Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Churmuri (Spicy Puffed Rice)


I can see so many people drooling just by reading the name Churmuri. Just like golgappe/pani poori is for North Indians, I feel churmuri is for Kannadigas (people from Karnataka State, India). I am not saying, Kannadigas donot like golgappe, they love to eat golgappe too :D Churmuri is a street food/chaat of Karnataka. Street vendors sell puffed rice mixed with seasonings and served in a newspaper rolled into a cone. Churmuri can have a number of toppings. The combination of finely chopped onions, chopped cilantro, grated carrots and dry roasted peanuts is one of the most popular toppings for churmuri.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) This street food doesnot call for perfect measurements. Throw in carrots, tomatoes, onions grated mango, chopped cucumber, murukku ( a fried snack) or fried dhal according to your choice & believe me it tastes great :D

Note: Sorry for the delay in posting a recipe. I was on a trip for 5 days & later the sea sickness hit me hard. I will write more about my trip in my next post. Also, I need to catch up with so many recipes posted by my blogger friends.
  
Ingredients: (Serves 3-4)
Puffed rice/Puri/Murmura/Mandakki:  4 cups
Finely chopped onion: 3 tbsp
Grated carrot: 2 tbsp
Congress/roasted peanuts: 1-2 tbsp
Green chilli paste: 1/4 tsp (adjust according to your family needs)
Chaat masala: a pinch (optional)
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp (adjust according to your family needs)
Salt: According to taste
Cumin seeds powder: 1/4 tsp
Chopped tomato: 2 tbsp (optional, but recommended)
Sev: 2 tbsp
Oil: 1 tsp
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp (adjust according to your family needs)


Method:
  • Heat the puffed rice in the microwave for a minute for more crispness (Note: this step is completely optional. if you use a puffed rice that is already crisp & fresh, no need for this. I always do this as I donot find the puffed rice fresh here in Singapore).
  • Take a large bowl. Throw in the onions, carrots. green chilli paste, red chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin seeds powder & mix well. Now add the puffed rice, salt, roasted peanuts, oil & mix again. Finally add the tomato, sev, lemon juice, coriander leaves. Mix them thoroughly & serve immediately. 

Note:
  • Because of the addition of tomatoes, the puffed rice becomes soggy very fast. Hence, it is advised to be consumed immediately.
  • Throw in grated raw mangoes or finely chopped cucumbers for different versions of churmuri. 

25 comments:

  1. I love charmuri! and this looks delicous!

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  2. I love to have this anytime...especially luv the beach churmuri version...I like adding crushed nippat to my churmuri...

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  3. A perfect tea-time snack!!

    Nice tempting clicks :-)

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  4. I dived into the post before even publishing comments on my blog.LOL..I am already drooling at that picture!!!!

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  5. oh that looks so good and really mouthwatering,long since i had this one...absolutely yummy sush..and happy ugadi..

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  6. hey sush,
    Am droooooooooooooooooooooooooooling :) tea kudita idini, nimma post nodi...churmuri tinnoke aase agtide :)
    good one

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  7. I love churmuri...back into those college days, when I used to hog almost everyday...

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  8. looks very tempting and perfect for tea.

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  9. Yes every part of india has different name to all street food recipes. In mangalore they call it as Mandakki.
    I am a big fan of Churmuri.
    Again I am a big fan of Churmuri. :)

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  10. Reminds me of so many things...gadi churmuri...childhood and a gut that could digest all varieties of street foods :)

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  11. This is one savory from my childhood that I can never forget..... & still I go weak in my knee for it..... Especially in the month of April, I visit my native..Puttur..for the Jaathre.... Oh! I visit that fair only to savor these like crazy...literally crazy .... believe me..... I hog like say 3-4 packets they make..... CHURMURI..... Baayalli neeru banthu..... Ellavu kannina munde bandu ninthithu.... Avaru thayaaru maaduvaaga naanu baayalli neeru baruththa kaayuvudu.... I remembered it all.... Why do we have to grow???? How I wish I was the same age???? KUDOS!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  12. Love churmuri and this looks very tempting.

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  13. Happy Ugadi to u and ur family. Loved the color and the ingredients of the churmure. I prefer to add a a tinge of mustard oil to give it the masala mudi flavour. You have very interesting recipes and following u to enjoy them as u post.

    Chitchat

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  14. Love this! Perfect for evening snack :)

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  15. Yummyy snack... looks perfect.. nice blog.. :)

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  16. I love bhel and so I'm guessing i'll love this one too :)

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  18. Soooo tempting churmuri...

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  19. This sounds really gud,I make a simpler version,! Nice tea time snack!

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  20. nice, i make this often but in a different way.will try this soon

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