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Monday, June 18, 2012

Masala Borugulu / Spicy Puffed Rice

I end up cooking two to three fresh meals each day during weekdays and my energy levels reach somewhere null point by weekend. While the working women look forward to weekends to create decent meals, I would be dragging myself into the kitchen to cook a meal that doubles up as our lunch and dinner. Let alone snacks, I don't even prefer preparing breakfast on a weekend morning. On weekdays, when I seem to have oodles of energy I deliberately cook extra breakfast so that I can freeze and serve it on weekends. However when the evening hungry pangs start to kick in, my poor husband jumps in to prepare a snack instead of bothering me. :) It usually turns out to be this spicy puffed rice or bhel puri that can be put together very quickly. Thanks to my husband, I don't remember preparing it myself in years though I eat it regularly. :)

And coming to recipe, there are no standard measurements to follow. Just I add a handful of this and a handful of that. If you like a particular ingredient, go with more of it. For instance, I tend to add more peanuts since my kids love it. I follow the below given method but my husband prefers to dry toast peanuts, dalia and puffed rice individually and then prepare a tadka with the remaining ingredients. Whatever method you follow, you will end up with a yummy and guilt free snack in about five minutes.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
4 cups puffed rice / mamra
2 - 3 handfuls of peanuts
2 handfuls of roasted chickpeas (dalia)
2 - 3 Tbsp dry coconut pieces
1- 2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves (wash and pat dry)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
6 red chillies
Salt to taste

* Heat oil in a wide pan and add mustard seeds and peanuts.
* Fry until peanuts turn golden brown and then add dalia, curry leaves, red chillies, coconut pieces, turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.
* Next add puffed rice and salt. Saute for a couple of minutes or until the puffed rice is crispy. Turn off the stove.
* Let cool and transfer the mixture to an airtight container.

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Chef Mireille said...

so colorful and inviting

Srimathi said...

A simple and enjoyable snack anytime.

Srivalli said...

We always resort to this healthy snacking right..nothing beats this..

Maayeka said...

nice and crisp snack..

rajani said...

By Friday, I shut down the kitchen and either eat out for two days or go to my in laws place for decent meals :). So I totally understand the null point energy level on weekends.

The pori looks nice and perfect!

Priya said...

Spicy puffed rice looks irresistible.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Masala Pori looks awesome!

Usha said...

I like anything made with puffed riced. The bowl is so inviting and love the cute little basket too.

Akila said...

looks so tempting... with beautiful cliks...

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Spice up the Curry said...

very delicious snack.

Sadaf Afshan said...

I will definitely try this. My Mom used to make something similar with chiwda (beaten rice) too.

Vardhini said...

Lovely click and the dish looks yummy.

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Vardhini said...

Suma, if interested you could link this up to Kid's delight event.

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Talk about null point energy levels over the weekends, that is me too :)

A guilt free snack indeed! My husband likes to throw in raw onions too :)

Cooks said...

You have a great helper in the kitchen.. Love the way those borugulu look. If I remember correctly, my husband made something like this years ago. I've to remind him :-)

veena krishnakumar said...

Pori looks so good. I make this often for my kiddo too:-)

Rudi said...

hmmm, I love it..:)

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Anonymous said...

Pori looks so good. I make this often for my kiddo too:-)