Place of origin Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent
Region or state Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent
Associated national cuisine India, Bangladesh
Main ingredients Muri, chanachur, oil, lemon, onion, chili, tomato, salt[1][2][3]
Cookbook: Jhalmuri  Media: Jhalmuri

A Muriwalla selling jhalmuri, a common sight inside the local Howrah-Katwa trains of West Bengal, India.
A Street Jhal Muri seller in Shaheb Bazar, Rajshahi
Jhalmuri ingredients

Jhalmuri (Bengali: ঝালমুড়ি) is a Bengali evening street snack made of puffed rice and an assortment of spices, vegetables, and chanachur or bhujia. It is especially popular in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent.


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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