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February 18, 2009

Murmura chaat(Puffed rice snack)



This is a healthier version of bhel puri made with puffed rice and veggies.

Ingredients:
Murmura(or puffed rice or pori)-2 cups
Oil-1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Red chilli powder-1/4 tsp
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-a few
Salt
Onion chopped -2 tbsp
Carrot(grated)-2 tbsp
Cucumber chopped-1
Bell pepper chopped-2 tbsp
Tomato chopped-2 tbsp
Coriander leaves-to garnish
Lime juice - 1/4 tsp
Sweet chutney(optional)- but tastes good when added

Method:
Heat oil in a wide pan. Add mustard seeds followed by turmeric powder, hing, chilli powder, salt and curry leaves. When mustard seeds crackle, add murmura. Fry on low heat for a couple of minutes so that the spices get nicely mixed with murmura. Set aside.
In the same pan, add 1/2 tsp of oil, fry onions till the raw smell goes off.
Now mix onions and rest of the ingredients with murmura and stir well. Squeeze lime juice in the end or drizzle sweet chutney if you like.

Recipe for sweet chutney- You can grind some dates and tamarind(a small piece) with water to a sauce like consistency or heat 3 tbsp of jaggery mixed with very little water for 2 minutes and drizzle on top of bhel in the end.

You can also add finely chopped mango pieces for added taste.

This goes to Healthy Bite: Feb 28th event.

I would like to thank Foodbuzz for sending me a box of Quaker's True delights granola bars for tasting. They were awesome! The flavors are - Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond, Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry, Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut. Catchy names isn't it? I liked Toasted coconut bar the most. These are slightly salty and silly sweet at the same time. When this product hits the market, grab a box and try!

59 comments:

  1. Wowo delicious and love the colours.

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  2. Looks awesome, Mahimaa! You are right, this is indeed a healthier version of bhel-puri.. Nice one!

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  3. Wowwwwwwwww I love this...looks soo colorful...I have all the ingredients including the sweet chutney, so will give it a try today evening.Great pic again, Mahimaa!

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  4. Chaat looks superb...very colorful!

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  5. Slurp! we call it Churmuri in Kannada, wrapped in newspaper cone as we get it at home is heaven in your hand. Good one M, enjoy! :))

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  6. I make this often during summer.. your new header looks tantalizing.

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  7. wow chaat looks very delicious Mahimaa. Nice photo. I am drooling here.

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  8. Wow what a pic Mahi.so tempting.I shall buy pori and try these.

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  9. Wow..am in luv wit this pic Mahima..Awesome..wana grab it right away..:)
    n yeah..same pitch..toasted banana n nuts was my fav too..:)

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  10. Chaat looks colorful and yummy...Makes a lovely snack.

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  11. i love bhel puri but have never tried it at home. just seems like too much work, but i work if i have about 3-4 haldiram products and have the patience to make the chutneys, then it will be easier :)

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  12. We make this often. I love this snack a lot. As kids my aunts or mom used to wrap them in a paper cone and give us. Looks yummy

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  13. Nice colorful chaat Mahima. Nice pic...truly appetizing.I've posted your entry..do check it out.

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  14. An healthier way to indulgence ourself :) Looks so good to eat!

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  15. yours is surely a healthier version, i use to have them only by adding onions and some spices ..they always taste best

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  16. that looks yummy. it's my favorite too..Looks lovely and colorful.

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  17. yummy chaat. I m looking for less calorie snacks and bookmarking ur chaat.
    will try it this weekend.

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  18. Girl u really come up with great stuff....it looks so lovely.The picture wud tempt everyone.Perfect for evening snack time...healthy too:)

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  19. I never eat bhel puri bcoz I don't like it...but seeing your picture,tempting me to taste atleast.....lovely picture.

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  20. When I see murmura chat I only remember the years in calcutta when I used to dodge my two two very young daughters who used to inisist on getting them this item every time they came out with me and they came daily.I invariably in my attempts and they had their murmura. I had also taken a liking for this tasty harmless inexpensive delicacy.
    Thanks

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  21. Yuummmmmmy! looks delicious n really a tempting click.

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  22. Lovely colors! Looks wonderful Mahimaa! Love the sweet chutney recipe that you have mentioned..it sure will add a great flavor to the chat! Super!

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  23. love this chaat!!! my all time favourite

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  24. I am dying to taste this.....any leftovers ??or should i need to rush to kitchen to make it for myself?

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  25. KANNA,
    WHAT A COLOURFUL 'MURMURA'.LOOKS YUMMY.PHOTO IS GORGEOUS,INVITING.
    APPA

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  26. lovely picture :)
    very delicious looking Mahimaa... would be great with tea !

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  27. Oh, you are tempting me a lot with all those lovely pictures! Just awesome!

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  28. beautiful picture mahi. surely a very healthy and tasty snack. my children luv them a lot.

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  29. Haiiiii, supera iruku..Sama colorful snack...Looks yummy and tasty..

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  30. Tempting chaat with lovely eyecatching picture mahi..this is absolutely a healthy version of bhel puri..great job !!

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  31. sounds delciious..colourful photo..love the way you have put up the fonts too..
    I make a similar kind of bhel
    http://creativesaga.blogspot.com/2008/09/healthy-bhel.html

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  32. The picture is so vibrant.What a healthy snack..Love the brilliant colors of your bhel

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  33. My Good God..what a yummy entry from you dear..Truly awesome.

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  34. Thanks Mahimaa; you have a great blog.

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  35. lovely click we call this churmura,..

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  36. Love this quick murmura puri.its easier and definiely healthier than the original.

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  37. This is a regular in our house. Nowadays I've started using puffed wheat cereal instead of the regular pori and that tastes good too and it's little more healthy.

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  38. Looks awesome & very delicious, Mahimaa! Great pic!

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  39. I love anything that tastes close to bhel puri .. looks awesome Mahi

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  40. Oh MY! look at that picture!! Day before yesterday it was raining here & I was sooo craving to eat something like this, but just did not want to make this myself:-) Next get together i think i will do something:-)...

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  41. Thats colourful and lovely! Makes a nice evening snack!

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  42. wow love the pic...so colorful...

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  43. That looks so colorful and full of flavor!

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  44. kalakku Mahi.. parkavey supera irukke.. really tempting me dear...

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  45. This is a nice twist to the usual bhel Mahimaa. The only thing I dislike in bhel is the raw onion taste and cooking them out is a nice idea.

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  46. Hi Mahimaa, just noticed you had a link to my "Healthy Bite" event in your post. Could you send me an email with the information so that I dont miss your post in the round up?

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  47. Colorful and delicious,looks prefect!

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  48. hey friends, thanks for your comments!

    Nags, bhel is not so difficult to make.. it can be made in a simple way.

    Madhu, thanks for suggesting wheat puffed rice.. will try it next time. somehow i have an aversion towards brown rice/brown bread etc..yet i buy only brown bread :)

    Alka, i don't have left overs, but i can surely make fresh bhel for you. :)

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  49. looks so yum!! lovely colors..

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  50. I like the idea of adding tempered mustard seeds and curry leaves to bhel. Lovely picture.

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  51. such vibrant chaat,perfect for snack time:)

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  52. I love my bhel decked in colours too. lovely picture!

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  53. Love ur colourful chaat...great!

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  54. hi, mahimaa, I did the same thing a while ago but just posted it today but ur photos are so awesome and looks very delicious not like mine, they are so bland.... I keep doing this now and then as my children like it, but I have not used peppers in it, I will try next time....it's so tempting...the colour combination is too good...

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  55. Looks soooo good and refreshing!

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  56. loved it..just tried your recipe. Thanks

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  57. hi mahimaa
    please post the recipe of tamarind rice.

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  58. Loved it.. it was a hit at home with all

    Thanks,
    Anusha

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