I like the road side Jhal muri, espcially the one that you get in train when you travel across Odisha or Bengal. Puffed rice ( Muri or Bhel) is eaten in many different ways. Mumbai Bhel puri is also very famous. But, this one is from Bengal and does not have any sweet taste like Mumbai Bhel puri. In Odisha, Baripada and Balasore are famous for their Muri recipe especially with Meat gravy. People do not complete their meal without having Muri at the end. It is just like eating curd rice as a custom in south.
1 cup puffed rice ("Muri")
1/4 cup chickpea flour noodles (" Sev")
1/4 cup fried lentils (" Channa Dal")
1/4 cup roasted peanuts with skin, crushed
1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
1/4 mild onion, chopped
1 tablespoon mixed pickle oil
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon mustard oil
Combine the puffed rice, chickpea flour noodles, fried lentils and peanuts in a large bowl. Stir in the mung bean sprouts, cilantro, coriander leaves, ginger, tomato, cucumber and onions to combine. Add the pickle oil, lime juice, serve immediately. I feel even taking pictures hamper the dish, the crunchiness reduces so immediately consume it.