Friday, May 16, 2008
Charmurya Upkari (Snack out of puffed rice)
Puffed rice or "Charmuro" as called in Konkani is a anytime munchy crunchy snack. With kids having summer hols & asking for snacks or "something to eat" as they often put it, this works out great. A healthy snack with less oil & easy to make too.
Puffed rice - 6-7 cups
Dalia (Pottu Kadalai)- 1/2 cup
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 10 no
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
1. In a pan add oil & fry the Dalia till it slightly changes colour. Drain & set aside. Then fry the Peanuts till golden brown & set aside.
2. Now in ramaining oil, add mustard seds & once it splutters add jeera, red chillies, curry leaves & turmeric powder. Mix all well.Turn off the gas.
3. Now add the puffed rice, dalia, peanuts & required salt & mix everything well.
If you want you can add sev too & all dry fruits too, but traditionally its made very simple & uses only everyday ingredients that you have in your kitchen.
Serve anytime, a delicious, healthy & jhatpat tasty snack to munch on is ready!!