Friday 2 May 2014

Quick Roasted Murmure/ Laiya/Lava - Low cal (Roasted Puffed Rice)

It was raining here in London since morning and I was craving for some adrak wali chai (Ginger Tea), I love it and can have 4-5 cups in a day, though I have started controlling my tea and switched to green tea more :))). 

We always have some snacks with evening tea, I am sure you all too. Usually in my Native Town, we all sit together and have evening tea with lots of fried snacks and no one is worried about the weight gain at all. I still remember during my schooling whenever I had my exams, mummy used to make a big dabba of murmure namkeen. She used to roast it in batches with lots of oil. I loved it and had it in huge quantities, later realized the unhealthy part. After marriage I started roasting them in a nonstick pan with no oil, but the results were not that good. Then one day I made this namkeen in microwave and voila the results were just mind blowing. My mother didn't realize that they were made in 1 tsp of oil (that too for only tadka/tampering). Its supereasy and quick to make too. I also prepare flattened rice/chivra namkeen almost in the same manner and pretty sure that you all will love it :))).
Here is the link for roasted chivra namkeen - Click here

Ingredients :
  • Laiyya/Murmure/Puffed rice - 2 cups
  • Peanuts - 3/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Black salt - 1 tsp
  • Green chilies - 3 medium sized (finally chopped)
  • Curry leaves - 15 (appx)
  • Sugar - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt - if needed (I didn't add)
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Take a microwavable big bowl, dry roast murmure in microwave for 2-3 minutes on high (do stir twice in between) and keep aside. Following the same procedure roast peanuts also for a couple of minutes or unless nicely done.
  • In the same bowl, heat oil for 2 minutes in microwave. Now add curry leaves, green chilies turmeric powder, mix well and again microwave it for a min.
  • Finally add black salt and sugar, mix (If you are adding plain salt, add at this point of time)
  • Now add roasted peanuts and murmure, mix very well.
  • Cool the mixture completely and store it in an airtight container for a month and enjoy with tea, coffee or cold drink. But I am sure it won't last for such long :)))
Note : 
  • You can add some dry fruits like coconut, raisins, almonds etc.
  • Adjust the quantity of peanuts, green chilies & salt as per the taste. You can also add red chili powder while tampering, and omit green chilies.
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Thanks & Happy Healthy Cooking
Priyanka :)))