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Murmura- Makhana Chivda

Murmura & Makahana Chivda is a simple and easy snack recipe prepared with puffed rice, fox nuts, peanuts, and fine sev. This recipe has less calories and is definitely a healthier option. Lets see how its done

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut / groundnut
  • 1 tsp mustard / rai
  • 1 dried red chilli (broken)
  • Few Garlic pods with skin (Gently smashed) - Optional 
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 3 cup murmura / puffed rice / churumuri / mandakki
  • 1 Cup Makhana
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup Sev or any Namkeen (optional)
  1. Take a big kadai & add in 1 cup makhana 
  2. Roast them till its crisp and roasted & keep them aside
  3. Then in the same kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and add ¼ cup peanut.
  4. Saute on medium flame till the peanuts turn golden and crunchy
  5. Then add 1 tsp mustard, 1 dried red chilli, a pinch of hing and few curry leaves.
  6. Saute and splutter well.
  7. Once they splutter on a low flame, add ¼ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp chilli powder. 
  8. Saute on low flame till raw smell of the masala goes away
  9. Now add 3 cup murmura along with the roasted Makhana & mix gently coating spices well.
  10. Turn off the flame and add ¼ tsp salt and ¾ cup sev (If using) mix well.
  11. Done. Cool the spicy murmura completely and store in airtight container for about 1 month.
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Notes : 
  • Peanuts, Makhana is all optional. You can make them without them as well
  • Even garlic is optional, but it does give a distinct taste. But if you dont eat or like garlic, it definitely can be avoided. 
  • Make sure to not burn the masala's hence, make sure you add them and saute only on low flame
  • I have used store bought sev which is added at the end. You can make one at home or also add any other namkeen which you have at home. Again this is optional 
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