Spicy Puffed Rice - Borugulu

Murmura Spicy Puffed Rice (Borugulu) (Vegan, GF)

Enjoy Murmura Spicy Puffed Rice (also known as Borugulu) as a quick snack. This is a simple and quick recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Borugulu, Murmura
Special Diet Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 340kcal
Author The Worktop


  • 3 whole garlic cloves - skin on
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil (45 milliliters)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (I used cayenne)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4-5 dried chilies
  • 3 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup dried shredded coconut (15 grams) (desiccated coconut)
  • 1/4 cup cashews (25 grams) - roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (25 grams) - roughly chopped
  • 4 cups puffed brown rice (100 grams)
  • few mint leaves - chopped, for serving
  • 1 whole lime - for serving


  • Slightly crush the garlic cloves.
  • Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over medium to medium-hight heat.
  • Add in the garlic, mustard seeds, cumin, chili powder, salt, tumeric, dried chilies and curry leaves. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring frequently to make sure the spices are well mixed and evenly coated in the oil, and to prevent the spices from burning.
  • Add in the peanuts and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add in the cashews and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. The nuts should be lightly toasted by this point.
  • Add in the coconut and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Turn the heat to low, and add in the puffed rice. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat the puffed rice with the oil and spices.
  • Allow to cool. At this point, this spicy puffed rice can be saved in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.
  • When serving, garnish with mint leaves and grate some lime zest over it. Serve with a slice of lime, to be squeezed right before eating (so it does not make it soggy).


You may want to remove the garlic cloves before serving.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 10mg