churumuri recipe, how to make churumuri

churumuri recipe with step by step pics. churumuri is a puffed rice snack that is also a street food in karnataka. there are many ways churumuri is made across karnataka varying from region to region. puffed rice is also called as mandakki in kannada language.

churumuri recipe

dry and wet snacks made from puffed rice are popular all over india. whereas in western india, bhel puri is popular. in eastern parts of india, there is jhal muri.

making churumuri is very easy and within 15 minutes you are all sorted to serve. unlike bhel puri, one does not need to make spicy and sweet chutney for churumuri snack. you don’t even need to boil potatoes. i make churumuri pretty often than making bhel puri for evening snacks when i am short of time. it is tasty, healthy as well as filling.

i am sharing a quick (read fatafat in hindi) version of churumuri. one which i make on occasions. one of the main ingredients in karnataka style churumuri is coconut oil. now this coconut oil simply elevates the entire taste of churumuri and imparts a great taste. while mustard oil is used in jhalmuri, coconut oil is added in churumuri.

if you do not have coconut oil, then please skip it. though an important flavor profile will be missing. other oils simply won’t give you that taste and flavor. when using coconut oil, please do use edible coconut oil and not the coconut oil that is used for hair. edible coconut oil is easily available on amazon.

this churumuri recipe is spicy, tangy and crunchy which you will like. churumuri has a melange of veggies like finely chopped onions, tomatoes and grated carrots along with some crunchy peanuts and spiced with red chilli powder. for a tang tasty lemon juice is added. i also add some finely chopped green chillies which you can skip. in mango season, finely chopped raw unripe mangoes can also be added. you can even add cucumber. with a varied amount of ingredients added in it, churumuri makes for a tasty evening snack.

preparation for churumuri recipe

1. peel, rinse and finely chop 1 small to medium sized onion. also, rinse and finely chop 1 medium sized tomato. rinse, peel and grate 1 small carrot. also, rinse and finely chop 1 green chilli and some coriander leaves. keep aside. in the mango season, you can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped raw unripe green mango. use a fine grater for grating carrot.

making churumuri recipe

2. the next step is to lightly roast the puffed rice. heat a pan or kadai. keep flame to low or medium-low. add 2 cups puffed rice.

making churumuri recipe

3. keep flame to a low or medium-low and stir often for 2 to 3 minutes.

making churumuri recipe

4. roast puffed rice grains till they are crispy and crunchy. do not brown the puffed rice.

making churumuri recipe

making churumuri

5. place the pan with the puffed rice on your kitchen counter. sprinkle 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and 2 to 3 pinches turmeric powder. also, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and ¼ cup roasted peanuts or masala peanuts or congress kadlekai (bangalore style spicy roasted peanuts). if using any other type of red chilli powder, then add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of it depending on its spiciness and pungency.

making churumuri recipe

6. season with ¼ to ⅓ teaspoon salt or add as per taste.

making churumuri recipe

7. mix the coconut oil, spice powder and salt with the puffed rice evenly. mix very well. the coconut oil will melt with the heat from the roasted puffed rice.

making churumuri recipe

8. now add the finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, grated carrots and 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. for small kids you can skip or add less of the kashmiri red chilli powder and green chillies.

making churumuri recipe

9. quickly add ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice. you can even squeeze lemon juice directly from halved lemons. you can add less or more lemon juice as per your taste buds.

making churumuri recipe

10. mix quickly.

churumuri recipe

11. serve churumuri straight away. if you serve after some minutes, the puffed rice becomes soggy. while serving churumuri you can sprinkle some sev (fried gram flour vermicelli) and a few coriander leaves.

churumuri recipe

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churumuri recipe

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churumuri is a tasty vegan & gluten free puffed rice snack that is also a street food in karnataka. there are many versions of making churumuri across karnataka. churumuri is very easy to make and gets done in less than 15 minutes.
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course:brunch,snacks
Cuisine:indian street food,karnataka
Servings (change the number to scale):2
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups puffed rice (murmura, mandakki, pori)
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts or masala peanuts or congress kadelakai (bangalore style spicy roasted peanuts)
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 to 3 pinches turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ to ⅓ teaspoon salt or add as per taste
  • 1 small to medium onion , finely chopped or ¼ to ⅓ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped or ⅓ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup finely grated carrot or 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped raw unripe green mango – optional
  • 1 green chilli – chopped – optional
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • sev for garnish – optional

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation for churumuri recipe

  • peel, rinse and finely chop the onion & tomato. rinse, peel and grate 1 small carrot. rinse and finely chop 1 green chilli and some coriander leaves. 
  • keep aside. in the mango season, you can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped raw unripe green mango.
  • the next step is to lightly roast the puffed rice. heat a pan or kadai. keep flame to low or medium-low. add 2 cups puffed rice.
  • keep flame to a low or medium-low and stir often for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • roast puffed rice grains till they are crispy and crunchy. do not brown the puffed rice.

making churumuri

  • place the pan with the puffed rice on your kitchen counter. sprinkle 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder and 2 to 3 pinches turmeric powder. 
  • also add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and ¼ cup roasted peanuts or masala peanuts or congress kadlekai (bangalore style spicy roasted peanuts).
  • season with ¼ to ⅓ teaspoon salt or add as per taste.
  • mix the coconut oil, spice powder and salt with the puffed rice evenly. mix very well. the coconut oil will melt with the heat from the roasted puffed rice.
  • now add the finely chopped veggies, green chillies and coriander leaves. for small kids you can skip or add less of the kashmiri red chilli powder and green chillies.
  • quickly add ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice. you can even squeeze lemon juice directly from halved lemons. you can add less or more lemon juice as per your taste buds.
  • mix quickly and serve churumuri straight away. if you serve after some minutes, the puffed rice becomes soggy. while serving churumuri you can sprinkle some sev and a few coriander leaves.

NOTES

tips for making churumuri
  • churumuri recipe can be easily halved or doubled.
  • you can add less or more quantity of red chilli powder.
  • you can skip green chillies if you want. 
  • skip coconut oil if you do not have it. 
  • lemon juice can be added less or more as per your taste buds. 
  • black salt can also be added with regular salt. 

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
churumuri recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 461mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4455IU89%
Vitamin C 20.1mg24%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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4 comments/reviews

  1. I made it for the first time.it came out so well that I was thrilled…and looking forward to making it again5 stars

  2. hi mam in hindi it is churumuri, in telugu maramaralu or borugulu ,yester day i tryed beautiful taste,thanks a lot