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Jhaal Muri (Spicy Puffed Rice)

Jhaal_Muri_Spicy_Puffed_Rice_1 Jhaal muri is a simple Bengali snack available as street food. It is a mix of many colourful ingredients and can be prepared in a few minutes if all ingredients are kept ready. Puffed rice is mixed with boiled potato, salad vegetables, dry spices and mustard oil (for binding).

Jhaal muri is a healthy snack because other than potato all other ingredients are used in raw state. This low calorie spicy puffed rice can be served as a snack and can be digested easily. Basically jhaal muri is a hot and spicy snack, but the quantity of red chilli powder and green chilli can be adjusted to suit everyone including children.

I have used raw mango and other easily available vegetables like carrot, cucumber. It is not necessary to have all the ingredients to prepare this jhaal muri (basic ingredients are only: puffed rice, green chilli, onion, sev/namkeen, oil).


  • Crisp puffed rice/muri – 3 cup
  • Omapodi/kara boondi/namkeen/sev (a type of snack) – 1 cup
  • Boiled and chopped potato – 2 heaped tablespoon
  • Carrot chopped – 1 heaped tablespoon Jhaal_Muri_Spicy_Puffed_Rice_2
  • Cucumber chopped – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Coriander chopped – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Coconut chopped – 1 tablespoon
  • Green chilli chopped – 1 no
  • Raw mango chopped – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Tomato seeds removed and chopped – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Onion chopped – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Roasted peanut – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon (adjust as per taste)
  • Chat masala – half teaspoon
  • Mustard oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – as per taste (use less salt as puffed rice, omapodi/boondi, chat masala have salt already in them)


  • Take all ingredients in a bowl and add red chilli powder, chat masala except mustard oil.

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  • Mix and toss well without spilling.


  • Add mustard oil at last and mix well.

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  • Serve immediately.


  • Serving: keep all ingredients chopped and ready; just before serving mix all ingredients.


  • Use thick skinned tomato as it has less juice.
  • If raw mango is not available, use few drops of lime juice.
  • If you have sprouted/roasted moong dal, kaala chana etc., you can add them also.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • kanthi April 8, 2011, 11:15 pm

    Muri mixture,looks so tempting ,a pretty much easeist eve snack..

  • Priya April 9, 2011, 4:21 pm

    Irresistible jhaal muri..

  • Usha B N April 10, 2011, 8:25 am

    ahhhh! lovely!

  • DR RAJESH T EAPEN April 13, 2011, 9:37 pm

    Wow! Mouth watering!

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