Roasted murmura
Roasted murmura/ dry snacks
Written by Jayashree
Published on November 1, 2015

Roasted murmura is a light and dry snack ideal to store at home. It is liked by children as well as adults.

Roasted murmura and rice flakes are commonly found in most homes of South India.  They are ideal  as a light snack with tea in the evenings and  stay good for a long time.

Murmura is commonly called as puffed rice in English. Other names of murmura are mandalu , churmuri, mandakki, mamra, kurmura, mudi

Growing up, we always had it at home. Now, I too prepare either one of them  to have as a light snack when children are hungry. Advantages of having roasted murmura at home

  • easy to binge
  • liked by adults and kids
  • good to have a few snacks ready on the shelf
  • it is low in calorie
  • light on stomach

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Roasted Murmura Recipe:

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 kg murmura
  • 1 bowl peanuts
  • 1/2 bowl split dalia
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • a few curry leaves

Method :

Take a kadai, add oil and make the seasoning. Add cumin, asafoetida, turmeric powder and then put in groundnuts. Allow to cook them for two minutes, then add split dalia.  Add curry leaves and cumin powder. After a few  seconds, add chilli powder and salt, mix well and switch of the gas. Add the murmura and mix well. Heat it for sometime. This make it crisper. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Take a tip:

  • Murmura should be crisp.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder.
  • Roast the peanuts for a few seconds, they should be crunchy.
  • Adding curry leaves gives a good taste to it.
  • Do not skip adding asafoetida.

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Roasted Murmura

Roasted murmura is a handy snack to store at home. When kids are hungry, a ready to eat snack.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword churmuri, dry snacks, hurida mandalu, karnataka dishes, karnataka recipes, recipes with murmura, snacks to store, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg murmura
  • 1/2 bowl dalia
  • 1 bowl groundnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • a few curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Take oil in a kadai, heat it, add cumin, asafoetida and turmeric powder. As it splutters, put the groundnuts and let it cook for sometime. 

  2. Then add split dalia. Put cumin powder and curry leaves. Put salt, chilli powder and give a stir. Remove from heat.

  3. Mix the murmura in it. Now, heat it on a low flame for sometime to give crispiness.

  4. When cool, store in an air tight container.

Recipe Notes

  • Adjust the quantity if chilli powder.
  • Roast the peanuts for a few seconds, they should be crunchy.
  • Adding curry leaves gives a good taste to it.
  • Do not skip adding asafoetida.

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19 Comments

  1. Shubha

    Perfect tea time snack!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Shubha

      Reply
  2. Sowmiasgalley

    Simple and tasty snack.. I like this savory version of murmura

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Welcome to my blog ! Thankyou so much

      Reply
  3. Gauri

    This is a perfect anytime snack, delicious 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Gauri

      Reply
  4. Anu Nagaraja

    this is such an addictive snack. looks yum and crunchy. i make it too. but now soo tempted . need to make it again 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Anu

      Reply
  5. Sapana Behl

    Roasted murmura looks very tasty. Perfect to munch on with watching movie

    Reply
  6. Jagruti

    Your post reminds me of my childhood, almost everyday we used to take roasted mamra to school.

    Reply
  7. Mayuri Patel

    I love making roasted mumra to snack on. Next time will add the roasted dalia too.

    Reply
  8. Vidya Narayan

    Loved the recipe and this is the best tea time snack ever!! Cheers

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vidya..agree with you.

      Reply
  9. Maria

    Very light and yummy snack! I even love to sprinkle it over chaats at times for texture. Never made it at home though. Thank you for the recipe!

    Reply
  10. Azlin Bloor

    This is such a wonderful snack, I know that my kids are going to love it, Jaya. Must be so addictive with all those spices.

    Reply
  11. seema

    The spices, the crispy murmura all make this an exciting snack for every teatime. We always had it in stock in the corner of the snack cupboard and loved it.

    Reply
  12. sizzlingtastebuds

    totally my kind of snack.. guiltfree and delicious..

    Reply
  13. mayurisjikoni

    Adding peanuts and roasted chickpea to roasted murmura is a wonderful idea. I usually don’t add them. However, next time will do so.

    Reply
    • poonampagar

      Roasted Murmura is such a healthy and guilt-free treat for all ages. We love it with peanuts, coconut flakes, and dalia.

      Reply

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