Saturday, August 11, 2007

Spiced Mamra

During school days, picnics for me used to be more to do with food and then with roaming :D My all time favourite picnic food used to be Puri-Bhaji and Methi Parathas.. Mom used to wake up early in the morning to cook lunch for my picnic.. Other timepass foods or snacks would include varieties of homemade chiwdas prepared well in advance or store brought chips, cakes etc.. When Anupama announced the event for Picnic Food- Fun in the Sun, I could think of the easiest, quickest and tastiest snack- Spiced Mamra. This is obviously a snack to be enjoyed during the journey, as a timepass snack, not as lunch since its not filling.. Since I know there would be many entries for lunch category, I thought of this for the snacks category.. A snack that will be loved by all and will be finished off in minutes.. Thats too with minimul fuss and no fear of spoiling.. I usually make 2-3 batches of this snack every weekend.. Minimal ingredients and a few minutes is all it requires.. Can be prepared just before leaving for the picnic!
Spiced Mamra

Preparation Time:

2-3 mins

What you need:

3-4 cups Mamra/Murmura/Puffed Rice
1 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Salt

How to proceed:

1) Heat Oil, add asafoetida and turmeric powder
2) Saute for 5-10 seconds and add mamra and mix well till turmeric is evenly coated on mamra
3) After 2 mins, add chilli powder and salt and mix well..
4) Spiced mamara ready, pack and leave!

* Add fried Peanuts if you like...Add in some shev with chopped Onions, Tomatoes, Raw Mangoes and some Lemon Juice to make mouth watering Bhel!


Asha said...

My quick snack too!:))
Always always feels great to eat that and remember the childhood and India.Thanks sweetie.

Anupama said...

Hi Aarti,
Thanks for this really lip-smacking dish. Its definitely going to spice up our picnic. Do you call it Bhadang too.

Sharmi said...

while I was a kid I loved having this snack. addition of peanuts and roasted chana dal will be even more delicious.

Richa said...

spiced churmura, kadhi pan khayla tayar ahey :) mala bhadang pan pharach avadtey! btw, tuzha vadhdivas miss kela, belated wishes sweetie! ani tuzhi lagnachi story pathvun de, tuzhyakade mazhe email ahey :)

Anonymous said...

When ever we go to any parks or especially to tank bund in hyderabad, we use to have this. You reminded me of those days. Thanks.

Sia said...

bk in hostel days i used to get this from home for late night studies;) love this snack...

Arts said...

Thx Asha,
Can anything be more quick that this?? :D

U r welcoma Anupama.. actually was too lazy to cook for luch section ;) Bhadang is a bit different.. Bhadang is spiced "thick" puffed rice

Yeah Sharmi, at leasure I add peanuts n cashews as well :D

Thanks for ur wishes Richa.. U deserved a break after a lovely roundup.. tula kharach story pahije?? :D

Thx Hima.. lotsa fond memories with this snack at my end too..

Hey Sia, am jealous of ppl who get to stay in hostell.. i never did :( but remeber packing this once for my SIL when she was going back to hostel after our marriage vacation!

Rajitha said...

love this snack.. but i add peanuts in mine and also 1/2 a tsp of sugar...

Unknown said...

Good onescin there. Things one would always enjoy and simple to make..but seldom written down. So thanks!

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