Snacks & Starters


Craving for something spicy to munch ? But the word DIET is holding you ? I too come under that category , who loves snacks anytime of the day but on diet always ( ha ha.. thats because my diet always breaks before it actually starts ) .Worry not ..there are few stuff that you can binge on without having to think twice about your weighing scale. Yes one such item is Spicy Puffed Rice .Spicy puffed rice is a popular snack throughout India and is known by various names such as Murmura Chivda, Sukha Bhel,Dry Bhel,Bhadang,khara pori,masala pori, Kadle puri,Mandakki churmuri etc. Whats in a name .. Just enjoy this low cal  snack if on diet or not..


My hubby loves munching snacks once he is back from office but it should be something light,healthy and guilt free. Deep fried snacks make an appearance in my kitchen only once in a while. So i normally stock up a big container of Spicy puffed rice as everyone in my home loves it including kids. It is very easy to make too .Addition of crushed garlic enhances the flavour and my daughter always hunts for the fried garlic and peanuts in it.If you dont like garlic you can flavor it up with hing .So ready to learn a quick easy snack from puffed rice ? Here it goes ..


Smitha Kalluraya
5 from 1 vote
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • Puffed rice /Rice krispies/Murmura
  • Mustard
  • pods Garlic
  • Curry Leaves
  • Peanut
  • Chutney dal
  • red Chilly powder
  • Turmeric powder,
  • Curry Leaves
  • Red Chilli, broken to pieces
  • Salt, ( Check and add. Few plain puffed rice itself is salted )


  • Peel garlic and keep aside. Keep all the ingredients ready.
  • Heat a broad kadai/pan and add oil. First add mustard and peanuts.
  • After a minute or so, add garlic pieces .Saute them on medium flame. Let both garlic and peanuts become crispy and golden brown.
  • Later add roasted gram dal ,red chilli pieces and curry leaves . Saute.
  • Once curry leaves are crisp add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder .Mix well.Keep the flame on low. It gets burned soon.
  • Add the puffed rice and mix well so that all the puffed rice gets evenly coated with spices.Keep the flame on low and keep mixing for about 3-5 minutes , so that puffed rice gets more crispier. Switch off .
  • That's it.. our spicy crispy puffed rice is ready to munch.Store in airtight container once it cools .Stays crisp for upto a month if handled well. Enjoy it as it is or top it with chopped onion ,tomato and coriander leaves for that extra taste.
  • So friends , isn't this snack so easy to make ? I am sure you will add it to your list.. stay tuned for some more guilt free snacks..


  • I am giving you the ingredients without the quantity.You can use according to your preference.
  • There is no hard rule for the measurements in this recipe. If you like peanuts more then add it more.Feel free to plus or minus the ingredients of your choice.
  • Puffed rice must be fresh and crisp for this. Incase it has turned a bit soggy, keep it in microwave and heat for 1 min. Itt wil get crisp. Alternatively you can dry roast them in a wide kadai too.
  • If you dont like garlic , add hing / more of curry leaves and crush it later / menthe hittu powder towards the end ( this is a karnataka speciality nutrituous powder , recipe of this ill share sometime )
  • Add turmeric little more than you normally use.That will give nice color. Else the chiwda will look pale.

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  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    May 29, 2014 at 7:11 am

    please just hand over that bowl… yum..

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    Vibha Sp
    May 29, 2014 at 9:05 am

    i always like these home made snacks , i was thnkg to post poha of same type, lukng temptng ,nice bowl

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    May 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Our family fav snacks 🙂

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    Beulah Arun
    May 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

    This is my daughter’s favorite snack! Awesome!

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    Priya Suresh
    May 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I can happily munch some anytime, very crunchy munchy snacks.

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    Linsy Patel
    May 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    perfect to munch on anytime.

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    Sony P
    May 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Tempting snack with hot cup of tea!

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    May 30, 2014 at 1:57 am

    looks yummy. nice clicks. Good to munch.

  • Reply
    May 30, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Tea time snack:)

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    shobha rawal
    May 30, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Delicious & a quick snack…………love to have it any

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    Viswa V
    May 31, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Hi Good afternoon, it’s nice to see these recipes, but I want recipe of thin avalaki what are things can be done. Plz let me know

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    Eli Z
    June 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Oh, that looks so tasty. Think I tasted something similar but readymade – with rice also. This I might try to make – sure its much more healthy too. Thanks for sharing Smitha:-)

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    Nalini Somayaji
    June 4, 2014 at 12:48 am

    yemmy spicy rice murmura…

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    January 18, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Hi Smitha, Did you roast the dal or fry it. I roasted it but result was not good. It was hard. Any advice? Thanks

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    January 19, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Hey roasted dal u get as suh in shop.. u use that to make coconut chutney too. Its knows as kadle/ puttani / buna hua channa / chutney dal . google any of these names. ull get the image. they are available in all the stores

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    May 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Adding some dry coconut pieces makes it more tasty, my mother used to add I remember !Thanks

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    Prameela Bhat
    December 10, 2015 at 9:02 am

    hey … I tried this and came out really well. will send you the pic in some time.. Thanks for the recipe.

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    April 23, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Made this, came out good. Only thing is my salt didn’t get mixed well. A lot of it was at the bottom.

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    February 7, 2024 at 10:17 am

    5 stars
    Came out very well. Thanks for the recipe!

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