It doesn’t matter whether you’re from England or Emirates or Canada or Caribbean, this Indian treat has an amazing power to keep your sacred tummy intact whilst it delivers some medicinal protection to your system since there is no hint of the term ‘junk’ in this leisure time snack.
In Mumbai it’s known as Bhelpuri, Jhal muri in Kolkatta and Churmuri in Bangalore. Well, whatever it is, Jhalmuri has all the ingredients to make you happy. It is one of those perfect savory snacks to enjoy any time.
Well, while watching Eat St. on Food Channel I came across a British guy preparing the same treat on street corners in London surrounded by bunch of folks to boast about it. His way of incorporating everything from dicing the veggies to sprinkling the spices were all fun to watch. Each ingredient in that recipe made me literally drool. I know how tasty it is when you bring together rice puffs, roasted peanuts, cucumber, fresh tomato, ginger and a hint of red onions. Well, finally I ended up making two times the same evening….
Here’s the recipe to pamper you with a simple yet awesome treat.
2 cups puffed rice
1 ½ cup cucumber, finely chopped
2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1 ½ cup roasted peanuts
¾ cup Coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp honey
1 ½ tbsp chaat masala
Salt to taste
In a medium bowl, mix together all the chopped vegetables: cucumber, tomato, onion, ginger and coriander. Add lime juice, honey, chaat masala and salt. Mix well. Add puffed rice and roasted peanuts to the vegetable mixture. Enjoy!