Jhal Muri - Jhal Moodi - Bengali Snack

by Mishti
(Chennai, India)

Jhal Muri Ingredients:

- Puffed rice - 2 cups
- Onion - 1 chopped finely
- Potato - 1 medium sized, boiled and diced
- Cucumber - 1/2 cup diced
- Boiled chickpeas - 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice - 4 tsp
- Masala powder - 2.5 tsp
- Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup
- Coconut - 2 tbsp of small pieces
- Ginger and green chillies - little (optional)
- Coriander leaves - to garnish
- Salt - to taste
- Mustard oil - 2 tsp (optional)

Method to make Masala Powder for Jhaal Muri:

Dry roast3 tsp jeera (cumin seeds), 1 tsp coriander seeds and 2 red chillies. Cool and grind together to powder.

How to make Jhal Muri:

Mix all ingredients except puffed rice. Add the puffed rice and mix well just before serving.

Enjoy this Bengali snack food in your home.

This is original Kolkata jhal Muri / moodi, available in the road side, and tastes yum and perfect! It is healthy too!

Thought this seems similar to the Bombay Bhel, it is quite different in taste and flavor. Jhaal Muri is also easier and faster to make.

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Nov 20, 2012
incomparable roadside dishes of calcutta
by: subramaniam

all these roadside eatables gives much better taste which we won't get in any star hotels too

Mar 08, 2012
don't eat jhal muri
by: sushobhan

jhal muri khane se pet me acid release hote hai jisse ki aapki jaan bhi ja sakti hai.

Oct 06, 2011
spicy jhal moodi
by: Syju

When i was in Shillong, Meghalaya, i had tasted jhal moodi from hawkers which was very spicy and tasty. there were no peas and chikpeas in that rather boiled potato and some masala.

can any of you tell me the receipe for the same.

May 06, 2011
Red chutney for jhal muri
by: Ramesh

Some moodi vendors add red chutney paste. Any one have recipe for that?

Mar 04, 2011
More info
by: Anonymous

Jhal muri was invented by hawkers in passenger trains between Bankura and Purulia districts of West Bengal. In fact, during early 70s you'd not get jhal muri in trains once you crossed the Bankura-Midnapore border. It did not originate in Kolkata.

Jan 28, 2011
Jhal muri masala
by: Nayana


The recipe for masala powder is given within the recipe itself.

Here it is again.

Method to make Masala Powder for Jhaal Muri:

Dry roast 3 tsp jeera(cumin seeds),
1 tsp coriander seeds and 2 red chillies.
Cool and grind together to powder.

Easy and simple, isn't it?

Jan 27, 2011
Masala Powder
by: Anonymous

You have mentioned an ingredient as 'masala powder'.. Does this refer to any particular masala or is it a mix of a few masala powders

Feb 18, 2010
by: admin


Jhal Muri is a name of a bengali dish/ snack.

Puffed rice is 'Kadale puri' in kannada which is used to make 'churmuri'

You can also find the ingredients names in English, Kannada and some other Indian languages by going to
Ingredients lists with English and Indian Names

If any ingredient is missing, let us know and we will add it.

Thank you cor commenting. Have a great day and do come back again.

Feb 15, 2010
by: Anonymous

write few words in southern languages like telugu/kannada/tamil/malayalam. so that we can understand some words like puffed rice/jhal muri/etc.

Jan 13, 2010
your recipes
by: Anonymous

I look forward to your recipes.

Have a great day!

Jan 07, 2010
by: Mishti


I am glad you enjoyed it...look out for more of my recipes.


Jan 06, 2010
I made jhal muri today!
by: Anonymous

Hi Misti,

I made this today and the kids loved it. I usually make bombay bhel but this was easier and simpler. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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