Munch On the Tasty Bengali Street Food: Jhalmuri

Munch On the Tasty Bengali Street Food: Jhalmuri

Nomoshkar! To everyone who loves to eat Bengali food. I hope you all guessed that from where today’s recipe belongs. Yes, it is from Kolkata, West Bengal, and its name is “Jhalmuri.” So, before jumping on to the recipe, let’s get some knowledge about Bengali cuisine.

Bengali cuisine is emphasized on fish, vegetables, and lentils with rice and its many food traditions are drawn from social activities. It is known for its different use of flavours and desserts. Rather than food served all at once, Bengali cuisine uses the French cuisine style in which the food is served in courses, and it has the only traditionally developed multi courses.

Puffed Rice
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Bengali street food is also very popular, and one of the most popular street foods is Jhalmuri. That means spicy, and the muri mean puffed rice. Thus, it is a spicy muri made with puffed rice, chickpeas, mustard oil, chanachur, spices, and vegetables. It is not only famous in India but also in other parts of the world. It first gained popularity in London by British chef Angus Denoon. He tried the jhalmuri in Kolkata, and then he started selling it on the streets of London. So, this was all about it. Know it’s time for the jhalmuri recipe.

Per serving of Jhalmuri contains 250 kcal

Carbohydrates 5.02g

Protein 4.5g

Fat 3.7g

Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min


Black Chickpeas
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For Bhaja Masala

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green cardamom
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • A pinch of salt

For Jhalmuri

  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • 2 tbsp chana jor garam
  • 1 fresh green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sev
  • 1 tbsp white peas, boiled
  • 2 tbsp onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp black chickpeas, soaked
  • 2 tbsp tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp bhaja masala
  • ½ small potato, boiled & chopped
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil from pickle
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coconut, chopped


Munch On the Tasty Bengali Street Food: Jhalmuri
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For Bhaja Masala

  1. In a pan, add all ingredients and dry roast them until fragrant.
  2. Once it cooled down, transfer it into a mixer grinder and grind it into a fine powder.
  3. Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside for further use.


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For Jhalmuri

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients one by one.
  2. Now mix it properly.
  3. Serve it into a bowl.

The Bengali Jhalmuri is ready to serve. Relish this tasty Bengali street food to calm your evening hunger.