Kids always demanded potato chips or popcorn whenever we went for an outing. I wanted to give them something yummy which would make them forget chips etc. Once we went for a long drive and this Murmure snack or murhi was a big hit. These are very easy to prepare, very light, healthy and tasty. These take only ten minutes to prepare, have a long shelf life and are low in fat. These are also a perfect snack to carry with you while travelling. No need to buy unhealthy chips, snacks or chocolates for kids when you are travelling. They are also a perfect accompaniment to evening Tea when you don’t want to munch on something unhealthy (As you can see from my cups of tea )
Murmure are used in many other recipes like bhelpuri, jhal murhi or chikkis.
We usually make them with peanuts but this time as I had some chana at home we added that also to the murhi.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 10 minutes
250 grams murmure or puffed rice
200 grams peanuts
100 grams chana (Bengal gram)
3 tbsp oil
¼ tsp mustard seeds or rai
½ tsp turmeric powder ( haldi)
salt to taste (I have used 1 tsp)
½ tsp red chili powder
½ tsp pudina/mint powder (optional)
To make Puffed Rice/ Murmure Snack
Heat oil in a big wok. First add the peanuts and sauté them for 2-3 minutes. Take them out when they are done. Now fry chanas for 3-4 minutes in the same oil. Take them out and mix with the peanuts. Add red chili powder to the nuts. Keep them aside.
Now add some mustard seeds to the oil. Once they start crackling add turmeric powder and immediately add puffed rice or murmure. Mix well so that murmure are uniformly coated with yellow color from turmeric. Add salt and keep on mixing. After 2-3 minutes murmure should be done. They will be crunchy. Add peanuts and chana to them and mix well. Take off the heat. Sprinkle Pudina powder over murmure and mix.
Store Puffed Rice/ Murmure Snack in an air tight container after they have cooled down completely. These have a long shelf life. In my kitchen you can always find one jar full of these yummy treats.