Churumuri and Memories of the Seaside

Saturday, 26 January 2013


I grew up in a lovely little town by the sea called Mangalore. Back in those days there was no internet, unlimited TV channels or fancy video games. That was no bad thing. Instead, I spent time with my little friends, made up silly games, read books, made papier machie vases and enjoyed a relatively simple life. One of  my favourite things to do as a child was going to the beach for picnics or to the local children's park. Both places sold churumuri ( Manglorean street food), the highlight of these visits. Churumuri was sold in little paper cones and was a mixture of puffed rice, spices and garnished with onions, tomatoes and coriander. It was very moreish. I found some puffed rice in the supermarket whilst on holiday in India and was inspired to re-create that childhood favourite. Churumuri is incredibly easy to make and so very delicious. Here is how you do it.



Serves 6
Ingredients:
250g puffed rice
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 onion, finely chopped
A bunch of coriander leaves
A slice of lemon
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp salt
Sev (chickpea noodles)-optional

Method:
Finely chop the onion and tomatoes. Add them to grated carrot and coriander leaves and mix with coconut oil in a large bowl. Add the spices, puffed rice and mix it all well. Squeeze a lime and serve in newspaper cones. Super easy and very tasty!

I'd love to hear about your favourite street food too.  Ann x

2 comments:

  1. I love this. It's so easy and really good. I posted it on my blog yesterday: http://www.bambooblossom.co.za/2013/06/churumuri.html

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    1. Really pleased you tried this Natasha! Your version looks fab! Ann x

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