Friday, May 7, 2010

Today's yummy snack - Jaal moodi / Masala moodi

I got introduced to Jaal Moodi way back, when I lived in Durgapur and later in Calcutta. It used to be our time pass while travelling from Durgapur to Calcutta during weekends. Burdwan station is famous for this Jaal Moodi and even today the authentic taste lingers.  Later, I lived through several cities in North India and Middle East and tried to get the same taste in the chaat shops but to my disappointment. During my last visit to Chennai,while shopping at the Spencer's Mall, came across a chaat shop in the second floor who  brought back the nostalgic taste. To acquire the perfect flavour, the tip is the dash of mustard oil. Here it goes,

Ingredients
Finely chopped cucumber
Finely chopped onions
Finely chopped green chillies
Sev
Black chenna (boiled)
Potato boiled and diced
Chopped Coriander
Roasted groundnuts
Diced Tomatoes
Kala Namak (Rock Salt)
Chaat Masala
Mustard Oil
Puffed Rice/Murmura/Arisi pori (Dry and Crisp)

Mix 2 cups of Puffed Rice with a tablespoonful each of Chenna, Roasted ground nuts, Potato, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Sev,  half teaspoon each of Kala namak, Green chillies, Coriander leaves. Add Chaat masala ,Lime juice to your taste.   Finally, a dash of mustard oil to the mix and enjoy!!!!!!!!

"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Mark Twain"

53 comments:

  1. I love the masala pori too.I have heard about the yummy snacks they serve in Calcutta.

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  2. jaal moodi masala chat its new one for me.never tasted this.sure will give a try..thanks for sharing

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  3. I have never taste masala moodi. It looks too good..Thanks for sharing..

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  4. Sound so chat pat chat...love to give try..:)

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  5. Woooow...Masala moodi looks very lively n colorful...super presentation da.

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  6. term is new but is delicious!

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  7. Jaya,

    Jaal moodi looks really yummy, It is a new snack to me.

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  8. my fav snack too.. the best part is its easy to make and very healthy.. cheers

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  9. Colorful and delicious chat. Yummy!

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  10. Jhaalmudi is one of my fav street food and you are so right, the muri at burdwaan station is simply amazing:) Mouthwatering!!!!!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  11. Woww this jaal moodi masala sounds delicious and interesting, never tasted it..

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  12. This chaat sounds interesting and too tempting...nice picture :)

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  13. Wow very healthy and yummy chaat.

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  14. what a post..feeling so nostalgic...bengal is also famous for jhal muri too...r u a bengali??

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  15. never tasted this..looks super delicious..

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  16. A perfect snack and just love this one...

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  17. Love chaat.The name is new to me.Nice & colourful.Perfect snack for summer.

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  18. This chaat looks healthy and delicious.

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  19. WOW!!! looks very tempting..
    yum yum..

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  20. An all time favorite for some & for few who did not taste, an would be all time favorite.... I loved it a lot... I got to savor them on my way to Gaya.... by train..... A never forget taste......

    Happy Mothers Day!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  21. I got nostalgic reading your post coz when we used to like it haashimara (border of assam and bhutan), we used to pass by calcutta to reach chennai and i never missed jaal mudi those 4 days in train!!! lovely recipe !

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  22. My favourite masala moodi which I often have in evening. Looks tempting and I feel like having it now.

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  23. This chat is new for me,sounds wonderful.Even we get chats here in sharjah but they are no were close to what i used to eat in hyd.

    Happy mother's day.

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  24. tasted this dish during my school days after that i forgot. tasty dish. thanks for the recipe

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  25. Dear Ms. Chitchat- Wishing you a happy Mother's Day..Also let me thank you for all your love and support. I really value and enjoy ur kind comments..

    I have heard of Jaal Moodi but had no clue how to make it.Now I know, thanks to ur post. It reminds me of Mumbai's Bhel puri(dry).Love ur Click..

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  26. I remember eating it at a bengali friends place , she has used mango pickle oil. Yum

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  27. i used to looove jhaal moodi when we lived in kolkata tooo...thnx for reminding me!!!

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  28. I love all kind of chaats! Making me hungry now!

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  29. I cannot have enough of this and I can always make space for this in my packed tummy..Great one!

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  30. Wow...wish I could grb it right away...drooling over your pics :-)

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  31. thats a lovely and healthy snack

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  32. You have a lovely space. First time here. Enjoyed reading about your Jhaal Muri. This is a snack one can't stay away from if it is placed before you. This is very common in our home, specially on holidays.
    Hope to see you with your comment on my blogspot.

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  33. Love that spread out!!, kids would have drooled looking at it!!, Me too!!, I love all kinds of chats :), lovely click

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  34. Never tasted it before , love those ingredients and sounds absolutely delicious. Nice click too:)

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  35. one of fav chaat...luks really tempting!

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  36. nice snack chitchat ...and yet nice click too

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  37. Slurp!! I love all kinds of chaat, look s fab.

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  38. ive never had this before but from looking at what all goes into this..im loving it!

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  39. Never tried this before, Looks so interesting chaat!

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  40. Tasty n yummy evening snack.
    Drop in sometime

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  41. Love this chaat, but the name sounds totally new to me. Good,that you re-discovered the same taste at Chennai Spencers.:) Thanks for sharing the recipe, like to have this with friends, chitchatting:):)

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  42. M hungry Now really..... nd this one is making it more........ I love puffed rice chat :) Lovely

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  43. Wow thats a whole lotta stuff that goes into it...im sure il love tis prep.

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  44. Very new recipe to me. Looks yummy and easy to make.

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  45. Your post brought back those university days at Ranchi! Jaal Moodi was our fav snack during those days

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  46. You can buy Mudi Masala at www.chandrikamasala.com, we grind it freshly just for you.

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