Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Puffed Rice Upma / Pori Upma

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My mom is the upma queen. I would easily crown her for her amazing varieties of upmas and the taste too :) 

I was someone who used to sulk at the sound of the name upma but now have changed a lot and have started enjoying a lot of new varieties of upma that she makes :) All thanks to her!

This is one of my favorite upma from her collection. Puffed rice is an easily available ingredient in India and most of them would like eating it just like that or as bhel. This upma would be really light in your tummy and easily digestible with very simple ingredients in it. 

Just after Aayudha pooja most of you would be having puffed rice at home, so why wait?!!! Go ahead and make this simple one pot meal!! :)

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Puffed rice / Pori - 6 cups (3 cups per person on average)
Green chilly - 1
Coconut - 3 tblsp
Onion - 1 large
Tamarind paste - 1 tblsp
Water - 1 cup
Channa dhall - 1 tsp
Urad dhall - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste

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Take the puffed rice in a large bowl and pour just enough water to immerse it. Allow it to soak for just one minute and remove it from water. Squeeze the water out of the puffed rice and collect in another bowl. 

Chop onion finely. 

Grind coconut, green chilly and salt together. 

Take a large wok and add 3 tblsp of oil. Crackle mustard seeds and add the urad dhall and channa dhall, fry until golden brown. Now add the chopped onion and fry for a while. 

Add the ground coconut chilly mixture along with the tamarind paste and the water. Let this mixture heat up well. 

Now add the puffed rice and mix well. Close with a lid and allow to cook for 10 mins in low flame. Mix inbetween and if it feel dry or sticking to the wok, add one more spoon of oil and sprinkle just a little more water. 

Serve hot and enjoy eating :) 

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Written by: Nithya
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Priya Suresh said...

I would love to finish that whole bowl..Puffed rice upma is just inviting me.

Wer SAHM said...

easy snack idea and also a low calorie food too

thelady8home said...

Wonderful upma, and so easy. makes me hungry. Lovely clicks!

Manjula Bharath said...

very very inviting upma :) looks so delicious !! lovely click ..

Rumana Ambrin said...

I will finish that bowl of upma happily..

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