Murmura Namkeen

5 from 2 votes

Murmura Namkeen is a sweet spicy mixture prepared with murmura (puffed rice), nuts, curry leaves, and spices. Serve it with a hot cup of tea or coffee (vegan, can be easily made gluten-free).

Murmura namkeen served in a bowl.
Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

About Murmura Namkeen

Murmura Namkeen is a delicious North Indian namkeen mixture prepared with murmura (puffed rice), peanuts, cashews, curry leaves, and a few spices.

It is easy to make, needs basic pantry ingredients, and tastes much better than the store-bought namkeen.

Murmura Namkeen is popularly prepared during festivals like Diwali, and Holi and served to guests or enjoyed as a snack with an evening cup of coffee or tea.

This namkeen stores well for 2-3 weeks, so you can easily double or triple the recipe to make a big batch.

Here are a few more Indian dry snacks recipes that you may like

Ingredients

Murmura namkeen ingredients 1
Murmura namkeen ingredients 2

Murmura, also called puffed rice, can easily be found at your local Indian grocery stores. You can also order it from online portals like Amazon.

Nuts – I have used peanuts and cashews, which add a nice bite to the crispy crunchy murmure namkeen.

Spices – This namkeen needs basic spices such as turmeric powder, red chili powder, and dry mango powder.

Others – You will also need oil, curry leaves, asafetida (hing), regular white salt, black salt, and powdered sugar.

Skip adding asafetida to make it gluten-free.

How To Make Murmura Namkeen

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Once the oil is hot, add ¼ cup of peanuts and ¼ cup of cashew nuts (halved) and fry until they are lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Cashew nuts and peanuts added to the pan.

Push the fried peanuts and cashew nuts to the side of the pan.

Fried nuts pushed to the side of the pan.

Add 20-25 whole curry leaves and fry until crisp, stirring continuously.

Once done, mix everything together.

Curry leaves added to the pan.

Reduce the heat to low.

Add

  • ½ teaspoon asafetida
  • ½ teaspoon regular white salt
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder

and saute for 5-6 seconds.

Spice powders added to the pan.

Now add 3 cups of puffed rice to the pan and mix well to coat with the spices.

Note – Make sure there is no spice left at the bottom of the pan; otherwise, it will burn, and the taste of the namkeen will be altered.

Fry on low flame for 7-8 minutes or until the murmura is crispy and crunchy, stirring very frequently.

Puffed rice aded to the pan.

Finally, add ½ teaspoon dry mango powder and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar and mix well.

Dry mango powder and powdered sugar added to the pan.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the namkeen cool completely.

Transfer the cooled namkeen to an airtight container and store it at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. Serve!

Ready murmura namkeen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What else can be added to this murmura namkeen recipe?

You can add many other ingredients to this recipe and make a new version. here are some examples
1. Dried coconut slices
2. Roasted Chana
3. Other nuts like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, etc
4. Mixed Sev Mixture
5. Green Chilies

Serving Suggestions

Serve this namkeen to your family or guests during festivals like Diwali or Holi with beverages and other snacks Namak Para, Roasted Makhana Namkeen, etc.

You can also munch on it with your evening tea or coffee.

Storage Suggestions

Murmura Namkeen will easily last 2-3 weeks when stored in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Close the lid tightly after every use and use a clean and dry spoon to take out the namkeen. This way, it will remain nice and crisp.

If the namkeen has turned soggy, transfer it to a pan and roast on low heat until it becomes crisp again.

You Might Also Like

Murmura Namkeen is a sweet spicy mixture prepared with murmura (puffed rice), nuts, curry leaves, and spices. Serve it with a hot cup of tea or coffee (vegan, can be easily made gluten-free).
5 from 2 votes

Murmura Namkeen Recipe

Murmura Namkeen is a sweet spicy mixture prepared with murmura (puffed rice), nuts, curry leaves, and spices. Serve it with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup raw peanuts
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts (halved)
  • 20-25 whole curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon asafetida (hing) (skip for gluten-free)
  • ½ teaspoon regular white salt
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 3 cups puffed rice (murmura)
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Instructions 

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add peanuts and cashew nuts and fry until they are lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  • Push the fried peanuts and cashew nuts to the side of the pan.
  • Add curry leaves and fry until crisp, stirring continuously.
  • Once done, mix everything together.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Add asafetida, white salt, black salt, turmeric powder, and red chili powder, and saute for 5-6 seconds.
  • Now add puffed rice to the pan and mix well to coat with the spices.
  • Note – Make sure there is no spice left at the bottom of the pan otherwise it will burn and the taste of the namkeen will be altered.
  • Fry on low flame for 7-8 minutes or until the murmura is crispy and crunchy, stirring very frequently.
  • Finally, add dry mango powder and powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the namkeen cool completely.
  • Transfer the cooled namkeen to an airtight container and store it at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. Serve!

Video

YouTube video

Notes

You can easily double or triple the recipe to make a big batch.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 146mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 37IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg
Like this recipe? Rate and comment below!
5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating