Jhaal Muri Recipe

Ever since I tasted Jhaal Muri for the first time, I have always longed for it, and that’s when I was just 4 yrs old. Can you imagine? I love it so much.

Jhaal Muri is

 a Bengali street fast food (it isn’t a food though), which justifies its name “Jhaal” which means ‘chilly-hot’ in bengali. Some people, who are not Bengalis, tend to mistake it with Bhelpuris, but let me explain, it is NOT the same at all. Bhelpuri has a tangy touch 

with little bit sour, little bit sweetness; but Jhaal Muri is completely, salty, sour and chilly-hot!

This street food is generally sold by people with portable stalls which they carry on their shoulders the 

entire day. They serve it on coned newspapers or pages of magazines or even wasted text books! 


The recipe to Jhaal Muri is not complicated, but if 

you want and can tolerate the typical Jhaal Muri style recipe, then here you are:


Ingredients:

  1. Puffed rice (muri/murmure)………150 gms
  2. Potatoes……………………………1/2 cup boiled and chopped as desired
  3. Onion……………………………….1/2 cup finely chopped
  4. Daal Mut (bhujia wit lentils)……….half cup
  5. Green Chillies………………………1/2 cup finely chopped (you may use just 1/4th of a cup too)
  6. Cumin powder………………………1tspn
  7. Coriander powder…………………1tspn
  8. Red chilli powder………………….1tspn
  9. Salt…………………………………to taste
  10. Lemon juice……………………….1 tspn
  11. Tamarind juice…………………….1/2 tspn
  12. Mustard oil (kachchi ghani)………..1 and half tspn
  13. Coriander leaves……………………1/2 cup finely chopped
  14. Fresh coconut………………………2 tbspn finely chopped

Method:

  1. Transfer puffed rice in a deep container, and make sure it is not more than 3/4th full at the max.
  2. Add Daal Mut, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Red chilli powder, Salt and mix well.
  3. Next add Green chillies, onion, fresh coconut, potatoes and mix well again.
  4. Finally add, lemon juice, tamarind juice, mustard oil and coriander leaves and mix rigorously with a spoon first and then, put the lid on and shake it well enough.
  5. Transfer the Jhaal Muri and serve with more coriander leaves or just like that.

The above recipe can be modified according to taste and likes. Some might like more chillies, some may opt for less, that completely depends on how you like it. Take my advice and serve it in coned papers, you would definitely get the street food feeling for once. 

Try this recipe and do let me know how you enjoyed it and also if there is anything you would like to suggest, right under here…

Thanks and have a great time cooking!

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