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Quick & Light Evening Snack Recipe – Murmura Namkeen (Puffed Rice Snack)

Quick & Light Evening Snack Recipe – Murmura Namkeen (Puffed Rice Snack)

The easiest and the quickest of all the Indian homemade snack recipes is – Puffed Rice or Murmura Namkeen. If you are an Indian Chai lover and every time needs something savory – Namkeen or salted snack – with your evening tea, then you must try it out. It is very light, simple, non-fried, and seasoned with flavors. Generally, peanuts in this snack recipe are fried in a lot of oil, but I made it with roasted peanuts and very less oil compared to other Murmura namkeens.

Story Time

It is funny when I say that Jatin never had this Namkeen until we got married. Isn’t it strange? I think so. Well, I guess he lived all his life in Delhi and this snack or namkeen was never very much popular there. I came to know about it because my mom always loved cooking different cuisines, all across the globe and she always made all kinds of recipes at home. My dad always focused on having home-made food and that is why most of the things were made in our home only.

But this recipe got somewhere lost as we grew up and I came to know about it when I went to work in Gujrat. people loved homemade murmura namkeen there and would get it in the office too. After marriage, when Jatin and I went to live in Pune, Maharashtra, then again I saw everybody enjoying this quick and easy snack recipe.

Because of all these hints, one day I decided to make it at home. And while I was making it, Jatin was not sure how it would taste. But then came the moment of surprise – I made one big jar of it and it was gone in one day. Literally! It is so light and addictive that you can keep on munching and won’t realize that the entire jar is finished. Then for some time whenever I made this snack, it would be finished in a day or two. Now because we both do not snack on namkeens, it is been a long time since I did not make it. But while writing this blog, I started craving so I am going to make it soon.

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What is Murmura Namkeen?

Murmura Namkeen (or Mamra Namkeen, Puffed Rice Snack, Muri) is a popular North Indian snack recipe. But it is made in different parts of India in different styles. Everybody has their unique way and different spice blend to make this sweet and savory Namkeen recipe. It consists of roasted (or fried) peanuts, curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, puffed rice, and some spice blend.

It is very light and easy to make and is mostly prepared during the Indian festive season like Diwali and Holi. When a lot of guests come home during festivals, it feels much better to serve something homemade to them. And since this namkeen is very quick and easy and lasts for up to 2 to 3 weeks, you can make it in bulk and serve your guests with a hot cup of Chai.

What else can be added to Murmura Namkeen?

This is the most frequently asked question – what else can be included in this sweet and savory snack recipe?

You may include the following ingredients in this mixture:

  1. Roasted Nuts like Cashews, Almonds and Pistachios
  2. Dried Coconut Slices
  3. Roasted Chana (Black Chickpeas)
  4. Sev Bhujia
  5. Dry Red Chilli
  6. Asafoetida (Hing)

Murmura Namkeen (Puffed Rice Snack)

Is this recipe Vegan?

Yes. All the ingredients used in the recipe are plant-based and vegan. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, you can enjoy this recipe.

How to store Murmura Namkeen?

This Murmura Namkeen can be stored in a clean and dry air-tight container. It can easily last for up to 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature. So, you can make a big batch of it and enjoy it every day with your evening chai.

If it gets soft and soggy, transfer it to a pan and lightly roast until crispy. Store again in a clean air-tight container, when cooled completely.

More Indian Snack Recipes – just as good

  1. Bombay Style Sukha Bhel (Dry Bhel Puri)
  2. Punjabi Bread Pakoda
  3. Ragi Ke Ladoo (Finger Millet Energy Balls)
  4. Bajre ke Ladoo (Pearl Millet Energy Balls)
  5. Veg Hara Bhara Kebab
  6. Whole Wheat Nankhatai

Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this flavorful and light evening snack recipe – Murmura Namkeen – at home. I am sure you and your family will enjoy it. Try this delicious Indian vegetarian/vegan snack and be ready to grab all the appreciation coming your way. Beware! It gets addictive really fast.

If you try this recipe & like it too, please share the photo of your creation on Instagram and tag us @thefearlesscooking. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Love

Richa

Murmura Namkeen (Puffed Rice Snack)

Quick & Light Evening Snack Recipe – Murmura Namkeen (Puffed Rice Snack)

Quick. Easy. Light.

If you are someone who likes salted and savory snacks with a hot cup of evening chai, then CLICK on this recipe right away. This quick, easy, and extremely light snack is much better than any store-bought snacks or namkeens. 

Make a big batch. It finishes really fast. 

8

Servings

5 min

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Steps

  1. Heat cooking oil in a large pan.
  2. Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them sizzle on medium-low flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add chopped green chili and salt and saute on medium-low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Salt helps in releasing the moisture of green chilli.
  5. Add curry leaves and mix well. Fry until crispy (a few seconds).
  6. Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder, and dry mango powder. Mix well. 
  7. In the end, add puffed rice and roasted peanuts. Mix them continuously on low flame until well coated with the spices.
  8. Add puffed rice in parts. It is easier to mix well. Make sure there is no spice left at the bottom of the pan. They may burn and the taste will be altered.
  9. Cook on low flame until puffed rice is crispy and crunchy. It would take 8 to 10 minutes. 
  10. Keep mixing continuously to prevent burning. 
  11. Once it is done, remove it from the flame and cool it completely. 
  12. Once cooled, transfer it to an air-tight container and store it at room temperature for up to 2 to 3 weeks. Serve and enjoy with your evening chai or coffee. 

FAQs

What is Murmura Namkeen?
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Murmura Namkeen (or Mamra Namkeen, Puffed Rice Snack, Muri) is a popular North Indian snack recipe. But it is made in different parts of India in different styles. Everybody has their unique way and different spice blend to make this sweet and savory Namkeen recipe. It consists of roasted (or fried) peanuts, curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, puffed rice, and some spice blend. It is very light and easy to make and is mostly prepared during the Indian festive season like Diwali and Holi. When a lot of guests come home during festivals, it feels much better to serve something homemade to them. And since this namkeen is very quick and easy and lasts for up to 2 to 3 weeks, you can make it in bulk and serve your guests with a hot cup of Chai.

What can be added to Murmura Namkeen?
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the following ingredients can be added to the Murmura Namkeen:
  1. Roasted Nuts like Cashews, Almonds, Peanuts, and Pistachios
  2. Dried Coconut Slices
  3. Roasted Chana (Black Chickpeas)
  4. Sev Bhujia
  5. Dry Red Chilli
  6. Asafoetida (Hing)
  7. Green Chilli
  8. Curry Leaves

How to store Murmura Namkeen?
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Murmura Namkeen can be stored in a clean and dry air-tight container. It can easily last for up to 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature. So, you can make a big batch of it and enjoy it every day with your evening chai. If it gets soft and soggy, transfer it to a pan and lightly roast until crispy. Store again in a clean air-tight container, when cooled completely.

Is Murmura Namkeen vegan?
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Yes. All the ingredients used in the recipe of Murmura namkeen are plant-based and vegan. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, you can enjoy this recipe.

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