Thursday, November 24, 2005
Murri Mixture ( Andhra Bhel Puri )
That's a picture of my favourite murri mixture in a newspaper package.
Eating bhajjis and murri mixture out of newspaper packages on the beach road of my city, Vishakhapatnam aka Vizag, has its own fun.There are numerous bajji wallas along the beach road that open during the evenings to serve the famous street foods - bajjis and murri mixture..and of course you have mirchi ka bajjis(mirapakaaya bajji)to spice things up a bit...:)but murri mixture is the most famous of them.
Murri mixture is a typical andhra street food, a mix of puffed rice, onions, tomato ,peanuts ,lemon juice and lots of coriander leaves (cilantro).Its tangy, cool and lightly spicy all at the same time.
Andhra street food is a culinary tradition that most Andhras wouldn’t dream of doing without.It includes the sweets,bajjis,pakoras,snacks and breads sold on city streets. Street food here is a learning experience by itself, cooked right before your eyes, reassuring not only of the freshness of the food being made but also the ingredients that go into preparing it.
That's Ramu my favourite bajji wala with his mobile bajji /murri mixture maker..:):)
Murri Mixture is synonymous with Vizag Beach.
City Tourists often yearn to taste this snack.
That's Ramu stuffing the bajjis with onions.
While many regions in India have their own versions of puffed rice mixture the most famous being the bhelpuri, the south indian version (andhra) is called murri mixture where puffed rice forms the base of the mixture.
To the puffed rice add some finely chopped tomatoes, onions and green chillies or chilli pwd,coriander leaves,roasted peanuts,boiled chick peas,chopped mammidi allam (mango ginger- a excellent herb which is optional),salt and a dash of lime and mix it well.You can add boiled channa too.Voila ..your murri mixture is ready!
[2 cups puffed rice,1 chopped onion,1 chopped tomato,1 chopped green chilli,1/3 tsp chilli pwd (optional),3 tbsp roasted peanuts,2 tbsp boiled chick peas,1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves,salt to taste,1 tbsp chopped mango ginger(optional)and 1 tsp lemon juice]
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Posted by sailu at 11/24/2005 06:32:00 PM