Jhal Muri (aka Marmaralu masala in Telugu) is a popular Odisha and West Bengal street food. If you don’t know, I was born in Andhra Pradesh but grew up in Odisha. Guess what was one of my favorite street foods growing up (apart from pain puri)? It’s Jhal Muri. And today I have the perfect Jhal Muri recipe to share with you! I use to eat it so much that the street vendor still recognizes me and stops at my parent’s house to check if they want some 😀
During quarantine, I fell in love with Jhal Muri again, I literally used to make it every other day. My husband got bored of it and we had to take a break. I also shared the recipe in my IG stories last year and many of my followers made it and loved it. Since the weather has been gloomy lately, I have been craving spicy tangy food a lot and we have been making Jhal Mur on repeat. Since I am on a roll with IG reels, thought why not make a video and share the recipe on the blog. So here we were, I will stop rambling, and let’s get into the deliciousness
The Jhal recipe I am sharing today is a shortcut or my version of the original recipe which has few more spices, this has the same flavors and textures as the original recipe.
Jhal Muri is filled with flavors. Puffed rice and peanuts add to a nice crunchiness and crispiness whereas green chilies, chili powder, and chat Masala adds the needed spiciness, depth, and heat. The tanginess comes from Tomato and lemon juice. And the mustard or oil from my pickle takes this simple snack to a wholly new level.
Jhal Muri Recipe
- 3 1/2 cups of Muri//Marmaralu/Puffed Rice -dry roast them if they are soft
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 small tomato finely chopped
- 1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)
- 1 tbsp mustard oil or oil from the pickle (Avakaya oil)
- 1/3 cup roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup roasted dalia dal (putnala pappu)
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp amchur powder
- 1/4 cup sev
- lemon juice to taste
- salt to taste
- coriander leaves to garnish
- Mix Onions, tomatoes, green chilies, roasted peanuts, dalia dal in a mixing bowl
- Add in chaat masala, chilli powder, amchur powder, salt, oil and mix everything well
- Squeeze in lemon and mix again
- Add in the puffed rice now and mix well
- Add in sev and coriander leaves
- Serve immediately or else the mixture will get soggy.
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Have you ever tried following a Jhal Muri recipe before? Let me know in a comment below!