Puffed Rice/Murmura/Borugulu Mixture

Evening Tea is a must for me & my husband and if you have a snack to munch on while sipping some hot hot tea, that enhances the taste of a simple tea/chai. When you have young kids at home, you are always on lookout for healthy snacks to feed them as well. Indian Mixture in general would be a fried item, but this puffed rice mixture uses very less oil – max of 1 1/2 tbsp and makes it a healthier version of mixture. This lasts for a very long time and hence you can make it in bulk and store it in an air tight container. However I should warn you, since its so very tasty, you might end up over eating it and so wont last long… 😉Puffed Rice Mixture (7)

Ingredients:

  1. Puffed Rice – 4 cups
  2. Mustard Seeds – 1/2 Tsp
  3. Roasted Chana Dal/Dalia – 2 Tbsp
  4. Green chilly/Thai Pepper – 4 Slit (The ones used here are very small in size but very spicy.)
  5. Curry Leaves – few
  6. Asafoetida/ Hing – a pinch
  7. Turmeric – a pinch
  8. Dry Fine Shredded Unsweetened Coconut – 1 1/2 Tbsp
  9. Roasted Peanuts – 1/2 cup
  10. Roasted Cashews – 1/4 cup
  11. Salt – to Taste
  12. Oil – 1 1/2 Tbsp

Method:

  • Add 1/2 Tbsp of oil to a wide wok and roast the peanuts and cashews one by one until it turns light golden and set aside.Puffed Rice Mixture (1)
  • Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  • Add the roasted chana dal and roast until it turns light golden.
  • Add green chilly, curry leaves and saute until the curry leaves is totally dry.
  • add hing, turmeric, salt and dry shredded coconut.
  • Add Puffed Rice mix well using 2 spatulas.
  • Switch off the gas. Add roasted peanuts, cashews and mix well.
  • Let it cool down and store in an air tight container.
  • Enjoy with your evening tea.Puffed Rice Mixture (6)Puffed Rice Mixture (7)

Notes:

  • You may add any nuts of your choice instead of cashews.
  • You may substitute dry shredded coconut with dry coconut slices as well or you may even skip it.

 

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