February 18, 2009
Murmura chaat(Puffed rice snack)
This is a healthier version of bhel puri made with puffed rice and veggies.
Murmura(or puffed rice or pori)-2 cups
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Red chilli powder-1/4 tsp
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-a few
Onion chopped -2 tbsp
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
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!