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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jhal Muri - Puffed Rice Salad

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. :)


 

Ingredients
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

Method:
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 :)

24 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice tea time snack...

Priya Sreeram said...

this looks great, it's my fav too !

Raksha said...

nice snack

Priya said...

Yum yum, i would love to grab some jhal muri rite now and munching..

Vimitha Anand said...

Hi,
u have an award waiting in my blog. Pls collect it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Jhal Muri looks to be amazingly tasty and tangy dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy snack..

Swathi said...

Jhal muri looks perfect snack for munching.

Jaswal said...

yum yum .. mouth watering :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow perfect snack and delicious !!

aipi said...

wow, I soooooooo want it, love it for breakfast, lunch , dinner n anytime in between :)

US Masala

Kurinji said...

Lovely snack and thanks for link with my event dear...

Vimitha Anand said...

Hi dear, this is reg ur clarification on the awards. All the 7 awards mentioned are for you. Pass it on to the others whenever u find time... Post a blog on this as soon as u can...
Thanks,
Vimitha A

cook from doha said...

snack looks yummy............

The Weight Watcher said...

How cute! You actually made thongas out of magazine pages! :)

Great recipe! But the very mention of Kolkata in your post and i'm craving Kheer Kodoms now! :(

Sensible Vegetarian said...

First time here and this sure is a healthy snack. Love your recipes.

Sobha Shyam said...

Nice blog...this looks like a yummy snack..will surely try :)

Thanks for the comment at my blog..
Please visit again..

Sobha
http://sobha-goodfood.blogspot.com

Pari said...

Hi Ankita, first time here and I've come with a good news for u. U have won the CSN giveaway at my blog.

The jhalmuri looks amazing and very well presented, will follow ur space from now on.

FOODELICIOUS

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful recipe.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. lovely clicks too.. Nice blog !!
Indian Cuisine

TipsNDeals said...

very tempting and nice click!!! congrats for "Only" event ...first time here...very lovely blog...

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi, first time to your space. I came thru Pari's Foodelicious.. You have a very beautiful blog here... This Puffedrice salad looks very inviting :-) Happy to follow you.. Do drop by my space when you have time...

http://schmetterlingwords.blogspot.com

sonu said...

thank u ankita for visiting palate corner,your comments r highly appreciated,you too have a lovely space..
luv jhaal muri very much..my co-sister is frm kolkatta and she keeps making it..urs look scrumptious !

Now Serving said...

Love the presentation and the dish -- too tempting and mouthwatering good :))))))))

Anu Santanu said...

Love the Jhal Muri... Specially the 'thonga'.. Already missing the street food of Kolkata...
Bhalo Khabo