Girmit is a very popular tea time snack or street food of North Karnataka. It is usually served with mirchi bajji. It is a very tasty snack prepared with puffed rice.
Soak small marble sized tamarind in a cup of hot water for 30 mins. Extract 1 cup of tamarind juice and discard the pulp.
Heat 3 tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida , green chillies and curry leaves.
Once mustard seeds splutter, add finely chopped onions.
Saute until onions turn golden brown.
Add salt, turmeric powder and jaggery powder.
Once onion turns golden brown, add tamarind extract.
Cook until the mixture thickens.
Add a tsp of roasted gram dal powder and mix well.
Once it thickens, turn off heat. Let it cool. This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.
You can use it when needed.
In a big vessel, add the puffed rice, needed paste we prepared and mix well.
Add the rest of the roasted gram dal powder and mix well.
Add finely chopped onion, finely chopped tomato, coriander leaves and mix.
Finally garnish with onion, tomato, sev and enjoy.