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A Quick & Healthy Snack for the Organic Vegan

This is a very common dish from India made in a variety of styles. The one I share here is the simplest and the healthiest. If you have decided to go organic, there are lot of DIY projects you can undertake by you like growing your own fruits and vegetables. This one however, is the simplest one. If you are one of those people who love to snack while working, reading or watching movies, this is a complete guilt free option for you.

I share with you puffed rice snacks that are low in calories and high in fiber and carbohydrates. It is a quick and light snack that you can consume without any guilt.

What You Need: A pan, half cup peanuts, ½ tsp cooking oil, a packet of puffed rice, salt to taste

How to Make: Heat oil in pan and add peanuts after a minute. Keep on low flame. After the peanuts turn a little dark in color, add puffed rice (about 3-4 cups). Sprinkle salt and keep stirring on a low flame. The rice would be roasted in a minute or two. Your snack is ready. Take out in a bowl and let it cool for a minute before serving.

I like to keep it simple but you can make it tastier by adding chopped tomatoes, onions, coriander, tamarind sauce, black pepper, lemon, boiled potato etc.

You may also add puffed rice straight from the pack without roasting.

This recipe is called 'Bhel' in India and is a very popular Mumbai snack. The dry form is often called 'Murmure', 'Churmure', 'Kurmure' etc in different parts of the country.

The reason I make it at home is because I prefer organic snacking. Organic peanuts, puffed rice, salt and cooking oil are easily available in the market, but organic snacks are not. It hardly takes 5 minutes to prepare and you can be assured it is completely organic and has no added flavors, colors and preservatives.

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  1. Sumit  Bhardwaj
    Sumit Bhardwaj
    Its a great tea time snack, just right for tea. Not spicy, not too oily, just right :) Love it!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Yes it is..an anytime snack! And yo can even store it for a few days..
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      1. kristo
        kristo
        this looks fun! I bet the tamarind sauce would making it REALLY fun :)
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        1. Akanksha
          Akanksha
          yeah it does..I specially love the coriander.. and crisp chopped onions compensate for the soggy puffed rice in sauce :)
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  2. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Akanksha, I live in a region known for peanut farming. Banks, malls and other businesses have large peanut statues that are given human characteristics and dressed in various clothing or costumes outside their place of business. Sounds like another good recipe! Thanks!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Wow..would love to see them Carolyn! Thanks for reading :)
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  3. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    Thanks guys...this was quick! :)
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Congrats for making Top Posts!
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      1. Akanksha
        Akanksha
        Thanks!
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  4. Roopam
    This is just what I wanna try soon...sure its simple and tastes yummm...
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Roopam..Are you from India too?
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      1. Roopam
        O yes I come from India and am based in the US...good to read your post...:)
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        1. Akanksha
          Akanksha
          ohkay! Thats great..Thanks..would love to read yours too! I am following you now.
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          1. Roopam
            Sure thanks...I just clicked on the follow me here link on this page to follow you...hope that's how I can follow you...:)...take care...
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  5. pamelablogs2020
    I made this today! My kids loved it! Thank you for another great post!!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Wow..that is so wonderful Pamela..it feels great to know that my blog created some smiles somewhere :-) Its an all time favorite in our home too!
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