Bengali Puffed-Rice Snack

Preparation info
  • Makes about 3 Cups ; Serves


    • Difficulty


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By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

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It’s found in Calcutta, in Dhaka, and in places in between, and it’s called murree (or muri). It’s eaten by the handful or, when you buy it from a street vendor, in tidy little mouthfuls, hot and sour and sweet, and oh so good.

You start with puffed rice (available in South Asian groceries), then flavor it. This Bangladeshi version is very like the murree I bought from a street vendor one afternoon in Mymensingh, in northeastern Bangladesh. Flavored with a tamar