Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice
<30 min,  Bengali,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

Jhal Muri | Kolkata’s Spicy Puffed Rice

Like this recipe? Share it!
  • 4
    Shares

Kolkata’s Jhal Muri is a simple yet delicious snack. It is served as street food in Bengal. It’s the perfect tea time snack for you and your family.

Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice

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.

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Total Time: 15 min

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 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

Follow Tempting Treat on Pinterest for even more great ideas and deliciously appealing recipes!

Directions:

Microwave puffed rice for a minute.

Add mustard oil and mix well.

Add cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt and red chilli powder. Give it a nice mix.

Then add green peas, tomato, onion, potato, coriander leaves, green chillies and besan papdi. Pour lemon juice and season with salt. Mix them together.

Add besan sev and stir it in. Avoid overmixing.

Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice

Serve immediately as it might get soggy.

If you like this recipe then you can also try Aloo Kabli. This is another street food of Bengal. It is a very spicy and tangy chaat recipe. Or you can try, Puffed Rice or Murmura Chaat which is a lightly spiced savoury snack that is made with puffed rice, rice flakes, roasted split gram, mustard seeds, tomatoes, onions etc. Both of these recipes are quick and healthy, you can enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee.

And if you are looking for a Navratri vrat recipe then you should try my Aloo Chaat recipe. Crispy and crunchy fried potatoes tossed in tangy coriander chutney and spices.

Jhal Muri | Kolkata's Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri | Kolkata’s Spicy Puffed Rice

Kolkata's Jhal Muri is a simple yet delicious snack. It is served as street food in Bengal. It's the perfect tea time snack for you and your family.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Microwave puffed rice for a minute.
  • Add mustard oil and mix well.
  • Add cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt and red chilli powder. Give it a nice mix.
  • Then add green peas, tomato, onion, potato, coriander leaves, green chillies and besan papdi. Pour lemon juice and season with salt. Mix them together.
  • Add besan sev and stir it in. Avoid overmixing.
  • Serve immediately as it might get soggy.
Keyword indian street food

If you do try this recipe, please share your experience with me by posting a picture of the dish using #temptingtreat and @temptingtreat on Instagram or you can also give your feedback in the comments section below.
Happy Cooking!

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating