Wednesday, May 30, 2012


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My mom used to stock up a big container of Spicy puffed rice as it is a simple snack which can be had any time of the day.It is also a tradition at our house to serve a kind of spicy puffed rice or any kind of spicy snack to guests after lunch.While we make various varieties of spicy puffed rice, I am sharing a basic version of spicy puffed rice which can be prepared either with green chillies or red chili powder.However, my most favorite variety is garlic based one which I would try to post later.
The most simple and tastiest way to enjoy this spicy puffed rice is to top it with finely chopped onions,grated carrot and coriander.A generous squeeze of lemon would definitely add a special taste to it. Now straight to the recipe of this popular south Indian snack.
(yields 6-7 cups)
5-6 cups Murmur/Puffed rice
1/3 cup Groundnuts
1/3 cup Fried gram(Dalia)
4-5 Green chillies,cut into lengthy and thin pieces
1/4-1/3 tsp Citric acid crystals
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 cup Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
  • Clean the murmur and keep them aside.Use fresh and crisp murmur for the recipe.
  • Dry roast ground nuts and remove the skin and keep them aside.
  • Clean and dry the curry leaves on a kitchen napkin.
  • Heat oil in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add slit green chillies and fry until they are crisp.
  • Add fried gram,roasted ground nuts,curry leaves and fry well for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add turmeric powder,Salt and citric acid crystals in to it and mix well.Immediately switch off the flame.
  • Add murmur and mix well until the masala coats the murmur.
  • Now switch on the flame again and roast the murmur for 2-3 minutes on low flame.This will make murmur more crispy.Now switch off and let it cool down completely.
Store in an air-tight container.It stays good for 15-20 days and also up to a month.
Serving Suggestions:
  • You can serve the murmur as it is or top it with finely chopped onions and a dash of lemon juice.
  • For beach style murmur masala,you can mix the murmur with grated carrots,finely chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander,a dash of lemon and mix well and serve immediately.Garnish with fine sev.

  • There is no hard and fast rule with the measurements in the recipe.Alter the ingredients according to your wish.
Variations of Spicy puffed rice:
  • Use 1 tsp Red chili powder instead of green chillies in the recipe.You can even add few red chillies in the tadka.
  • You can add cashews or pitikballu/hitikbele(skinned avarekalu) while frying groundnuts for a varitaion.


Sudha Sabarish said...

My fav snack and just love to have any time.Love the borugulu which we get in thirupathi.Superb snack.

Unknown said...

Easy peasy snack

Akila said...

Oh My God.... Awesome clicks n amazing recipe....

Shobha said...

I love this snack..
The little basket (gampa) is so cute..

Priya Suresh said...

I can have this spicy guilt free puffed rice rite now, yummy and tempting.

Unknown said...

love the presentation..looks so spicy and delicious..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I can have this even at 3 am !! Totally love this spicy puffed rice...Nicely presented Prathy

Hamaree Rasoi

Spice up the Curry said...

this looks really tempting. I am salivating here.

Unknown said...

Vaggarane Puri looks great. I love the green mango in it1

FewMinute Wonders said...

Love this combination. A guy near my house used to sell this and I would wait for them every weekend. Looks absolutely heavenly.

Unknown said...

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Prathy loved the way you made it look just like what you get on the street!! Nice click!

Square Meals said...

Lovely presentation :-)

Savi-Ruchi said...

loved that cute little basket!

Myvegfare said...

Wow, superb clicks, love that little basket, karaxpuri, looks pick me up.., making me nostalgic love it, that's one of my perfect snack...

ExpatCentral said...

The hubby brought home two giant bags of puffed rice and I wanted to find another use for it besides muesli. I will definitely be trying this-thanks for posting the recipe! :o)

Unknown said...

very helpful.....thanks

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will definately tray this at home.
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