Sev Mamra

Sev mamra or sev murmura is a 10-minute light snack made of puffed rice, spices, and sev.  Tastes great as a crunchy tea-time snack or on the go. It has that crunchy addictiveness of popcorn but with more flavor.
Sev mamra on a blue plate.

 Vagharela mamra is a snack and is also known as a key ingredient in making bhel puri. It is a dry Indian snack that is kept on hand and often served during Diwali.

This Gujarati-style masala sev mamra required minimal ingredients.  If you need it quickly for a chaat, you can also find a sev mamra packet at your local Indian grocery store.

Ingredient Notes

This mamra recipe requires basic Indian spices, puffed rice and sev.

Sev mamra ingredients in small plates and bowl.

Puff rice – known as murmura, mamra, or mumra.  Found in the Indian grocery store.

Sev – use medium size

Turmeric powder – add to the oil to help coat the puffed rice and bring color

Red chili powder – adjust for your heat preference

How to make sev mamra

Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat.  Add cumin seeds and once they splutter add asafetida.

Then, add turmeric to the oil.

Add in the puffed rice (murmura) and give it a mix to coat the mamra.

Roast on medium for 2-3 minutes.  If you take one and try it you will notice at first they are a little soft.  In three minutes or so they will become crunchy.

Once crunchy and roasted well, add in the chilli powder, and sugar and give it a mix.  Add in sev. Toss to mix.  Turn off the gas and remove it from the heat.

Sev mamra in a pot.

Variations

If you want to make this mamra recipe more like a chevdo like Cereal Chevdo or Roasted Poha Chivda you can add in a few other ingredients:

  • Raisins
  • Coconut flakes
  • Curry leaves (added to oil)
  • Roasted or fried nuts
  • Chana dal (roasted or fried)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Mustard seeds instead of cumin seeds in the hot oil (our family prefers jeera)

Storage

If kept in an airtight container, this will keep easily for a month.

Sev mamra on a blue plate.

10 Minute Sev Mamra Recipe

Shilpa Joshi
Sev mamra or sev murmura is a 10-minute light snack made of puffed rice, spices, and sev.  Tastes great as a crunchy tea-time snack or on the go. It has that crunchy addictiveness of popcorn but with more flavor.
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Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 118 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups mumra puffed rice, 20g
  • ½ cup sev medium size, 35g
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • tsp asafetida hing
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp red chili powder lal mirch
  • ½ tsp sugar

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to pot on medium. Once heated add cumin seeds. After they begin to sizzle, add asafetida. Then, add turmeric and mix.
  • Next, add mumra (puffed rice) and toss to coat. Stir every 30 seconds for about 2-3 minutes. You will notice they get a slight chewiness then crisp up.
  • Add sugar, salt and red chili powder. Mix well for a minute.
  • Add sev. Mix well. Try the mix to make sure it has a crisp taste and adjust for salt or heat, per your preference.

Notes

Store in airtight container.
See post for variations.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 780mgPotassium: 587mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 8844IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 5mg
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