1 tbsp cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp onions, finely chopped
1 tsp coconut, finely chopped
1 tsp roasted peanuts
1/4 tsp black salt
1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
Red chilly powder
Salt to taste
Few drops mustard oil
Lemon juice
Fresh coriander leaves 
Mix in all the ingredients and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve immediately. 

Some people like to add chopped tomatoes too, but I avoid it as it makes it soggy very fast .
This goes to Kid's Delight at Simply Tadka

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  1. I like the combination of ingredients used in it. You Jalmuri looks so tempting & i am feeling hungry:)

  2. My all time favourite,missing these beauties and havent made since a long,you are tempting me to make some soon.

  3. delicious and tongue tickling... one of my fav chat when I was in Calcutta!!
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  4. Yum to munch on these ...

  5. Sooo fresh.need a to go for me..yumm

  6. Yummy and quick to put together.

  7. It's tempting, haven't tried like this, puffed rice is one my kids favorite. Need to try soon.

  8. the pic is soooo tempting... and the coriander adds just that lil colour... tempting clicks :-) and new to me that mustard oil is added to this...

  9. I actually had a recipe for this I found several years ago and made it before for a party - super delish!

  10. I love this..and always easy to fix and make at home..nice pictures..

  11. I love mur mure bhel.. It reminded me of my childhood days.. :)

  12. Yumm..I never added cucumber and potato usual combo is onion and tomato :)

  13. Spicy n tempting muri!!!! Inviting clicks!!!

  14. Guilt free snack,looks tempting and love the presentation..

  15. I remember eating something similar on Visakhapatnam's beach years ago.. Slightly spicy, crunchy and tangy -- absolutely delicious.

  16. Delicious Jal muri. The pack is making me so hungry...

  17. You get these ready made 'masala poris' here, its just puffed rice sauted in basic spicy masalas. They tasty yummy. So I can totally imagine how wonderful a homemade version with so many other ingredients would be!!

  18. The pic is so tempting Vaishali...I wish I had such stalls near our college in those days!!Sigh!!!!:-(