Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kurmura Bhel / Chanbure Pachadi

Kurmura/Mamra or puffed rice is known as Chanburo in Konkani. Pachadi is nothing but a simple bhel. This Pachadi can be made in a jiffy and is low on calories which makes it a perfect evening snack.


Kurmura - 2 cups
Onion - 1 small, chopped
Tomato - 1 small chopped
Sambhar powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice
Coriander leaves chopped

In a pan take a tsp of oil and add the kurmura. Put this on a low flame and fry for around 5 mins (till the kurmura become crisp). Switch off the flame and add a little salt and the sambhar powder. Mix well.
Transfer this to a bigger bowl and add the chopped onions and tomatoes. Add the coriander leaves and sprinkle some lemon juice on top. Mix well and add more salt if necessary. Thats it. Kurmura bhel is ready to serve.

I also add sev or some farsan to the bhel at times. If Sambhar powder is not available chilli powder can be used. One can also used finely chopped green chillies. A pinch of chat masala can also be added.

I am sending this to EFM Savouries event taking place at Srilekha's blog.


  1. YUMMY!! I could eat this any time of the day! :D

  2. Thanks asha...it is really very simple and yummy too.

  3. Aaaagh charmbure upkari.. love it.. if you have masala peanuts any time do add it.. tastes heavenly.. BTW also grated raw mango.. ambuli... :D

  4. Poonam
    It is easy to make and tastes gr8. I too love it.
    Will definitely try the peanuts next time. I am sure the ambuli will take it to the next level but the ambuli available here are huge ones. I won't be able to finish it if i buy that. Ambuli reminds me of the ambuli chutney which my amma makes. Love it.