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Monday, January 9, 2012

Puffed Rice Snack (Jhal Mudi/Marmaralu)

Indian Vegetarian Snacks Special
Andhra/Bengali/Oriya Cuisine
Puffed Rice Snack (Jhal Mudi/Marmaralu)
Serves 2

Ingredients:
Puffed Rice (Murmure/Marmaralu/Mudhi/Muri)- 4 Cups
Onion- 1 Medium, Finely Chopped
Tomatoes- 1 Small, (Optional)
Green Chillies- 2, Slit & De seeded
Fresh Coriander Leaves- 2 Tbsp., Finely Chopped
Carrot- 2 Tbsp., Finely Chopped
Potato- 2 Tbsp., Boiled & Finely Chopped
Cucumber- 1 Tbsp., Peeled & Finely Chopped

Salt- To Taste
Red Chilli Powder- 1 Tsp.
Chat Masala- ½ Tsp.
Lemon Juice-

Namkeen/Sev- 1 Cup  (here it is a mix of Ratlami Sev & Aloo Bhujia)
Roasted Peanuts- 1 Tbsp.
Mustard Oil (Kacchi Ghani Sarson Tel)- 1 Tbsp. (this is drizzled by the Vendors just before serving!!)

Method:
In a Bowl, mix all the Ingredients including Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Chat Masala & Lemon Juice except Mustard Oil
Add Mustard Oil at last and Toss well 
Serve Fresh Immediately!

Tips:
Famous mostly in the Coastal Andhra Region (including our Paternal Hometown of Arasavilli) Srikakulam, Vizag, Orissa Border, Berhampur &of course Odisha, Bengal etc.

Use Thick Skinned Tomato with less Juice
If Raw Mango is not available, can use Lime Juice
Can Add Sprouted or Dry Roasted Moong, Kaala Chana, 1 Tbsp. each of Finely Chopped Coconut & Raw Mango

Sprouts (are formed the process of 'Sprouting', also called 'Living/Wonder Foods') are a great source of Nutrition packed with a Super Healthy & Interesting Nutritional Content called the 'Digestible Energy, Proteins, Vitamin C, Low in Calories making them Diabetic Friendly, helps to Lower Blood Cholesterol, Liver Fat etc.

Can add Dry Roasted Foxnut (Makhana) in this as well

Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)

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