15 Minutes Easy Murmura Namkeen Recipe

post modified on December 17

Written by Puja

Murmura Namkeen, also called Murmura Chivda, is a super crunchy and tasty snack that’s good for you and your family.

You don’t need any fancy ingredients, and it doesn’t take much time to make. Give it a shot at home, and you’ll probably love this homemade snack!” (Step-by-step-photos)

Murmura Namkeen

About Murmura Namkeen:

Murmura makes for a tasty and addictive snack to munch on. Murmura Namkeen provides a spicy kick of flavor. It can be enjoyed on the go and served alongside other snacks and tea.

In this recipe, ingredients are roasted until light and crispy. The roasting process gives Murmura a distinctive crunchy texture. The spices coat each piece providing a burst of flavor with every bite.

I am so fond of this snack that, It never happens that I am done with one bowl of this snack. You will find a box full of this snack, always available in my kitchen.

Homemade snacks for kids are the best, That’s why I prefer making snacks at home for my kids and rarely go for store-bought ones. A few of the snacks, that are usual at my home are thekua, gujia, potato chips, and cookies at home during weekends.

The best part of making snacks at home is that you don’t have to think about what to pack for kids’ snack boxes every day and also what to serve for chai.

Ensuring a balanced and healthy diet for kids is crucial. This includes well-balanced meals and healthy snacks.

If the snacks are both healthy and homemade—such as murmura namkeen, cutlets, crispy papdi, pazham pori, samosas, and more—there’s no need to stock your pantry with store-bought munchies.

That’s why I always make sure to have homemade snacks or roasted nuts and nimki readily available for the kids.

So do try this Murmura Namkeen Recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.

Murmure Namkeen

Serving Suggestion:

Murmure Namkeen is a delightful evening snack, especially when enjoyed alongside a cup of ginger tea.

Great for sharing at gatherings, as a delightful tea-time treat, or for a quick munch during movie nights.

Perfect munch for any time of the day when hunger strikes.

Storage Suggestion:

To keep your Murmure Namkeen fresh and crunchy, store it in an airtight container at room temperature. Avoid exposure to moisture or direct sunlight, which can impact its texture. When stored properly, it can maintain its delicious taste and crispiness for an extended period.

Pro Tips for Murmura Namkeen Recipe:

Quality Ingredients: Choose fresh, high-quality ingredients like puffed rice, nuts, and spices for the best result.

Even Spreading: Mix everything well ensuring an even distribution of spices.

Roasting: Roast on low to medium heat to prevent burning. Also, stir frequently for a consistent and crispy texture.

Cool before Storing: Let the Murmure Namkeen cool completely before storing it in an airtight container. This helps maintain its crispiness over time.

Crunchy Additions: You can add roasted nuts or seeds for an additional extra crunch.

Experiment with Spice: You can customize the flavor by experimenting with different spice blends. A touch of chaat masala or roasted cumin can add an extra layer of taste.

Serving: Enhance your serving experience by pairing the dish with fresh ingredients like chopped. tomato, coriander, mint, or a hint of lemon for an added burst of freshness.

Adding Salt: Be careful while adding salt, especially if using salted nuts. Taste and adjust salt accordingly.

Storage Consideration: Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to preserve freshness and prevent moisture absorption.

Why You Should Make this Recipe:

Murmura Chivda, also known as kurmura or puffed rice, is an ideal, healthy, and quick snack. It’s mixed with peanuts, curry leaves, garlic, cumin seeds, red chili powder, and turmeric.

This Murmure Namkeen recipe can be prepared in just 15 minutes, making it a favorite munchie for all ages!

Freshness: When you make Murmure Namkeen at home, you use fresh ingredients, making the snack more delicious and full of flavor compared to the ones you buy from the store.

Customizable: When you make it on your own, you can adjust the flavors and ingredients based on what you like. Try different spice levels, add special touches, or include favorite things like nuts or seeds to make it just the way you want.

Making a health-conscious decision: You can make a healthier version by controlling the ingredients, using less oil, including whole spices, and avoiding excessive additives often present in store-bought snacks.

Cost Effectiveness: Making murmure namkeen at home can be more economical than purchasing pre-packaged snacks. Buying ingredients in bulk and making larger quantities can lead to a lower cost per serving.

Convenience: Having a homemade batch of murmure namkeen readily available provides a quick and satisfying snack option suitable for any time of the day, be it during tea time or during unexpected gatherings.

Personal Achievements: Making a tasty snack from scratch brings a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. You feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction when you have made something very tasty for yourself and your family. At least I feel so. What about you?

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Murmura snack

Basic Ingredients Used to Make This Recipe:

Murmura (Puffed rice): Murmura is the main ingredient, providing a crispy and light base for the namkeen.

Peanuts: Adds crunch, richness, and a nutty flavor. Peanuts are commonly used, but you can customize them with your preferred nuts.

Curry Leaves: Adds a special aroma and taste, making the overall flavor better.

Garlic: Including garlic adds a savory and aromatic flavor, elevating the overall taste of your Murmure Namkeen.

Others: Apart from the above, to make this recipe you would need turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and vegetable oil.

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Murmure Namkeen

Murmure Namkeen, also called Murmura Chivda, is a super crunchy and tasty snack that’s good for you. You don’t need any fancy ingredients, and it doesn’t take much time to make. Give it a shot at home, and you’ll probably love this homemade snack!”
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: murmura namkeen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1031kcal
Author: Puja



  • 100 grams Puffed Rice Murmure (kurmura/puffed rice
  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 Curry leaves Sprig
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3/4 cup Raw Peanuts
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai.
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  • Add crushed garlic and fry for few seconds.
  • Now, add curry leaves and fry on low flame nicely.
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  • Then, add haldi, chili powder, salt and mix well.
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  • Immedietly, add peanuts and fry until peanuts are roasted nicely but not burnt.
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  • Now add murmure and mix everything well stirring it for 2 minutes on low heat until everything roasted well and crisp.
  • Take it off the heat and cool completely.
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  • Store in a clean air tight container for upto 20 days and enjoy as and when craved for.


Nutrition Facts
Murmure Namkeen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1031 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 1014mg29%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 187IU4%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about this Recipe:

Are there any alternative nuts I can use?

Certainly, feel free to substitute with your preferred nuts like almonds, walnuts, or cashews.

Can I make this recipe without adding nuts for a nut-free version?

Yes, you can omit nuts if you have allergies or prefer a nut-free option. The namkeen will still be delicious.

How long does this murmure namkeen stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container, it stays fresh for up to two weeks. Be sure to keep it away from moisture.

Can I make this recipe in advance for a party or gathering?

Absolutely! This namkeen is a great make-ahead snack and can be stored in advance for convenience.

Can I add more ingredients like raisins or dried fruits?

Certainly! Experiment with additional ingredients like raisins or dried fruits for a sweet and savory twist.

What is the best way to store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Avoid moisture to maintain crispiness.

Can I use olive oil instead of the suggested oil?

While traditionally made with vegetable oil, you can use olive oil for a different flavor. Just be mindful of its distinct taste.

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