First of all many congratulations to all my Indian friends for winning the world cup, Yippe!!!! It was such a proud moment yesterday, all Indians in my area celebrated together on the roads cheering for India, check out the picture at the end of this post!!:)
Though I'm not a Bengali, the first eleven years of my life were spent in Kolkata so I'm very fond of Bengali food, be it Rasogulla, Sandesh, Misthi Doi, Puchka or Jhaal Muri. Jhaal Muri is a popular street food in Kolkata made of puffed rice similar to Bhel Puri, but they both are quite different in taste due to different type of seasoning used. Jhal means spicy in Bengali and Muri means puffed rice. It is sold in paper bags called "thonga" in Bengali, made from old newspaper. I made these from some old magazines. :)
Puffed Rice(Murmura/Muri) : 2 Cups
Any Mixture(Namkeen) of your choice : 1/2 Cup
Onion, chopped : 1 Medium
Sprouted black Bengal gram(kala chana) : 1/4 Cup
Sprouted Moong : 1/4 Cup
Cucumber : 1 small
Tomato : 1 small
Green chillies, chopped : 2
Roasted Peanuts : 2 Tbsp
Coriander leaves : 2 Tbsp (Chopped)
Mustard oil : 2 Tbsp
Fresh coconut, sliced thinly for garnishing
For Jhaal Muri Masala
Red chilli powder : 1/2 Tbsp
Black salt (kala namak) : 1 Tsp
Roasted cumin powder : 1 Tbsp
Chaat masala : 1 Tsp
1. Boil sprouted bengal gram. Chop Onion, cucumber and tomato into small pieces.
2. In large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and toss to mix well.
3. Add mustard oil and jhaal muri masala and toss again to mix well.
4. Serve immediately garnished with sliced coconut.
Sending this to Kurinji's HRH-2 Puffed Rice" event.
Also sending to Priya's and Nayna's event "Flavours of Bengal"
|Celebrations in my area after India's Victory :)|