As the blog name goes – GIRMITT – this is a specialty of Dharwad too. The name is given to a snack that is somewhat similar to bhelpuri but not exactly. However the name is given because of the sound made when you prepare it – in a vessel you rigorously rotate a spoon to mix all the ingredients. That is the world famous GIRMITT!


Murmura or churmuri, fresh grated coconut, finely chopped coriander leaves, green chilli pieces, onion cut into small pieces, mustard, cumin seeds, asaphotida and oil, thin shev (bhujia), metkut or dry gram (phutani) powder 


  • Take water in a big shallow vessel and pour murmura in it.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze out water from murmura by pressing with  both the hands.
  • Transfer to another dry vessel.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or big vessel and season with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida.
  • After the mustard seeds crackle, add cut green chillies and then cut onion and allow to cook for 5 min.
  • Cool the contents.
  • Mix the soaked murmura in the above cold mixture.
  • Add salt, lemon juice and sugar and mix well with a spoon and the “GIRMITT” sound! 
  • To this sprinkle metkut or dried  gram(phutani)  powder and thin shev.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and grated fresh coconut.
  • Do the “GIRMITT” action again – i.e. mix well.
Typically Served With:
Serve with hot fried mirchi (bhuji)!

34 Responses

  1. lovely recipe.. was looking for girmit recipe and found yours.. im trying it now 🙂

  2. From Hubli – Great recipes… very nostalgic..

  3. its really a great initative by the team guys……….
    gr8 goin,all the best to ur team………..

  4. Girmit is also called as Churmuri SUSALA…. and also called as MANDAAL VAGGARANI….

    • hey! confuse madkobyadri,
      Churmuri susla and Mandaal vaggarni are same but girimit is different, it is more like street food.

  5. hey! this is a wonderful site! and can u tell ma the receipe of girmitt that they prepare road side? they don’t soak the mandakki as i ‘va seen!

  6. girmit is a snack which i have relished throughout college days,grt to remind it,i will prepare for my kids now.

  7. wow…. very nice i was searching this recipe .. thanqqqqqqq so much.. i will definatly try this..

  8. if u add chopped ginger, it’ll give a very good taste and good for health too…… try it

  9. Thank you 🙂

  10. hi
    I dont think this is the Right recipe for Girmit, but this is Chummari Susala, except for adding daani at the end. please post the recipe for Girmit eagerly waiting for it.

    And I love this site. Jai karnataka.


  11. niva onda cholo receipe baraderi

  12. one should try near tontadarya math in Gadag… its so simple and yummy. unfortunately i am unable to find the correct recipe.

  13. From USA-
    Can you please add more recipes on rice and palle. I was looking for Hurali kattin saru recipe. thank you so much.

  14. Delicious recipe

  15. hey.. this is susla.. not girmitt..:(


  17. Hey can u tell me what is bathalla known elsewhere ? It was sold by vendors along with churmuri. Can rarely find it these days.

  18. i dont think we soak chirmuri for girmit. the chirmuri is supposed to soak up the gravy ( wagarni)

  19. Hi..
    Below is one more reciepe for Girmit more like what they prepare in road side.


    1. Murmura /churmuri
    2. Finely chopped coriander leaves
    3. Green chilli pieces
    4. Onion cut into small pieces
    5. mustard,cumin seeds, asaphotida and oil, thin shev (bhujia),
    6. phutani powder
    7. Tamrind juice
    8. Lemon juice (if required)

    1. Take oil in the pan and season with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida.
    2. Add green chillis and chopped onions.
    3.Once onions becum soft you can add half tomato and 5-6 spoons of tamrind juice.
    4. fry till onions are finely cooked with tamrind juice and salt.
    5. Allow mixture to cool, Meanwhile take churmuri in big vessels.
    6. Add the prepared mixture and putani powder. Mix it well.
    7. Garnish with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves ,Bhuja shev and serve.

    • Thank you!! 🙂

      • dear Harsha,
        i am writing here as i dint know where else i could write to you. we girls shift out of north karnataka due to husband’s job. we slowly lose touch with the way festivals are celebrated traditionally, and adopt/modify with the local people.
        if you can, please introduce a section on festivals, where the procedures for festivals, the actual habbada adige, pooja,etc are outlined. covers to a certain extent. but i would appreciate it if given in the north karnataka style.

    • yes! this is the girmitt.. but I think you can add methkut or mente hittu…

  20. Was looking for it thanks

  21. I tried it…..So tasty

  22. Its very tasty . even we also prepare in our home thank u

  23. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is fantastic, let alone the content!

  24. I have been looking for NK food recipes nd your site has all those. Thank you for such detailed recipes. Keep posting….

  25. But the taste lies’ in the masala used for making is secret no body reveals.

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