How to make Jhaal Muri -

Just like bhel is to mumbai, so is jhaal muri to Kolkata.This simple yet delicious snack can be put together in minutes and features typical Bengali ingredients like mustard oil.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Puffed rice (kurmura/murmura) (ममरा/कुरमुरा), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

Jhaal Muri

Jhaal Muri Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jhaal Muri Recipe

  • Puffed rice (kurmura/murmura) 2 cups

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Sprouted black Bengal gram (kala chana) boiled 1/4 cup

  • Cucumber 1/2 inch pieces 1 small

  • Tomato 1/2 inch pieces 1 small

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Roasted peanuts skinned 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard oil taken from a pickle 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coconut sliced thinly for garnish

  • For masala

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 tablespoon

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon


Step 1

In large bowl combine puffed rice, onion, sprouted chana, cucumber, tomato, green chillies, peanuts, coriander leaves and toss to mix well.

Step 2

Add mustard oil and jhaal muri masala and toss again to mix well. Serve immediately garnished with sliced coconut.

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