Murmura is one of the most common foods in Indian cuisine. You can have it as it is or as bhel puri, jhal muri and more. You can also mix it with jaggery (gud) and prepare delicious murmura laddoo. Called puffed rice, murmura is made from grains of rice, which makes it both filling and light (on the stomach). What makes murmura even more popular is its accessibility and affordability. You can get a packet of mumura at literally any grocery store around the corner. But have you ever wondered how the murmura is made? Thanks to social media, we have an answer. We recently came across a video that featured the kitchen of a whispera factory. The video was shared by a Nasik-based content creator from her “_veggie_bite_” Instagram account.
In the video, huge iron kadhai loaded with sand could be seen placed on clay ovens. A person then took a portion of rice grains, added something to it and threw it on the sand. The rice grain and sand are then mixed together until the rice grain swells. Once done, the person immediately strained the muttered with a large mesh strainer. “Whispered/Making puffed rice,” the caption of the video read.
Watch the video here:
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Quite an interesting process, right? The video went viral on Instagram, garnering 789,000 likes and thousands of comments. Netizens seemed impressed with the physical labor involved in making murmura.
“How do they handle such hot utensils? They work so hard! Enjoy it!” read a comment. Another person wrote, “Person’s arms are better than most guys going to the gym!!!” A third comment read, “So much hard work is done by so many strangers and we savor the end product as if it were our birthright. And yet, we criticize in more than one way!
What do you think of the video? Share it with us in the comments below. In the meantime, we bring you some of our favorite dishes that you can make with a packet of murmura. Click here to find out more.
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