Muri Makha (Puffed Rice Salad)

A lot of Bangladeshi street food just so happens to be plant-based, and this fabulously zingy, crunchy snack is one of the best 😍

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ¼ Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1–2 green (or birdseye) chillis, finely diced
  • ½ bunch coriander
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut
  • ¼ cup toasted peanuts
  • ½ cup sev (deep-fried chickpea noodles)
  • 2 cups puffed rice (available in Indian grocers)
For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Recipe: Kishwar Chowdhury


  • 1Make dressing by whisking together mustard oil, lemon juice, chaat masala and salt.
  • 2Add tomato, cucumber, onion, chilli, and coriander to a bowl and mix to combine. Then add the drier ingredients — the toasted coconut, peanuts, sev, and puffed rice.
  • 3Drizzle over the salad dressing and toss to coat evenly (or shake everything up in a giant mason jar to model the authentic Bengali method!).
  • 4Serve in newspaper cones for the authentic street food experience, or pop it all in a big bowl with a serving spoon if you want to have this as a side dish at dinner time :)
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