Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kaara pori (Spicy puffed rice)

Many a days I was wondering if I could get an 'oil-less spicy-snack recipe' till I came across this tasty snack in Tasty traditions .  Thanks to the blogging world and the author, now I can snack on this quick, guilt-free spicy snack along with a cup of coffee every evening:)

Serving this kara pori and a  banana with an evening coffee is very common in Tamilnadu villages.

Puffed rice (arisi pori) - 4 cup
groundnut - 1 cup
puffed channa dhal (pottu kadalai)- 1/2 cup
thin beaten rice (aval/poha) - 1/2 cup
oil - 1 tbsp
garlic - 2 cloves
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
hing (perungayam) - few shakes
red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
curry leaf - 1 sprig
salt - to taste

Microwave the pori in a big bowl for 1 minute or till it turns crispy (another 30 seconds).
Heat oil in a wok. Fry the groundnut and take out.
In the same wok roast the puffed channa dhal, till it turns crispy.
Add the beaten rice (thin poha) and fry together till both gets crispy (not red).
In a blender crush together the chilly powder or dry red chillies, curry leaf, hing, garlic, salt. Let it be a coarse mixture.
Heat a tsp of oil in the wok and fry the crushes ingredients.
Then switch off flame and add the fried peanut, pottu kadalai, puffed rice, beaten rice, fried groundnut and mix well.
Mix very evenly, so that every piece gets coated with the spices.
Let them cool well (otherwise they will get soggy by their own steam) and store in airtight container.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as snack with coffee or tea in the evening.
It can be used to garnish over Indian salads, curries and raitha.

Fresh garlic can be replaced by garlic powder to avoid crushing.
Instead of microwaving the puffed rice, we can dry roast it for 5 minutes in low heat.


aipi said...

If I were around there wouldn't be any left for you lol- love this very much :))

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Panchpakwan said...

Kaara pori looks delicious munching sanck..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A very yummy snack...spicy and crispy...I just love it...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the kaara pori prep. A quickie crunchy snack, guilt-less :):)

Santosh Bangar said...

crispy snack for tea time

Priya said...

Feel like munching some, cant wait to make some..

Suman Singh said...

perfect tea time snack..looks great!

Padma said...

Perfect evening snack esp on rainy days.


divya said...

Absolutely mouthwatering..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

i always love this kaara pori than the sweet one,luks delicious.

kittymatti said...

Oh i love this... looks so appetizing!

Swathi said...

Karapori looks delicious nice munchy while watching serious movies.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Puffed rice made me hungry. To top it I just finished my breakfast.

Hamaree Rasoi

Chitra said...

This is very nice. i too have one in archive but tats not oil free. Imust try this one :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I'm so glad that you tried dal makhani and your family loved it too. Sure you can post it. Thank you again for trying out...

Hamaree Rasoi

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious Viki:)

San said...

Nice snack for the evenings ,it will be emptied in no time :D