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Popped Rice Balls

Popped Rice Balls (Khoi Moa/Murkhi )

Makes:300gms                                                                                     Time:10 mins

Popped Rice Balls or Khoi Moa/ Murkhi as it is known in Bengali. Yes, this dish is a Bengali specialty. It is a simple, sweet and tasty snack which you can make in minutes. A near-extinct recipe as mothers are moving on to unhealthy fast food such as chips, noodles, and burgers. 


Popped rice   200gm
Jaggery         100 gm
Water             2 tbsp
Ghee              2tsp


Take a kadhai/ sauce pan put the jaggery and water and keep on stirring while letting it boil until it becomes bubbly and starts sticking to the stirring spoon. Then add the ghee. Switch off the flame.Keep on stirring for a little more time to cool it. Add the popped rice and mix well so all of it is uniformly coated with the jaggery. Make sure it is not sticky.Then take a handful of the mixture and press it between the palms to shape it into a ball. Your snack is ready

Chirer Pulao / Beaten Rice Pilaf

Chirer Pulao / Beaten Rice Pilaf

Chirer Pulao / Beaten Rice Pilaf is a traditional Bengali Dish prepared with a rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids.


  • Beaten Rice/flatten rice:   1 cup
  • Potatoes:                        1 medium thinly sliced
  • Beans:                            1/2 cup cut into small pieces
  • Cauliflower:                     Finely chopped a handful
  • Green chilies:                  2 finely chopped
  • Oil:                                1 tbsp
  • Ghee:                             2 tbsp
  • Groundnut:                     2 tbsp fried
  • Sugar                             1 tbsp
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Raisin:                            1 tbsp 
  • Ginger:                           1 tsp Finely chopped 

{You can make it with only potato i.e (without the other vegetables) it tastes good too.}


1.First, soak the beaten rice in some warm water drain away the excess water.Keep aside.

2.In a skillet add some oil and cook the vegetables adding some salt and turmeric to it

3.Once cooked add the beaten rice as well the rest of the ingredients mix them evenly and switch off the flame.Serve hot.