If you do not have a lot of time to prepare elaborate snacks, then you must add this to your list. It hardly takes minutes to make this snack and is sure to become your family’s favorite. Each bite is loaded with the goodness of peanuts, cashews and so on. The recipe makes a ton and it was all gone in a couple of days. You can adjust the quantity of spices to your liking and I am kicking off Diwali with this quick and easy snack. Off to the recipe. Recipe adapted from Mallika Badrinath book.
Kara Pori (spicy Puffed Rice)
Puffed rice mixed with nuts and spices.
- oil - 6 tbsp
- mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
- garlic - 2 cloves - crushed
- curry leaves - few
- cashews - 2 tbsp - broken
- peanuts - 1/4 cup
- pottukadalai - 1/2 cup
- chilly powder - 1 tsp
- turmeric - 1/2 tsp
- salt - 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
- asafoetida - a pinch
- coriander powder - 2 tsp (dhaniya podi)
- puffed rice - 10 cups
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add garlic and curry leaves. Next add cashews, peanuts and pottukadalai giving a few seconds gap with each addition.
When the cashews turn golden brown add the spice powders and saute for a minute. Finally add the puffed rice and turn off the stove. Mix gently until the puffed rice gets coated with the spice mixture.
Allow to cool and store in airtight containers.
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1. Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add garlic and curry leaves.2. Next add cashews. Saute for a few seconds.3. Add peanuts and saute for a few seconds.4. Add pottukadalai.5. Saute until the cashews turn golden brown.6. Add chilly powder, salt, turmeric, asafoetida and coriander powder.7. Saute for a minute.8. Add the puffed rice and turn off the stove.9. Mix gently to coat the puffed rice with the spice mixture.
Quick and easy snack ready.
Linking to Diwali Bash 2013.
and Priya and Sangee’s Diwali Delicacies.
8 Responses to Kara Pori (Spicy Puffed Rice)
I love it very much so crunchy munchy and perfect for tv time.
a simple and ready in minutes evening time snack…superb
This is my favorite Snack.. I make it often.. love the clicks, Vardhini!
Nice mix- any idea how I can puff the rice myself? Have tried and failed a few times before.
I have never tried puffing rice at home. If I come across any article, I will definitely share.
Delicious and my favourite…
Almost similar to how we make at home.. Next time try with coconut oil.. the aroma simply cant be bet…
Yummy.. My fav churmura.. I make these during diwali time, when I have to fill up the goody bags with some side savory.. Such an easy one..