How to Make Jhaal Muri / Spiced Puffed Rice Mix - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Jhaal Muri / Spiced Puffed Rice Mix

Jhaal Muri is a typical Bengali street food that is enjoyed throughout the state; it is a close cousin of the famous Maharashtrian Bhel puri. ‘Jhaal’ in Bengal means ‘spicy’ and ‘muri is puffed rice – it is served in paper cones by the street vendors. Crunchy puffed rice along with minced veggies, peanuts, mustard oil and a blend of spices makes for an instant delight. Enjoy it with a cup of afternoon tea.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People  15-20 Minutes   5-10 Minutes


  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup cucumber, chopped
  • ¼ cup boiled potatoes, diced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp green mango, minced
  • 1 tsp green chili, minced
  • 2 tbsp peanuts, roasted
  • 2-3 tbsp bhujia sev
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil

For Jhaal Muri Masala

  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala


Step 1

Dry roast the puffed rice in a pan for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously for extra crunch.

Step 2

Mix all the ingredients listed for the jhaal muri masala and store in an airtight container. Use as necessary.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine puffed rice, chopped onion, cucumber, tomato, potato, green chillies, peanuts, coriander leaves, green mango, bhujia sev and toss to mix well.

Step 4

Add mustard oil and 1-2 tsp of prepared jhaal muri masala and toss again to mix well. Serve immediately with a cup of tea.

Nutritional Information

Calories 140 K cal
Proteins 2.6 g
Fats 9.8 g
Carbohydrates 11.4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 599 mg
Potassium 206 mg
Tip: Make sure to serve it immediately, as with time the puffed rice will lose its crunchiness and will not taste good.
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