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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