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Jhaal Muri - Spicy Puffed Rice Salad

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There are numerous recipes for Jhaal Muri, a delicious Bengali (east Indian) snack! It can be thrown together in a few minutes and makes a terrific light lunch or evening snack. This recipe is how my Father-in-law (who is Bengali) makes Jhaal Muri. It serves 2 people.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Muri/ Murmura (puffed rice) - available at most Indian groceries and also used to make Bhelpuri
  • 4 tbsps Chana Chur - also available at Indian grocery stores
  • 4 tbsps Sev - (Bengal gram vermicelli) also available at Indian grocery stores
  • 3 tbsps raw peanuts - roast or shallow-fry and drain on paper towels
  • 2 tbsps thinly sliced fresh coconut
  • 1 green chilli very finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp oil from your favorite pickle!

Preparation:

Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. Season with salt as required. Serve immediately in bowls so that the Muri does not get soggy.
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