Churmuri – Bijapur Style

My Mom used to prepare(she does  it even now) the most yummy, crunchy Churmuri. This isn’t the one with onion, cilantro etc etc.

This is what my Mom learnt from her friends when we were in Bijapur. In most Lingayat community the Churmuri was made with garlic, on the other hand in most Madhwa houses without one. 🙂

It’s crunchy, quick, easy, and can be kept for weeks in an air tight container. I prepare this as well as Chooda Avalakki(recipe here) for each and every trip we go on.


  1. 2 lbs Murmura or Mandakki or Puffed Rice or Kadale Puri
  2. 1/4 cup peanuts or shenga
  3. 1/4 cup dhalia or putani
  4. 2 tsp chilli powder
  5. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 1/2 tsp turmeric or haldi
  7. 7-8 curry leaves
  8. 5-6 salted green chillies( optional)
  9. salt to taste
  10. sugar to taste
  11. pinch of hing


In a large bowl, microwave the puri for a minute or so. Keep an eye so that the puri doesn’t burn out.

In a large bowl, (bandale in Kannada) heat 7-8 tsp oil. Next, add the mustard seeds, hing, peanuts, dhalia, curry leaves, hing, and red chilli powder. At this point, you can also add salted green chillies to the oil. Fry for 4-5 minutes making sure that it doesn’t burn.

Add the puri, salt and sugar. Keep mixing until all the puri is mixed well.

Once its cooled, store in an air tight container. It tastes so yummy with evening tea. 🙂


P.S: I had no curry leaves, so had to prepare without it.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ritu Joshi on December 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Your blog is very good. Please check the hyperlink for Churmuri in the Vegetarian food page. It is redirecting incorrectly. You may want to correct it.



  2. Posted by shubha on November 30, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Brought back some old memories. I am keralite who had spend an year out in mysore. I was missing this karnatic savory and stumbled up in net looking for another dish. Thanx a lot.


  3. Posted by meeraghu on December 30, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Yes, do try and let me know how it turned out. 🙂


  4. Posted by krishns on December 30, 2007 at 10:27 am

    this is prathima btw..will try it today.have got puri at hand too.will talk to appa in the evening and give u a call


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