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,
Finely chopped cucumber
Finely chopped onions
Finely chopped green chillies
Black chenna (boiled)
Potato boiled and diced
Kala Namak (Rock Salt)
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"