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Alternative namesঝালমুড়ি
CourseHors d'oeuvre
Place of originBangladesh
Region or stateBengal, Bihar, Odisha
Associated cuisineBengali cuisine, Bihari cuisine, Odia cuisine
Main ingredientsMuri, cucumber, chanachur, mustard oil, lemon, onion, chili, tomato, salt , coriander leaf, potato
Similar dishesBhel puri

Jhalmuri (Bengali: ঝালমুড়ি, Odia: ଝାଲ ମୁଢ଼ି) is a popular street snack in the Bengali, Bihari and Odia cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, made of puffed rice and an assortment of Indian spices, vegetables, Bombay mix (chanachur) and mustard oil.[1] It is popular in Bangladesh[2] and in the neighbouring Indian states of Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha.[3] It became popular in London when a British chef named Angus Denoon tried this snack in Kolkata and started selling it on the streets of London.[4] The popularity of Jhalmuri has also reached other western cities like New York City through the Bangladeshi diaspora.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "What is Jhal Muri | how to make Jhal Muri at home?". The Times of India. 2020-04-21. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  2. ^ Ahmad, F. (2013). "Bangladesh". In Kraig, Bruce; Sen, Colleen Taylor (eds.). Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59884-955-4. Rice is heated in a sand-filled oven and popped to make jhal muri, a popular component of many street snacks.
  3. ^ "The street food that silences even the most heated debate". BBC News. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  4. ^ Chaudhuri, Zinnia Ray. "How jhal muri became a popular street food in Kolkata (and London)". Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  5. ^ "This pop-up street food stand helps Bangladeshi immigrants transition to the U.S." NBC News. Retrieved 6 August 2020.