Nov 30, 2013

Spicy Puffed Rice (Spicy Murmura)

Spicy puffed rice a quick snack that is very commonly prepared in many houses and  one of my favourite snacks. I always love spicy, crispy snacks in winter.It is a most tastiest and nutritious snack food and quick to fix and bursting with flavors spicy and crunchy . Spicy murmura is to a South Indian, Jhal muri is to a Bengali, Bhelpuri is a Mumbaiker ; only that the seasoning differs. Spicy puffed rice is prepared by seasoning with curry leaves, chana dal, mustard seeds and some spices, peanuts and green chillies. This is a snack that can be prepared in a jiffy and perfect for an evening snacks with a cup of tea.

Ingredients :

Puffed rice - 2 cups
Peanuts - 4 tbsp
Onion - 1, big. chopped
Green chilli - 2, chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
Mustard oil - 2 tbsp
Black salt to taste

For Seasoning ~

Curry leaves - a handful
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 2 tbsp

Method :

Heat oil in a medium wok on medium heat. Just as the oil begins to smoke then add the mustard seedsand curry leaves when it popped then add chopped green chillies and peanuts, stir continuously in low flame till golden brown.

Now add chopped onion, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala powder and black salt. 

Finally add puffed rice and stir well until all the puffed rice turns yellow in colour.

Remove the heat. After ir comes down to the room temperature, store it in an air tight container.

Enjoy this low fat crunchy-munchy snacks with a cup of tea.

Sending this to Arthy's "Healthy Snacking" event

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