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snack: khara puri – spiced puffed rice

This is one of the snack items we used to munch on over the evening cup of coffee or after dinner. It also goes with some of the other dishes like rava upma, etc…


puffed rice 3 cups
curry leaves – 10-15 leaves
split chick peas – half a cup
peanuts 2 teaspoons
mustard seeds – .5 (half) teaspoon
asafoetida (hing) – one pinch
salt – to taste
turmeric powder – .5 (half) teaspoon
red chilli powder = 1 teaspoon
dried red chillies – 5 chilies

place a skillet on a stove. pour a teaspoon of olive oil and heat. put peanuts for tadka and wait till it splitters up. put some jeera (if required) and add peanuts, red chillies and curry leaves. wait till curry leaves get a little crisp and not leave till the peanuts and red chillies to turn black. add a pinch of hing and turmeric. add split chick peas (dalia) (hurigadale in kannada), red chili powder and stir the content. Now add puffed rice and mix all the ingredients on a low flame. leave it for 5 to 10 minutes with occasional mix/stirring up and take it out of the stove (turn off the stove too 🙂 )

you may also add sev if you choose to, it gives a better flavor and crispiness to eat.

September 6, 2009 - Posted by | Chaat, Foods and Recipes |

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