Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Masala Pori (spicy puffed rice)

Masala pori or masala mandakki is a low cal tea time snack or anytime snack. 


Puffed rice - 5 cups
Red chillies - 2-4 no
mustard - 1 teaspoon
haldi  - 1/2 teaspoon
red chili powder - 1 teaspoon(optional, only if you want it more spicier)
garlic cloves - 4-5 no's chopped/crushed
peanuts ---- 1/2 cup
fried grams ----1/2 cup
curry leaf sprigs --- 2-3
salt to taste
oil for seasoning


1.Take a heavy bottomed pan, add two teaspoons of oil and fry ground nuts. Remove from the pan and keep aside( alternatively you can dry roast on microwave also)

2. Dry roast fried gms also

3, In the same pan, add 2 teaspoons of oil and when heated, put in the mustard seeds, when they splutter, add the crushed garlic till the raw smell evaporates.

4.Lower the flame and add haldi, red chilli powder and curry leaves. Now add, the puffed rice and roast on low flame till the masala coats the puffed rice.  Toss in the roasted peanuts and fried grams. Mix them well.
When cooled, store it in an airtight container. Has a shelf life of 15 days when stored properly.  

You can even add saunf if you wish, it is optional. I have crushed it in a mortar so that the flavour of the spices is enhanced

Roast the crushed spices in two spoons of oil along with haldi, red chilli powder( only if you want it more spicier,else the chillies are enough)

Toss in the puffed rice and mix well till the masal coats the puffed rice

Optional: Makhanas can be roasted lightly and added  along with the puffed rice to add more taste.

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