Favourite snack since childhood. And absolutely healthy too.
As I see Kurmura, I go back to my childhood and that old, feeble, kurmura wala stands in front of me keeping the kurmura ka big bag down from his head and smiling at me. I guess he used to come once a week with his big sack of kurmura. And there was a small measuring cup with which he would measure our the kurmura in a dabba given by mom. He always gave a handful of kurmura extra and thats what made my childhood self love him and smile back at him. So the fact was we always had kurmura at our home. And I have continued the practice till date, only I get the kurmura from shops now. God bless the smiling soul. Here’s a quick kurmura bhel you can make at home sans all the chutney and extra flavourings you get at the bhel wala.
- Kurmura : 2 big cups
- Garlic : 3 to 4 cloves, crushed
- Rai : 1 teaspoon
- Haldi powder : half teaspoon
- Mirchi powder : half teaspoon
- Groundnuts : Handful
- Dalya (Roasted chana ka dal) : handful (Optional)
- Onion : 1, finely chopped
- Tomato : 1, finely chopped
- Green chilly : 1, finely chopped
- Chaat Masala : Half teaspoon
- Sev : 1 cup
- Salt to taste
Heat up a one and half tablespoon of oil in a pan and add rai. Once the crackle, add crushed garlic and fry for a 30 seconds. Then throw in a handful of groundnuts and dalya and fry for 2 minutes. I also add karipatta and dhaniya if I have some available.
Once the groundnut and dalya are fried well, then add in the kurmura and haldi powder and mirchi powder and mix all well. Keep roasting the kurmura till they get crunchy and finally add salt as per taste. Well I keep this kurmura chivda stored and love eating just as it is. But since we wanted to taste bhel so lets go ahead.
In a bowl, take onion, tomato, green chilly, chaat masala, sev and mix in the roasted Kurmura chivda. Mix it all well and finally add a few drops of lemon and give it good mix. Well if you have some fresh dhaniya, pudina it woull be wonderful to add some. Also you can add green chutney or imli ki chutney. All these variations are up to you.
This is a quick and healthy snack to go with evening chai and of course without a doubt quite yummy as we finished it off within a few minutes. So add whatever you like, all that matters is – Yumminess!!
BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.
I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.