Jhal Muri ~~ Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri is a popular street food in Kolkata and all over India.  Jhal means spices and muri means puffed rice. Food Vendors can be found making this spicy snack near bus stands, railways stations, on the roads , in a local train and many more places. This is one quick snack where kids can also make it. Add spices according to  your taste and add some chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, chili and cilantro. Add puffed rice only when you are ready to serve or else the dish become soft and doesn't taste good.

This popular recipe goes to the 3rd day of Blogging marathon 83 under the theme " Home made street food". Here goes the recipe.........


Puffed rice  2 cups
Chopped onions 4 spoons
Chopped tomato 3 spoons
Chopped cilantro 2 spoons
Chopped cucumber 3 spoons
Chopped green chili 
Lime juice 2 spoons
Chili powder 1/4 spoon
Black salt 1/4 spoon
Salt to taste
Chaat masala 1/2 spoon
Fried bengal gram 2 spoons
Thin Sev 4 spoons
Roasted peanuts  1/4 cup
Mustard / vegetable oil 1 spoon ( optional)
Sweet chutney 2 spoons


In a large mixing bowl add chopped onion, chili,  tomato, cucumber, fried bengal gram, roasted peanuts and chopped cilantro.
Mix everything well and add chili powder, chaat masala, black salt, thin sev and mustard oil.
Give everything a nice stir.
Finally add puffed rice , sweet chutney and lime juice.
Adjust salt to taste and mix thoroughly.
Take a old / new news paper and give it a cone shape.
Fill the cone with the Jhal muri and garnish with chopped cilantro,onion,  peanuts and little bit sev.
Serve immediately.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 83.


Usha said…
Even I made this for this week's theme. It is a snack everyone would enjoy.
One of my favourite street foods ! Jhal muri is tempting me to have some right away .
Harini R said…
Yet another jhal muri. Loving it.
Srivalli said…
I love this quick snack Sushma. And its so good to see this being made in all the states with different names..:)
Unknown said…
I love this so much In bangalore in out courtship days we ate almost everyday...
Priya Suresh said…
Irresistible jhal muri, seriously feel like munching some anytime.
Chef Mireille said…
what a flavorful snack - sounds delicious
Shobha said…
I love this snack as it is very light.. I once made this with puffed quinoa when I was living in Brazil.
Unknown said…
Aaah jhal muri any day is an all time favourite for us bongs, light on stomach and at the same time tantalising on your tastebuds, just craving for some after seeing your post , just loved the way you presented it.
One of my fav evening munchie.. Yummy snack..
Pavani said…
My husband loves spicy and addictive snacks like these. He asks me to make this dish quite often :-) It's a yummy afternoon treat.
Vanitha said…
Now, who can resist jhalmuri!!! An all-time favorite snack and street food. Your presentation is awesome and super tempting!! :) :)
Simply irresistible ...Can't have enough of it ...Lovely presentation
Archana said…
My favourite snack! Love your presentation Sushma.
Vidya Narayan said…
I love Bengali food and their mishti (sweets). One cannot miss this quick snack option like our bhel puri back in Kolkata. This is super spicy, tangy and an ideal snack option when hungry or during weekends on a beach. Loved your presentation. Tempting.
Unknown said…
Love the flavors. I made this a few times and its always a hit. 😊
Priya Satheesh said…
This is such an addictive snack for me.. Tempting click !
Simplyfood said…
This is one of our family favourite snacks and I love the addition of the tomatoes , onions and a squeeze of lemon juice on the top. Such a lovely recipe to create easily.
Hayley Dhanecha said…
We absolutely love this snack, such an easy and quick recipe yet tasty.
After bhel this is my second favorite puri chat. Looks so tempting.
Uma Srinivas said…
I usually make this when kids get bored with their usual snacks. this looks delicious.
jayashree said…
This is one snack I often make at home. Its easy and loved also. The names are different in each state.
Unknown said…
Jhal muri and bhel pur are like brother n sister. We love both versions. It taste great. perfect snack for tea time.
Unknown said…
An all-time favorite snack and street food. Your presentation is awesome and tempting, it is so similar to bhel puri.
Lathiya said…
It's one of our favorite tea time snack...so easy to make and yummy
Mayuri Patel said…
Till date have not tried jhal muri as I didn't like the smell of mustard oil. However, now I'm slowly acquiring a taste for it. Will try this healthy snack out soon.

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