Tick 1 – Jhalmuri with kolkata spunkiness done !
I longed for the spicy, zany taste of Jhalmuri and almost got there this evening. The guidance came from Masalamagic. I did not use the potatoes because boiling them takes time :). For non Bengalis/Oriyans Jhalmuri is spicier version of Bhel with very apt use of mustard oil. It also lacks the tamarind/jaggery taste thus making it truly unique and addictive. There are versions of it which use Haldiram mixture/peanuts , but the best taste is taking fresh ingredients and using home roasted peanuts.
Only tip – Add the finely cucumber only at the time of serving. I was not sure of the coconut getting added to it but in hindsight it should be good idea.
Notice how muri is same as churmure in marathi, mur mure in Hindi?