Murmura Chivda ~ Puffed Rice Chivda

Murmura Chivda ~ Puffed Rice Chivda (Healthy snacks of India)

murmura chivda
Murmura Chivda ~ Puffed rice snack

I am a huge fan of Muri mixture that is sold by bajjiwalas (vendors) along the Vizag beach road. I am talking about the masala murmura which is prepared with chopped onions, tomatoes, chili powder, peanuts, coriander leaves and a dash of lemon juice. Just typing that out made my mouth water. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a huge bag of Muri aka Borugulu/Marmaralu/Murmura that needed to be used up and what better than Murmura Chivda. Ridiculously simple to make with minimal ingredients and hardly any cooking time.

For those of you who find it challenging to make snacks for your family due to time constraints, Murmura Chivda is the answer. This is a relatively easy and quick snack to put together and not to mention, addictive. Dried coconut, either grated or thin silvers is an essential ingredient along with dalia (roasted chickpeas) and roasted peanuts. I also like to add few cashew nuts since I love them. ๐Ÿ™‚

spiced puffed rice mixture
Spiced Puffed Rice Mixture Ingredients

Murmura Chivda ~ Puffed Rice Chivda

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 10

 Main Ingredients:

  •  puffed rice
  •   peanuts


  •   Puffed Rice - 250 gms, fresh and crisp (marmaralu/borugulu/muri/murmara)
  •   Roasted peanuts - 1/2 cup
  •   Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup, broken into pieces
  •   Roasted chickpeas - 1/3 cup (dalia/putnala pappu)
  •   Dried coconut - 1/2 cup, grated
  •   Green chilies - 6-7, absolutely dry and slit into two
  •   Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  •   Sugar - 1 tsp
  •   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  •   Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust)
  •   Salt to taste (approx 1/4 tsp)
  •   Oil - 4 to 5 tbsps

Method for making Murmura Chivda ~ Puffed Rice Chivda

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Once hot, add dalia, roast on medium flame for little less than a mt, drain from oil and set aside. In the same oil, add cashew nuts and roast till light golden brown, drain and set aside. In the same oil, add green chilies and allow to turn crisp, drain and set aside. In the same oil, add curry leaves and allow to turn crisp, drain and set aside.
In the same oil, add grated dry coconut and roast till golden brown. Once it turns golden brown, add all the roasted ingredients along with roasted peanuts and mix them well. Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and red chili powder and mix well.
Add the puffed rice and mix well and allow to roast on low flame for 2 mts. Keep mixing through out. Turn off flame and allow to come to room temperature.
Store in an air tight container.


  •   Add more oil if required while roasting the grated dry coconut.
  •   4 to 5 crushed garlic cloves can also be roasted and added.
  •   Instead of garlic, 1/4 tsp asafoetida can be added.


Murmura chivda, a popular snack among Telugu people is one of the healthy snacks of India. Spiced puffed rice mixture uses dried coconut, dalia & chilies.
  • vijaya

    Hahaaaaaaaaaaaa good for evening with cup of tea

  • Finla

    I would love to make these but i don’t have dry coconut, can i make them without the coconut, or can i substitute with something else.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Finla, make it without the dried coconut. You don’t have to substitute with anything else.

      • Finla

        thankyou will try them soon.

  • Sony P

    Murmura chivda looks tempting, wanna grab it !!!

  • rajahajay

    i bought a bag of puffed rice a week ago and stumbled across this recipe…it was excellent! reminded me of all the delicious chaat in india. this is a great mix, i make it spicier in winter and its excellent with a cold beer or lassi in summer

  • Tez

    Enjoyed eating this…. Tnx for the recipe

  • Pradha Narasimhan

    The first line says fresh, crisp murmura, but I have a huge pack that’s gone soft ๐Ÿ™ in fact I specifically googled this recipe to finish off that pack in a healthy and tasty way. what do you suggest I do?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Heat an iron kadai on very heat. Turn off flame. Add the murmura and leave it for a mt and toss. Leave alone for sometime. It will turn slightly crisp but not like freshly bought murmura. Do not use MW.