< 30 min,  Bengali,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

Jhal Muri | Kolkata’s Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri

Kolkata’s Jhal Muri is a simple yet delicious snack. It is served as street food in Bengal. The word ‘Jhal’ means spicy and ‘Muri’ means puffed rice/murmura. So it’s a spicy Indian street food recipe that can be put together in just 15 minutes. To make this dish, you need just a few ingredients. Starting with puffed rice/muri/murmura, it should be fresh. Otherwise, microwave it for a minute to make it a little crisp. You can also dry roast it in a pan if you want. The other key ingredients are mustard oil. cumin powder, chaat masala, chilly powder and black salt. The raw mustard oil gives a nice pungent taste to the dish. Along with this, lemon juice, freshly chopped coriander leaves, tomatoes, onions, green chillies, boiled green peas, boiled potatoes etc are also added. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve immediately. It’s the perfect tea time snack for you and your family. 
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Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4


  • 3 cups puffed rice
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized potato, boiled and cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp gram flour or besan papdi
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup gram flour or besan sev

Cooking Directions

  1. Microwave puffed rice for a minute.
  2. Add mustard oil and mix well.
  3. Add cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt and red chilli powder. Give it a nice mix.
  4. Then add green peas, tomato, onion, potato, coriander leaves, green chillies and besan papdi. Pour lemon juice and season with salt. Mix them together.
  5. Add besan sev and stir it in. Avoid overmixing.
  6. Serve immediately as it might get soggy.
    Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice

    Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice

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