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.