Friday, April 1, 2022


Girmit is popular snack from North Karnataka. This recipe is  popular In Hubli- Dharwad, people enjoy it as an evening snack. This is easy snack to prepare, hardly takes 15 minutes to get ready. The main ingredient used in ‘Girmit’ is puffed rice It's a variation of ‘ Bhel’ but taste is completely different. 

Looking at the ingredients one feels what special about it ? You are right. Its not the ingredients but the way its made gives it a unique taste. 


  •   Puffed rice – 2 cups
  •   Onion,chopped – 1 medium
  •   Tomato, chopped – 1 big
  •   Red chilly powder – 1  tsp (adjust per your taste)
  •   Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  •   Roasted Bengal gram – 1/4  cup ( powdered)
  •  Cilantro -  1/4 cup
  •  Fine besan sev – 1/4 cup
  •  powder – 1/4 tsp
  •  Roasted Bengal gram – 1/4 cup ( powdered)
  • Tamarind paste-1 tbsp
  •  Jaggery -1/2 tsp
  •  Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  •  Curry leaves -4 to 5
  •  Mustard seeds-1/4 ysp
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Water – little( to sprinkle)
  •   Oil –tbsp


  • Place a pan on medium flame and add oil into it. 
  • When oil heats up, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves.Fry  for 10 seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and fry till onion becomes soft and transparent.
  • Add tamarind paste, jaggery, tumeric powder and salt.Stir well
  • Add powdered roasted bengal gram and red chilli powder.Mix everything well cook for 1 minute. Turn off the flame.
  •   Add puffed rice and sprinkle little water and  mix everything well. 
  •   If the prepared onion mixture is moist, no need of adding water. Water is added to make the mixing process little easy, otherwise it is totally optional.
  •   Finally add chopoed tomatoes, fine sev and chopped cilantro.
  •   Girmit is ready to serve with hot cup of tea.


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