Chura Bhunja

Chura Bhunja – A tasty and easy snack from Bihar and West Bengal

Served best hot with chai. Can also stay fresh for about a week in a sealed container. No refrigeration necessary.

Cook time – 15 min

Gluten free, vegan, kid-friendly



  • 3 cups poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2-3 whole red chilies
  • 1 tbsp seed of your choice for “phoran” (either cumin or mustard seed works well)
  • 3 tbsp oil for frying (I like mustard oil)


  • Heat oil in a kadhai
  • Fry seeds until they sputter (about 30 seconds)
  • Add onions and fry until slightly translucent (about 2 minutes)
  • Add red chilies and fry (about 1 min)
  • Add flattened rice and roast until slightly tanned stirring continuously (about 5-10 min)
  • Add salt to taste and SERVE!

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