Monday, February 20, 2012

Spiced Puffed Rice/Masala or Kara Pori-A Tea Time Snack

                                     In the snack varieties i low this a lot and would like to have during any time of the day.My hubby always love to have this with the tea.When ever i visit my home my mom will prepare this for me.So i had never thought of trying it.But this time i wanted to give a attempt and the outcome was the same like  my mom's hands taste.
                                      Rather i will tell that this is our traditional recipe and which will be available and in all our households at any time.This is a very famous snacks in Salem and will get lot of variations in this i.e garam pori,poondu pori,milagu pori and so on.

Ingredients :

Puffed Rice/Pori6.5 cups or 115gms
Roasted Peanuts 3tbsp
Roasted Gram 3/4th cup
Red chillie powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/8th tsp
Hing 1/8 tsp
Salt Req

Seasoning :

Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves Req
Cooking Oil 4 tbsp
Coconut Oil 1 tbsp

Method :

1.    In a wide woke pour both the oil and do the seasoning.Now put the roasted peanuts.

2.    After adding the roasted peanuts fry for few sec's and now add the roasted gram.

3.    Saute the roasted gram till a foaming layer is formed on the top or till the color of the roasted gram changes for it to become crispy..(This takes around 4-5 min's.)

4.    Now add all the dry powders and saute for few sec's.

5.    After sauteing the powders add the puffed rice and saute till the puffed rice has absorbed the entire oil.

6.    Once everything is done put off the fire and transfer to a air tight container preferably steel so that the crunchiness of the puffed rice will remain till the end.Now serve with hot coffee and enjoy.

Notes :

1.      We can even add the crushed garlic before adding the dry powders and can have as a garlic pori too.

2.      Before adding the salt check whether puffed rice is having salt and then add according to that.

3.      Adding coconut oil will give a nice aroma and taste.

4.      Can even reduce or increase the spice level to suit our taste buds.

5.      After adding the puffed rice reduce the fire to minimum and then stir without taking the hand.

6.      I grinded all the dry powders together in the blender so that all the powders mix evenly before adding in the wok.

7.      I didn't get the roasted peanuts. So in a wok i poured little oil and roasted the peanuts and removed the skin.

8.      If  we like to have to the puffed rice look  more yellow in color, can even add more turmeric powder.

9.      Adding more curry leaves gives a nice taste and very good for health too.

10.    Mine 1 cup measurement is 200 ml.


jeyashrisuresh said...

tempting me very much, yummy tea time snack

Gayathri NG said...

Best tea time snack, looks like munching...

Roshu said...

hey awesome dear.....mouthwatering here.....good beachtime snack

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking snack. Wonderful preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Aruna Manikandan said...

wonderful tea time snack :)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

yummy and awesome tea time munching snacks dear

Julie said...

Love this trea time snack,lovely!

Erivum Puliyum

Kalyani said...

love the snack ...


This is my favorite snack during my childhood,yes we get a lots of varieties and garlic pori is my fav :) lovely clicks!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

i love it.. perfect snack

notyet100 said...

Perfect. With tea,..:)

maha said...

looking really nice and yumm marked........Maha
nice space vth awesoem recipes.loved it..........

Kanan Patel said...

my fav snack. stepwise pics are easy to follow.