Jan 25, 2013

PORI UPMA/ PUFFED RICE UPMA

    One of my Uncles was a very good cook and this one was his best dish. It was our all time favorite  Though it was very simple, we never get such a taste in that dish. We all  cousins used to enjoy it in our childhood days. After I got married as and when I prepare this dish, I always think off him. Now he is very busy in his office, I don’t think he is getting any time to even peep into the kitchen  :D 




Ingredients :

Puffed rice – 2 cups (150 gms)
Onion – 1
Tomato – 2
A pinch of Turmeric powder
Coriander leaves
Salt as desired
Oil – 2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Chana dal - ½ tsp
Peanuts – ½ tsp
Green chillies -2

Method :

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard  seeds and allow them to crackle.

Now add chana dal, urad dal and peanuts for tempering. Once these are fried, add green chillies.

Add onions and fry them till golden brown. Add tomatoes and fry them till they are mushy. Add salt and turmeric powder.

Meanwhile wash the puffed rice in running water. Make sure it is not soaked in water for a very long time. We do this to clean the puffed rice of any smell.

Now add this puffed rice to the pan. Mix it well and switch off the stove.


Garnish with coriander and serve with tomato sauce.

Notes :

Make sure you filter out all the water from the puffed rice before adding it to the pan or else the dish might become soggy.

If you don't have tomatoes, you can even try this with onions and add lime juice for the sour flavor.