Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Girmit / ಗಿರ್ಮಿಟ್

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Girmit is a special snack variety of North Karnataka region. It looks bit similar to churumuri, but the ingredients used here are totally different. For Girmit, we use split peas (called as Putani in Kannada) powder which will give a unique taste to this snack. Whenever we travel to native by train, we would love to have Girmit / Churumuri which will be sold by Chaatwalas during the journey. 
I hope, this yummy snacks with a cup of hot tea will make a perfect evening for you n your family :)

Preparation time: 10 - 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Puffed rice / Kadlepuri / Mandakki - 1 1/2 bowl
Oil - 3 tsp
Groundnut - 4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 8 - 10
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Green chilli paste - 1 tsp or to taste
Onion - half
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Lime juice - 2 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves (optional) - 2 tsp
Split peas (Putani) powder - 1 1/2 tsp or more

Chop the onion thinly. Heat the puffed rice on low flame for 4 - 5 minutes or till crispy.
Heat oil in a pan; roast the groundnuts and then, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, curry leaves and green chilli paste. Then add chopped onion, saute for two more minutes and switch off the flame.
Add salt, sugar and lime juice according to your taste.
Now, add the puffed rice to the seasoning and mix it nicely with your hands. Check and adjust the taste.
Finally, add the chopped coriander and split peas (putani) powder and mix it well. Transfer it to the serving bowl and serve immediately!

  • If you have added more salt or lime juice to the Girmit, try adding little more split peas powder in order to adjust the taste.
  • If you are serving the Girmit sometime after preparation, keep the seasoning ready and mix it with puffed rice just before serving.
  • Try to finish it off quickly after mixing. Else, the mixture will loose its crispiness and won't taste that good. 


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