Jhal Moodi

Updated September 3, 2012: Made this today for an afternoon snack and added cucumber and green chilis as recommended by my sister in law. I also finally got to take a picture to post!

I was hungry this afternoon and it was too early for dinner, so Tejas taught me how to make jhal moodi. It’s a street food from Kolkata and uses this masala which is so good! I can’t explain it, it’s peppery and had this rich almost smokey taste, but I can’t figure out what it is. We ate it so fast that I forgot to take a picture! I’m so sad! I’ll have to take one next time.

3 cups puffed rice
1 medium potato diced, cooked in salt water and cooled
1/2 onion diced
3/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/3 cup cilantro chopped
1-2 green chilis thinly sliced
2 handfuls roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon jhal moodi masala
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon mustard oil
Juice from 1/2  of a lime

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and eat up!

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