Just like bhel is to Mumbai, so is Jhaal Muri to Kolkata. Jhaal muri is a popular mouthwatering street food snack in Kolkata. Jhaal means spices and muri is puffed rice. This is a simple yet delicious snack.This simple yet delicious snack can be put together in minutes and features typical Bengali ingredients like mustard oil. Recipe courtesy Chef Thomas Zacharias who gave a cheesy twist to Jhal muri. Check the recipe out:
4 cups Cheeselings
1/2 cup potatoes, diced and boiled
2 tbsp apple, diced
1/4 cup raw mango, diced
½ tsp green chilli, finely chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbsp toasted peanuts, chopped
4 tbsp nylon sev
3 tbsp mustard oil
1 tbsp tamarind paste
½ tbsp honey
½ tbsp lime juice
Salt to taste
Mix the tamarind, honey, lime juice and salt in a bowl and then slowly add the mustard oil, whisking continuously.
In another bowl, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl except for the cheeselings.
Toss in the cheeselings last minute.
Check for seasoning and plate.
Garnish with sev.