Roasted Murmura Namkeen

This murmura poha Chivda is a very common and popular snack in Maharasthra and Karnataka.It is a low fat snack and also is very easy to prepare at home.It is a monthly affair for me to prepare  it.



Murmura/Puffed rice   250 gms

Thin Poha(Chivda poha)   250 gms

Groundnuts     250 gms

Roasted chana daal   250 gms

Green chillies   8-10    cut into  1” pieces

 Curry leaves    1/2 cup

Thin Dry Coconut slices   1 cup

Turmeric powder   1 tsp

Fennel seeds/Saunf(optional)    2 tsp

Mustard seeds   2 tsp

Red  chilli powder   1 tsp

Oil    1/2  cup

Salt to taste




Clean the murmura and keep them aside. Use fresh and crisp murmura  for the recipe. Dry roast  murmura and poha in a big kadai on low flame for 3-4 mins until it is crisp. Remove it to a wide dry bowl.

Clean and dry the curry leaves  and green chilies on a kitchen napkin.

Heat oil in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds .

Add slit green chillies and fry until they are crisp. Add curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds.

Add fried gram,roasted ground nuts,curry leaves and fry well for a couple of minutes. Add coconut  to it and stir fry it for 10 seconds.

Now add turmeric powder,Salt and  red chilli powder to it and mix well. Immediately switch off the flame.

Add  to  murmura  and mix well until the masala coats the murmur.

let it cool down completely.

Store in an air-tight container.It stays good for 15-20 days and also up to a month.


You can serve the murmur as it is or top it with finely chopped onions and a dash of lemon juice.

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