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!!


Asha said...

My 3pm snack! Thank you!:D

Sangeeth said...

i have always tried only bhel with puffed rice...this seems to be a good recipe too...i'll add it to my to do list:)

Laavanya said...

Hey seema! Nice to see that you are back and have already posted a few recipes... How is your neck now?
The murmura snack looks yummy ... will give this a try once all the snacks we brought back get over :)

Kalai said...

Looks like a quick and delicious snack, Seema! Nice one. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Seema...
I love puffed rice..... Ur snack looks so good... YUM!..

Unknown said...

An easy snack to prepare indeed

Uma said...

That's an easy snack, Seema! I always make it wheneve I have fresh puffed rice. Perfect evening snack.

EC said...

Nice quick snack

Pravs said...

love snacking on such things. Hey nice to see you back. So fast you got settled ? That's really nice.

Prema Sundar said...

love to have this snack on a rainy day .

Anonymous said...

Wow, good planning. You went back to India. Did you plan this in advance and bought a house in Chennai? Tell us more about the experience as many would like to do the same.
Boston, MA

Meera said...

A surprise is waiting for you at my blog!:-) Hope you like it.

zlamushka said...

Hi Sheema,
Love your puffed rice side dish, crunchy, yum! You have very innovative approach to traditional food (that beetroot salad or pickles, I love)...
I am hosting Tried And Tasted Event, would you like to participate? It is about cooking from other blogs, a lot of fun :-)

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