Crunchy Munchy for others must be a bowl filled with a distinct variety of Chips and Nachos accompanied with fancy dips. But when I think of the term Crunchy Munchy, it takes me back to my college days when I was away from home in the hostel. My memories of crunchy munchy are still fresh and crispy just like my Grandma’s Jantikalu. I very well remember Grandma packing that delicious and crispy Jantikalu in an airtight container just before I leave for the hostel. She used to mix the rice flour, roasted dry gram, ghee, cumin seeds, and some other common ingredients efficiently and fried those Jantikalu in no time. The aroma and the taste of those crunchy munchies still linger on my tastebuds.
Grandma often uses to narrate us the health asset of these homemade crunchies as it was prepared using various grains, lentils, and spices. The crunchy and rich taste of Jantikalu and other crunchies are liked by everyone and it has become a daily use snack for people in South India.
Along with Jantikalu, Murukku, Chakodi, chekkalu, Masala palli, karapusa(sev) and the list goes on and on. We use to just dive into the plates loaded with these delicacies and finish them in a blink of an eye. I have grown up savouring these delicious crunchy munchies and they continue to be my favourite snacks. These Indian crunchies will never go off fashion because of their distinct taste and their connections with our homeland traditions and unforgettable tales.
What is your favourite Indian Crunchy Munchy?