Monday, August 30, 2010

Spicy Puffed Rice

Let me share with you today a very delicious and yummy snack from India and this is one of my favorite, spicy puffed rice. Puffed rice is used extensively as an all time snack in various parts of India.But the taste always differ due to the use of local spices. This is the sole reason you get to tatse different type of spicy puffed rice with different names in each region. In my college days street vendors outside my college use to sell this delicious spicy puffed rice locally known in our part as ( jhaal muri). Though today I prepare it in the most hygienic way but I must admit that the spicy puffed rice made by those street vendors are more yummy. Till today there are various street joints selling only such puffed rice, are the most crowd puller during lunch break or after office. The reasons are- it wil never hard hit your pocket, too tasty and light and a guilt free snack. You can have it anytime, I assure it will not affect your diet plan.


Puffed rice    6 cups
Red onion      1 finely chopped
Green chilly    1 finely chopped
Chopped coconut pieces 1/2 table spoon (optional) 
Roasted peanut  3 table spoon
Boiled potato      2 table spoon(very small cubes )
Cucumber           1 table spoon finely chopped
Tomatoes (deseeded)  1/2 table spoon chopped
Dry roasted coriander powder 1/2  teaspoon
Fresh cliantro      1 table spoon finely chopped
Lemon juice         1 table spoon
Fried small chicken cubes   2 table spoon (optional)
Raisin            few (6 to 10)
Mustard oil/ vegetable oil   1  teaspoon
Salt  and pepper             to taste

Take a big bowl and in it take all the ingredients except puffed rice and roasted peanut. I use mustard oil but for some the taste may be too stong so you can use vegetable oil. Mix well. Now add the crisp puffed rice and peanuts.Mix well and serve immediately. Take hand full of spicy puffed rice open your mouth and munch, this is the best way to have it. Happy snacking!

Few of my friends are having difficulty to understand the method so here is the video which will help you to understand better. The video is in Indian language but the subtitle will make it easier for you. This is the authentic way of preparing spicy puffed rice (jhaal muri)but my recipe is bit different from that shown on the video but I just want to show you the procedure and mainly the puffed rice-

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katerina said...

This recipe looks fantastic. I wonder what is the difference betwwen rice and puffed rice. If I cannot find it here in Greece can I substitute and with what?

Anonymous said...

Yummy looking bowl of puffed rice! Quite healthy & colorful!

Priya said...

Absolutely delicious spicy puffed rice..

Anonymous said...

The puffed rice sounds fantastic! I would love to make it for my daughter - she would really love it!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I don't think I've ever had a puffed rice dish. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun to eat :)
*kisses* HH

alwayswinner786 said...

Hi Katerina,
It's great to know that you loved spicy puffed rice. Puffed rice is very different from regular rice.A traditional puffed rice called muri is made by heating rice in a sand-filled oven. Muri is to rice as popcorn is to corn.
Now I can't tell you any substitute of it but you can go to German grocery store and asked for Puffreis / Reiswaffel (as far as my knowledge goes it is same) or Asian food store and ask for puffed rice. Another good way is buy online from amazon or any Indian online spice shop they are also known as Mumra or Mamra. I hope you will love this new healthy snack.

Reeni said...

What a delicious way to make puffed rice! I have never had this before - would love to try it. Thanks for showing us the video!

Suman Singh said...

love jhaal muri and that looks irresistible..going to hv this for snack in the eve..deelicious!

Mary said...

This sounds wonderful, but it will be hard for me to find puffed rice. I wager I'll be able to find it when we are in India. I'm looking forward to it. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

My Little Space said...

Hi Su, thanks for the link! I've already replaced it. Hope you're enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

Padhu said...

We often used to have this .This is a guilt free snack . In India it is very common

Angie's Recipes said...

I never had puffed rice this way...looks delish!

Julie said...

The raisins were quite a surprise when I was reading the ingredient list. I've never had anything like this before and it sounds really wonderful!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Wonderful recipe. Love the distinct flavors at play here. Nice balance with the addition of the raisins.

Foodessa said...

I think I shall be on the look out for puffed rice ;o)
Very appetizing dish and I'm ready to eat it all up right now!

Ciao for now,