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Spicy puffed rice ( Jhaal Mudi )

Updated on December 29, 2016
puffed rice. Easy and tasty snack
puffed rice. Easy and tasty snack | Source
4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Spicy puffed rice

Puffed rice is a famous east Indian recipe. It is known as jhal mudi in eastern India (basically the bengal region), Pori in south India and murmure in other pats of India. Basically it has a diffrenet name in every different region of India., It is made by steaming rice.

Puffed rice is one of the most famous street foods in Mumbai, Orissa and Bengal. Even though it is used more for snacks, it is served in some parts of India as an offering to the Lord in the temples.

This snack is one of the most easiest and fastest snack I have ever cooked. I do not use cilantro my recipe because I cannot bear the smell of raw cilantro leaves.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2 cups


  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 1 green chili, chopped in small pieces ( the amount of chili can be increased or decreased as per taste)
  • salt, as per taste
  • 1 boiled potato, chopped in small pieces
  • 1/4 spoon chaat masala, as per taste
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped in small pieces
  • 1 tomato, chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 carrot, chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp mustard oil, optional
  • 1/4 peanuts, roasted
  • 1/4 cup sev, found in any Indian market
  • 1/4 cup coconut, chopped in small pieces
  1. Add all the ingredients excepting the mustard oil with the puffed rice and mix well.
  2. Once the ingredients are mixed, add the mustard oil and mix again. Serve immediately. Mustard oil is exceptional, I do not use mustard oil whenever I prepare puffed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Calories 140
Calories from Fat0
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Jhaal Muri (Spicy Puffed Rice)


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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub, and recipe. GBY

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. Like you, I cannot tolerate the smell or taste of cilantro, so I won't be using it either. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe and I like the fact that it doesn't have a lot of calories.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thanks m0dr0r! :)

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      Stoill Barzakov 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      ^^^^^^ loves spicy food.

      Voted up.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Dear rebeccamealey, this is a very tasty snack too, you can add as many vegetables yo want!

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thanks kashmir56!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great rice recipe sounds very delicious,i will try it because i love rice .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This sounds like a great snack. Thanks for sharing. It's so unique! I vote this up and interesting!