Crackling Churmuri

Whether you’ve felt like the female protagonist in Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories, or like that little girl in pigtails swirling with a girlfriend in the monsoon from those pictures in a sepia-tinted album – at the first sight of rain years hence – it’s likely that you’ve reminisced and drooled over some tasty rainy-season snack or another. Of course the demons of cholesterol-related scares have butted in and ruined what could potentially have been a pakora or bajji kind of reverie – crisp and crackling. With that in mind, it is unto these delicious slices of memories then that we toast our spicy and simple, cheery and chipper Churmuri – packed with oodles of Edamame goodness and scrumptious salad-bar slices, with a splash of mustard oil and masalas for a piquant punch, green chillies for a pop of heat, peanuts and papdis for crunch, a generous drizzle of sev, cilantro and lime for zest..and needless to say, it’s best eaten right out of a good old newspaper cone.

Edamame Churmuri
(Serves 3-4)

  • 2 Cups mamra or puffed wheat
  • 1 Small tomato, chopped
  • 1 Medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • ½ Cucumber, sliced thin and small
  • ½ Raw mango, sliced thin and small (optional)
  • ½ Cup edamame beans, cooked for 5 minutes in a pot of  boiling water and cooled
  • 1-2 Green chillies, finely minced (optional)
  • 5-6 Papdis, crushed or whole (optional)
  • A handful of roasted peanuts
  • A handful of sev to sprinkle on top
  • 2-3 Tablespoons finely minced cilantro/coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon chaat masala
  • ¼ Teaspoon red chilli powder (or according to heat preference)
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Teaspoons mustard oil (optional)

In a large bowl, mix all of the above, stir well and serve immediately — in paper cones or bowls, whatever floats your boat.


Looking for more chaat recipes? Try Tadka Pasta’s Chatpati Taco Chaat.

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7 Responses to Crackling Churmuri

  1. The Steaming Pot says:

    Oh my. So colorful and inviting. This used to be our favorite snack on our way back from college to our hostel. There was no edamame in the street stall version we loved – that sounds like an exciting addition.

  2. Apu says:

    Yum yum! So perfect for a rainy day!

  3. Kankana says:

    Today, the weather is cold and cloudy and churmuri would a perfect treat to bringhten up the mood!

  4. My anytime fav… I can have Churmuri all the time, perfect 🙂

  5. Richa says:

    ahh how i love snacks like these:) i miss the neighborhood guy who always had the perfect churmuri! yours looks so colorful and perfect. i need to fix some for myself pronto

  6. Kiran says:

    I love this simple and satisfying full of busting flavors snacks! In fact, I have a similar recipe in the making.

  7. Kichen queen 17 says:

    Its my absolute favorite chat. your version is best. Stop by at mt blog.

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