Friday, July 15, 2011

Borugulu or Maramaralu Mixture / Puffed Rice Mixture

This is the most common road side bandi wala's(Street side seller) snack, popularly known as 'Muntha kinda pappu(Andhra)' or 'Jhaal Muri(in Calcutta)'.  Usually the bandi wala keeps a heap of Borugulu(Murmur/Maramaralu) and a claypot on the top of the heap with hot charcoal in it(to continuously roast the 'Borugulu' under the pot). Just before preparing, he takes a dried hallow coconut shell, adds some roasted 'Borugulu' taking from under the hot claypot to the shell. Around his  'Borugulu' basket he carries chopped tomato, onion, boiled chana dal, fried peanuts and all the other spices in different vessels. He adds up all one by one and mixes them thoroughly and finally serves them in a paper cone topping with some coriander leaves... Aaah! It sounds so mouth-watering isn't it???? I love to have one for sure whenever I am on the 'Tankbund' pavements.. :) Also, in the streets of 'Tirumala(Place of Lord Balaji's temple)'. It tastes really special there!! Let's go ahead with the recipe now.. shall not make you wait much longer now :)

4 cups Borugulu/Puffed Rice
1 medium sized Onion-finely chopped
1 medium sized Tomato-finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped Coriander leaves
2 tbsp fried Peanuts(in a tsp of oil)

Spices to taste:
Red Chilli powder
Chat masala(optional)
Pepper powder(preferably a pinch)
Turmeric - a pinch
Lemon juice

1. Roast 'Borugulu' in a dry pan just for a while and collect them in a deep bowl.
2. Add lemon juice, salt and mix the whole stuff thoroughly once.
3. Now add onion, tomato, coriander leaves, peanuts, red chilli powder, chat masala, pepper powder, turmeric and mix them all thoroughly again with your hand. That's when the whole stuff is mixed well.

4. Let it reside for atleast 5 min so that the all the flavors are well absorbed by the 'Borugulu'. And, the Mixture is ready to serve now.

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  1. Hi dear.. awesome pic.. and i like this recipe too

  2. Thanks Anju :)keep looking for more in our blog!

  3. madam.. every thing is good..
    My suggestion:its better u add the callaries..hw far it is good for health..and also make sure u create a seperate block for health issues.And start keep on adding a health issue which is useful in our daily life..Because our site shouldn"t be only for one purpose...

  4. Thank you Anonymous for dropping in..! Will keep up your suggestion for sure.. :)

  5. Hi Kavithanjali,

    This is one of my favorite food. It is readily made with less no. of ingredients. Great taste! Lovely pic...Thanks for the recipe. Looking out for more Andhra recipes.

    1. thanks sastry it was my favorite too. For more andhra recipes have a look at my website


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