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Jhal muri 2.jpg
Place of originBengal region of the Indian subcontinent
Region or stateBengal region of the Indian subcontinent
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh
Main ingredientsMuri, chanachur, oil, lemon, onion, chili, tomato, salt[1][2]
A Muriwalla selling jhalmuri, a common sight inside the local Howrah-Katwa trains of West Bengal, India.
A Street Jhal Muri seller in Shaheb Bazar, Rajshahi
Jhalmuri ingredients

Jhalmuri (Bengali: ঝালমুড়ি) is a street snack originating from the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, made of puffed rice and an assortment of spices, vegetables, and chanachur or bhujia. It is especially popular in Bangladesh and the eastern regions of India.


Jhalmuri originated in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent.

Preparation and service[edit]

Preparation involves mixing puffed rice and chanachur in a bowl, along with mustard oil, onion, chili, lemon and frequently shaking the bowl. Sometimes it is prepared as a soup with tomato, pudina or cucumber. Generally it is served in a thonga, a type of paper bag found in Bengal. Sometimes it is served in a bowl. This is a street side food which is famous for its spicy and tangy content.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ বাংলার খাদ্য; লুবিনা আখতার; পৃষ্ঠা নং-২৩
  2. ^ "selling information".; www.infokosh.gov.bd