Jhal muri is a tasty and very popular street food snack from Kolkata. This vegan snack is made with puffed rice and other tidbits like roasted peanuts, onions, tomatoes, boiled potatoes, spice powders and herbs. In Bengali language ‘jhal’ means spicy and ‘muri’ means puffed rice. Like most street food snacks jhal muri also has a spicy, tangy taste (chatpata as called in hindi). A special ingredient that is added in jhalmuri is mustard oil. This lend a typical pungent flavor to this puffed rice snack – hints and hits of the flavor & aroma of mustard oil is felt when eating.