Whenever people discuss about Indian street food culture, Kolkata gets a special mention. From rolls to mughlai parathas, to phuchkas, to chop- the list is long and delicious. These food items are not only an important part of a Bengali's food habit, but also holds a special position in the to-do list when a person visits Bengal from other states. One of such lip-smacking street foods is 'jhalmuri'. The Bengali word 'jhal' means spicy (hot) and 'muri' means puffed rice or what we call 'murmura'. It is basically murmura mixed with spices, boiled potatoes, oil, onion, chanachur (Bengali version of sev) etc. It is a quintessential part of Bengali snacks. 'Jhalmuri' can also be considered as a distant cousin of 'bhelpuri'.
If you are a Bengali street food lover, then surely you have experienced the taste of 'jhalmuri' from CR Park in Delhi. But in the present lockdown situation, going out and having 'jhalmuri' from CR Park seems to be an impossible task. Hence the only solution is to make it at home. Although there is room for experimentation with the ingredients of 'jhalmuri', here we bring you a foolproof step-by-step recipe for the classic street-style 'jhalmuri' recipe.
The ingredients you need to make street-style 'jhalmuri' are - murmura, cucumber, tomato, green chilli, onion, coriander leaves, peanuts, chana, chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt, mustard oil and lemon juice. These ingredients can easily be available in almost every kitchen.
Here's The Recipe Video For Kolkata's Famous Street Food 'Jhalmuri':
What are you waiting for? Get set and prepare 'jhalmuri' for evening snacks and enjoy with you 'kadak' chai!
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