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Jhal Muri.jpg
Place of origin
  • Bangladesh
  • India
Main ingredients Muri, chanachur, oil, lemon, onion, chili, tomato, salt[1][2][3]
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A Muriwalla selling jhalmuri, a common sight inside the local trains of Bengal.

Jhalmuri (Bengali: ঝালমুড়ি) is a kind of puffed rice which is prepared with many spices.


Jhalmuri originated in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent.

Preparation and service

Preparation involves mixing puffed rice and chanachur in a bowl, along with mustard oil, onion, chili, lemon and frequently shaking the bowl. Sometimes it is prepared as a soup with tomato, pudina or cucumber. Generally it is served in a thonga, a type of paper bag found in Bengal. Sometimes it is served in a bowl. This is a street side food which is famous for its spicy and tangy content.

See also


  1. ^ বাংলার খাদ্য; লুবিনা আখতার; পৃষ্ঠা নং-২৩
  2. ^ "selling information". ; www.infokosh.gov.bd
  3. ^ "jhal muri recipe" (PDF). 
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