Jhal Muri/Moodi Recipe -Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri is a street snack originating from the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, made of puffed rice and an assortment of spices, vegetables, and chana or bhujia. Serve Jhal Muri as a tea time snack with a cup of masala chai.

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Jhal Muri/Moodi Recipe -Spicy Puffed Rice
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Jhal Muri/Moodi is a delicious crunchy snack found in almost every street corner of Kolkata. The flavors of this delectable snack is from the special Muri Masala and Mustard Oil that is so closely associated with the vendors. Jhal Muri/Moodi is simple and quick to make and is very similar to the Mumbai Bhel, without the chutneys and sev imparting strong flavors from the mustard oil and muri/moodi masala.

Make your own homemade muri masala by following this link Muri Masala Recipe Kolkata Style Used in Jhal Muri

In Bengali Jhal means spicy and muri means puffed rice and hence the name. The spiciness of the jhal muri is balanced by added some crunchy fresh cucumbers. It is wholesome and nutritious with the addition of vegetables and peanuts in it. Puffed rice is light to eat and kids love this crunchy snack. You can whip up a big batch of Jhal Muri in no time if you have sudden guests. Serve it for your next chaat party and wow your guests.

Serve the Jhal Muri immediately as a tea time snack along with Masala Chai.

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Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Steel Mixing Bowl
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

0 M

Total in

15 M


4 Servings


  • 3 cups Puffed rice
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber , chopped fine
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , boiled and diced
  • 1 Tomato , chopped fine
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 2 tablespoons Dry coconut (kopra) , chopped
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Muri Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard oil

How to make Jhal Muri/Moodi Recipe -Spicy Puffed Rice

  1. To begin making the Jhal Muri/Moodi Recipe, in a large bowl combine all the ingredients listed like the puffed rice, potatoes, onions, cucumber, tomatoes, green chillis, peanuts, dry coconut, coriander leaves, lemon juice, muri masala and mustard oil and give it a good stir until well combined.

  2. Check the salt, spice and tanginess and adjust to suit your taste. Serve immediately.

  3. Serve the Jhal Muri immediately as a tea time snack along with Masala Chai