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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jhaal Muri-Kolkata Style(Spicy Puffed Rice)

Go through the streets of Kolkata- you will get to enjoy the taste of  Bengali's most favorite snack.Even the multi-millionaires coming out of their cars and enjoying the roadside 'jhal muri'.
People,especially the Bengali ladies, die to taste the 'jhaal muri ' while traveling on train.Having 'jhaal muri'on a train has become a tradition and culture amongst Bengalis.
Its the time to showcase this  original 'Kolkata jhaal Muri' , available in the road side, and tastes spicy yet yummy and perfect.

1.Puffed rice (Muri) - 3 cups

2.Mustard Oil- 3 tsp

3.Chopped Onion –3 tsp

4.Boiled Potato (small dices)- 6 tbsp

5.Soaked chana(Bengal gram)-3 tsp

6.Lemon juice - 3 tsp

7.Masala powder - 3 tsp

*Dry roast 4 tsp jeera (cumin seeds), 2 tsp coriander seeds and 1 red chilies. Cool and grind them together to powder.

8. Roasted Peanuts – 6 tbsp

9.Plain Jhuri bhaja(bhujia)-6 tbsp

10.Coconut-3 tbsp(very finely chopped)

11.Green Chilies(very finely chopped)-2 tsp

12.Salt- To taste


1.Take the puffed rice in a deep container. Add all the ingredients except mustard oil,masala powder.Mix well.

2.Now add the masala powder and the mustard oil and mix well. The homogeneous taste

depends on how well you have mixed.

*Be extra cautious while adding salt as puffed rice already contains salt.

3.You can garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

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