Charmuri is a Mangaloren version of ‘Bhel’, where no mint or tamarind paste is used. This is most popular street food in Mangalore, you can find vendors selling it in beach sides, carnivals and in fun fairs. Charmuri or khara mandakki (khara = spiced, mandakki= puffed rice) is one spicy mouth watering evening snack I love to eat. Charmuri with sugarcane juice is the best combination ever. Its unbelievably tasty and incredibly easy to prepare.
- Puffed rice- one big bowl (serves 2)
- Onion- 1 medium sized
- Tomato- 1 small
- Carrot- 1/2, grated
- Raw mango- 4 tbs, grated
- Chilly powder- 3 tbs or more (you can adjust according your taste)
- Coconut oil- 4 tbs
- Coriander leaves
- Take a mixing bowl and add chilly powder, coconut oil, puffed rice and salt to taste
- Now in a separate bowl add chopped onions, tomatoes, grated carrot, grated raw mango and finely chopped coriander leaves
- Now transfer the vegetables into mixing bowl containing puffed rice and mix well
- Enjoy it with hot tea or coffee
Note: Make sure that you don’t keep it aside after mixing the puffed rice with vegetable because the water from the tomatoes will take away the crispiness. You can add roasted peanuts for extra taste.